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


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Camille B. June 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

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.


Jerome June 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm

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


ace soliz June 17, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I like all four shows and glad you are bring back happ divo thank you


TN June 17, 2013 at 2:21 am

Agreed that I think Happily Divorced should be the one brought back instead of the Soul Man.


pam June 17, 2013 at 12:35 am

Would much rather see happily divorced as to the exes and the soul man. thumbs down tv land!


Bernie June 15, 2013 at 4:15 am

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.


Andrea Brown deamon June 15, 2013 at 1:42 am

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


Anonymous June 14, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Please. Bring it back it was so funny!!!! LOve FRan and the cast


Meena June 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

Absolutely cancel soul man. Hate the show love hapily divorced and hot in cleveland


Andrea Brown deamon June 15, 2013 at 1:39 am

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


maria June 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

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.


PATRICIA N. BROWN June 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm



anonymous June 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

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.


Joyce & Larry Engels June 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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


Lauren Cohen June 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I totally agree!!


Pean June 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

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.


Anonymous June 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

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 June 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm

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….


admin June 16, 2013 at 5:39 pm

There is no new news yet.


Lauren Cohen June 16, 2013 at 6:14 pm

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 July 5, 2013 at 9:39 pm

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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