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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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Cathy White June 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

Love this show hope tv land brings it back. Or another network picks it up.


Anon May 31, 2013 at 11:41 pm

I certainly hope not.


Sonya Stewart May 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

Please have an Season 3. I Love that show. Can’t live without it. TV Land just won’t be the same.


Denny Baker May 29, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Please bring it back, it is such a wonderful sjoe.


Joseph Carter May 29, 2013 at 11:54 am

Pease renew “Happily Divorced”!!!!!!
My wife and I absolutely love this show. Besides, I am completely in love with Fran Drescher and have been since ” The Nanny “. And believe me, I an NOT gay! This lady still turns me on, and I’m in my 60’s. Even her voice excites me!
So, to all you execs at TV Land, please, please keep this show on the air.

Thanks, Joe


Anonymous May 28, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Bring Happily Divorced back please. I love that show. I am so upset. I was looking so forward to season 3.


Jackie Clonan May 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm
Patty S May 22, 2013 at 2:27 am

Absolutely. It was one of my pleasures in tv. Please rene wit??


Dawna May 21, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Happily Divorced SHOULD be renewed – it has a fantastic cast. I looked forward to it each week.


Jboynt May 21, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Yes, keep Happily Divorced and get rid of The Soul Man that show is terriable.


cuc vanlee May 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

pls…. please keep on the air


Steve May 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

What is going on with Tv Land how come they did not pick up this show yet. I don’t understand why it is taking so long.


Allyson May 7, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Omgggggggggggg. BRING BACK HAPPILY DIVORCED!! Best laughs!


Keith Olsen May 7, 2013 at 11:11 am

I have been waiting for the “notice” that “HAPPILY DIVORCED” would be back for its next season….

What is going on TV LAND???

More people watch this great show than one would think…… Sincerely, Keith Olsen


Anonymous May 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

It’s so great a show. The stories are awsome. Please Please keep on the air


Anonymous May 19, 2013 at 1:12 am

Yes it’s a wonderful show pls renew it


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