‘Happy Endings’ Star Adam Pally Loving Fatherhood — But, Hey, What’s One Drink

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Adam Pally — in a reflection of the occasionally vulnerable character he plays on ABC’s Happy Endings — sounds a bit wistful about going back to the work for the fall.

He spent lots of one-on-one bonding time with his first child, 7-month-old son, Cole, over the summer.

“I’ve actually gotten to spend so much time with my son, I’m nervous about going back to work,” Pally, 30, tells Celebuzz. “I was with him for most of the beginning of his life. So, now, it’s going to be weird to not be around him.”

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Happy Endings is back into production for the 2012-2013 season — the season premieres in September.

Pally talked to Celebuzz at the recent Outfest screening of the show’s unaired episode from season 2, “Kickball 2: The Kickening,” in West Hollywood.

“I think my wife will bring him on the set,” says Pally, who shares a home in L.A. with wife Daniella. “He’s on the move now. He’s just started to crawl. Pseudo-walk. I’m sure there are a lot of dangerous things he could get into on set — that he would love to get into.”

Pally — joking — said about returning to work, “But also, I’m excited to not have to take care of an infant for a while. I’m like ‘Jesus Christ, does this ever end? It’s really hard.’ Daddy needs a drink.”

Pally, who plays the nuanced, conflicted gay character, Max, on Happy Endings, has been mentioned in Emmys buzz as a prominent snub in the Best Actor Comedy category, in addition to the show. Which could mean — if the show stays on the air — Pally is due next year.

Casey Wilson, who plays Penny, has also been singled out in the show for her effectiveness in the relationship comedy.

The show, which moves to a new time slot after Dancing with the Stars this fall, could be make-or-break time for its future.

Although initial reaction to the show was mixed, critics have lauded the show since.

“If you’re not watching ABC’s sophomore comedy, you’re missing the sharpest, funniest, giddiest show about six friends since that other show about six friends,” Entertainment Weekly‘s Dan Snierson wrote last December. “Here’s the ‘amahzing’ story of how a midseason afterthought became a word-of-mouth favorite.”

Watch a clip of ‘Happy Endings’ from last season …

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