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ABC schedules “Happy Town” in “Ugly Betty’s” soon-to-be-former home

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With “Ugly Betty” set to strut off the air in April, ABC plans to fill the Wednesday 10 p.m. slot with new drama “Happy Town.”

And yes, that means “Happy Town” will air immediately behind “Cougar Town.”

According to the Alphabet, “Ugly Betty” ends its run on Wednesday, April 6. Net will then air specials in that slot for a few weeks, until “Happy Town” arrives on April 28. Show will continue there through at least May.

Here’s the synopsis:

Haplin, Minnesota, “Happy Town,” has enjoyed an uneasy peace for five years, but all that is about to change. Still haunted by a number of unsolved kidnappings, the small town now faces a dark new crime that brings all its unresolved fears to the surface. Has the elusive “Magic Man” – who many believe is responsible for the bizarre abductions — returned to claim another victim? As Haplin’s mysteries are revealed, many of its prominent citizens’ motives come under scrutiny as their own secrets and personalities are peeled back one layer at a time.

“Happy Town” stars Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker, Steven Weber, Sarah Gadon, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Wisdom, Sam Neill and Jay Paulson. Josh Appelbaum (“Life on Mars,” “Alias,” “October Road”), André Nemec (“Life on Mars,” “Alias,” “October Road”) and Scott Rosenberg (“Life on Mars,” “October Road”) are executive producers. “Happy Town” is produced by ABC Studios.

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