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Happily Divorced: Not Renewed for Season Three, But…

no season 3 for Happily Divorced A few days ago, we reported that TV Land had renewed Happily Divorced for a third season of 12 episodes. The news was first announced by co-creators (and former spouses) Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson. It now appears that the news has changed.

TV Land has issued a press release indicating that the the 12 episode order is part of the current second season, bringing the installment total to 24. Of the cable channel’s slate of original sitcoms, only Hot in Cleveland and Happily Divorced have received full season orders.

The first dozen episodes of season two are currently airing on Wednesday nights and are expected to finish running by the end of May. So far, they’ve averaged a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.16 million total viewers.

The second half of season two is expected to air later this year.

Here’s the press release from TV Land:

TV Land Picks Up 12 More Episodes for Second Season of “Happily Divorced” Starring Fran Drescher

New York, NY – May 1, 2012 – TV Land has extended the second season of its original sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” starring Fran Drescher, picking up 12 additional episodes, it was officially announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. This episode order takes the second season total to 24. The back-order of season two will debut later this year. The first 12 episodes of the second season are currently in premieres airing Wednesdays at 10:30pm ET/PT on TV Land.

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with Fran and the rest of the amazing cast and crew on ‘Happily Divorced’,” said Jones. “This show uses humor brilliantly to communicate and relate with the audience. We feel so fortunate to have a show that can create social change through laughter.”

“Happily Divorced” stars and is inspired by the real-life story of sitcom favorite Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”), and revolves around Fran, a Los Angeles florist who finds out after 18-years of marriage that her husband is gay. Unable to sell the house with the economy tanking, she and her gay ex-husband Peter (John Michael Higgins, “Best in Show”) must continue to live together happily divorced as they both re-enter the dating world. “Happily Divorced” also features acclaimed actors Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”) as her best friend Judi; Rita Moreno (“OZ”) and Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) as Fran’s parents Glen and Dori and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”) as Cesar, her flower shop employee. The show is filmed in front of a live studio audience.

Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson (“The Nanny”), Frank Lombardi and Franco E. Bario are executive producers, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.

About TV Land

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What do you think? Do you think Happily Divorced will be renewed for a third season eventually?


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Brenda Kramer July 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I love this show. I don’t set the dvr to record too many shows weekly. Happily Divorced is one I look forward too every week. I watch Hot in Cleveland here and there but I love Fran and company. If the network is smart they will order another season and another season and another season. I am also someone in the 18-49 demographic that wasn’t asked in this poll of viewers.


Kathy jinkerson July 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Love fan I hope the show returns. Great show


Brenda June 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Can’t wait to see more of Fran and cast. Love the show!


Jeannette. June 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

TV Land better re new Happily Divorce its extremely funny. I don’t watch Hot in Cleveland. Fran Drescher is talented and funny


michaelene gon June 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

Oh PLEASE give us more of this one! I love it!!

You can ditch Hot in Cleveland….it could have been good….but the writing became amateurish.


SAM June 2, 2012 at 8:40 am

I hope this is renewed for Season Three! This is a great show, full of laughter with a great cast.


nursemarcy May 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Please, please renew this hysterical program. There are so few funny programs we can watch as a family -please.


KJ May 17, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Oh I hope that it is picked up! This is my favorite show!! The demographics is inaccurate and failed to include me at 53 years old!!! PLEASE, I could watch this show forever!!!!


Jessica May 10, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I hope they renew this!! I love it! And her dog Esther is a chocolate Pomeranian :)


Essaf May 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Please please renew… It is a great show!


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Mary Pealor May 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Please, please renew for a third season !! I love this show and like Nancy, what is the breed name of that puppy???? It is fascinating AND beautiful !!!


nancy May 4, 2012 at 1:20 am

Would love to see a season 3. My daughter and I think it is one of the funniest shows on t.v. right now. We love Fran’s dog but we can’ t figure out what breed it is. Can anyone tell us?


noor May 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I just started watch the first season. funniest show cant stop laugh at all. season 2 is so great and better then last season one. Season 3 season 3 season 3 do i have to say it more. netflix help the show out please.


SchnosenPretzer/2 May 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Will it get renewed for a season 3 though? Seeing the title scared me!


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