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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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SouthernGal820 July 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

Please bring this show back. There is so very little to watch on TV these days and I LOVE this show and want more!!!!


Kathy jinkerson July 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Please bring happilyndivorced back it’s greatbfunny


Maribel July 22, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Please do not cancel Happily Divorce. I miss the whole crew.


Steve July 19, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Very surprised to learn that Happily Divorced is NOT coming back for season #3.
The show was funny, and the guy who plays Peter was able to keep up with Fran and made a geat comic partner to bounce her great verbage off of.
What a shame because a lot of us were watching.


Susan Berent July 17, 2013 at 10:49 pm

Please bring back Happily Divorced


Julie July 10, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Cannot wait to see the show again. Talk about a feel good show . Casting great. Need a show like this after working all day!!!


Ronnie De Maio July 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

. I am not a fan of Soul Man…I watched it but didn’t like it….I do like Hot in Cleveland but the past two episodes I was not crazy about. Too fake.


Yvette Johnson July 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

One of the funniest shows in a long time. Please do not cancel Happily Divorced!!!
With all of the new reality shows out there. It was nice to have a show that makes you laugh out loud and forget about all the negative things going on around all of us!!!! I never expected in my wildest dreams the show would be canceled:( we need a good laugh and fran always makes that happen .


Anonymous June 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Love this show!!


Sue B June 28, 2013 at 12:09 am

One of the funniest and most creative shows on TV.
Really enjoy the cast, the writing, the originality,the adult humor, just love everything about the show. Big mistake if tvland does not renew this fabulous sitcom.
Someone else would be wise to pick it up.


linda June 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Happily divorced should definitely be renewed for season 3!! The show is so funny I love it!! plus it’s based on her real life.


pam June 24, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I was never a fan of The Nanny but really loved the adult entertainment of Happily Divorced. Please bring it back. It is better than some of the others that TV Land renewed!


stacia amentas June 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I loved the Nanny, very disappointed it ended, and really fell in love with the new characters of “Happily divorced”, I really wish they will have all new episodes. Nice to be able to watch adult comedy late at night. PLease please bring back Happily divorced. After the Nanny, left people with wanting more of CC and Niles. keep it up tv land. love to watch!!!!!!


Connie June 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm

We love Happily Divorced! Give it a chance. Fran and the cast are GREAT!


Rosemarie Arambula June 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Happy that they renewed Love the show! Plus fantastic actor’s! America needs goods shows , lots of fun. Good job!


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