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

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  1. Camille B. says

    I love all the shows but I am disappointed to see that Happily Divorced is not included in the line up. I loved that show. Maybe it will be brought back eventually. If any show needs to be “put down” it is Hot in Cleveland. I do enjoy the show but it has run its course.

  2. Jerome says

    Love Happily Divorced and Hot in Cleveland. Really good shows. They are very funny. Please bring back Happily Divorced.

  3. Bernie says

    Been waiting for another season of Fran. Love her and her humor. Keep Rita working too..a great cast. Agree, lose Soul Man andThe Exes! Keep Happily Divorced going.

  4. Andrea Brown deamon says

    also heard Fran is doing some kind of tour for the cancer book she wrote. Hopefully they start filming again soon.

    • Andrea Brown deamon says

      Love hot in Cleveland, happily divorced & the exes. haven’t laughed this hard since the drew carey show.

  5. maria says

    WHAT!!!!! No Happily Divorced…I’ve been waiting for the new season and to hear that it isn’t happening. Very disappointing. The show is better that the Exes and Soul Man. BIG MISTAKE !!!! TVLand should reevaluate their decision.

  6. PATRICIA N. BROWN says

    I HOPE SO. PLEASE BRING THE SHOW BACK. I LOVE IT. CAN’T GET ENOUGH
    OF THE FULL STAFF ON THE SHOW. THEY ALL HAVE GREAT TALENT.

  7. anonymous says

    soul man renewed?? terrible show. Also the guy on the Exes is not attractive enough to be portrayed as a player. please stop overplaying his disrespectful myriad relationships with women. Hot in Cleveland is best.

  8. Joyce & Larry Engels says

    We really enjoy Happily Divorced, and want more. Really don’t like Soul Man! Don’t think Cedric is funny.

  9. Pean says

    I agree. Cancel Soul Man. Not funny at all. Lose interest every time its on. Bring back Happily Divorced. Also don’t think Exe’s is all that good either. Not as good as Fran Drescher’s show. Think t.v. land made a mistake.

  10. Anonymous says

    Please renew it. It is one of the best shows out there, that and Hot in Cleveland. Take off Soul man I do not find that show funny or good.

    • Ronnie De Maio says

      Please can someone post the fans of Happily Divorced a note to let us know when the show is returning! Its not fair that there is only old news and nothing new about a new season. The show is fantastic, happy, loving , cute adorable and so much more. All goo. Give it a chance, for petes sake….

        • Lauren Cohen says

          I hope you realize that most are in agreement. Soul Man is not cared for, & Happily Divorced, along with Hot In Cleveland, is in demand!! :)

        • Ronnie De Maio says

          Thank you for your reply. I am remaining hopeful that Happily Divorced returns. I hope the show gets another chance. I am sure this show will become a big hit!

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