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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.

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SHERRIE May 5, 2013 at 11:19 am



sue May 4, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Please renew happily divorced! That and Hot in Cleveland are the best. Much better than Soul Man or The Exes


Misplaced Texan May 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm


I know almost every line of every episode of “The Nanny”. “The Beautician and the Beast” was basically a bad movie version of “The Nanny” except without Yetta. So, I was expecting the same ol’, same ol’ from ” Happily Divorced”. Call me “Happily Surprised”. Yes, some of the same characters. Okay, all of the same characters. But to see Fran Drescher older, a bit heavier and still beautiful and funny was a wonderful surprise. So was the show. All the actors are perfectly cast and I grew to love the show. TV Land needs to leave “Happily Divorced” on the air.


Gerard May 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Love HAPPILY DIVORCED…please renew….need to see it again for a season 3~!


Bonnie Oliff April 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm

bring back h-d it is a great show it makes all of us laugh great people great acting. what is wrong with u tv land


jordan christopher April 23, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Please please please renew Happily Divorced….love Fran and the cast….good casting….
happy to have a good adult comedy show….


Jamie April 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

I love the series Happily Divorced. Once a week laughter and enjoyment. Please TV Land don’t cancel Happily Divorced.


Anonymous April 13, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I love Fran in Happily Divorced. Please let it stay, its amusing and funny. I love everything about. I watch from my home town, Aguada, Puerto Rico.


Sue April 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Love this show!!! It’s so funny. I would love to see this show on for the full year instead of just a 10 or 12-week period. Sometimes Fran doesn’t have to say a word – her facial expressions say it all!!! Can’t wait for the new season to start.


linda p March 22, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Must come back, it makes my week. Fran is my Lucy


Fawn March 12, 2013 at 4:09 pm

I really hope that Happily Divorced is able to make it back onto tv. I absolutely love Fran as an actress. Love her shows.


KAE February 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Although, I really like Fran Drescher I think the Happily Divorced lacked something. It’s pleasant to watch and everything but I think that the trap of the main character ruined this sitcom. The nanny had fully developed all the main characters while the chemistry between them didn’t need Fran to save the day. With nanny I laughed and I laughed no matter how menu times I’ve watched the series. I know that if she sleep on it and think it through without rushing the storyline like she did with Happily Divorced she will make a great tv series again.


Ronnie DeMaio February 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Of course there will always be someone who is not crazy about a show……For me my friends and my family we love the show. The writing the expressions on the actors faces the story lines …Oh my goodness this show is the best. It is Happy Funny Loving it has it all. I prayed today LOL that it would come back, because this show makes me happy. Please give this show another chance, Thanks for listening.


Bonnie Oliff February 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Don’t take happily divorced off. Stupid. The show is great


Terri January 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I think it’s a stupid show I tried to watch it and I didn’t think it was funny at all actually it’s dumb but all sitcoms today are just plain dumb anyway!


Lou February 8, 2013 at 2:42 am

And here we go:
Mike And Molly
This Hour Has 22 minutes (not technically a sitcom)
Anger Management
Rules Of Engagement
Hot In Cleveland
Go On
The Middle
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
The Office

There. A dozen great sitcoms for you.


Debi January 30, 2013 at 1:04 pm




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