Network: TV Land
Episodes: 34 (half-hour)
TV show dates: June 15, 2011 – February 13, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Fran Drescher, John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Valente Rodriguez, Robert Walden, and D.W. Moffett.
TV show description:
Fran Lovett (Drescher) is the owner of a small florist company in Los Angeles, Frantastic Flowers. One night, she gets the shock of her life. Fran’s best friend and husband, realtor Peter Lovett (John Michael Higgins), admits to himself and to her that he’s gay. Their marriage of 18 years ends but, because of their financial situation, he can’t afford to move out.
Fortunately, they both have the emotional support of their family and friends; Fran’s best friend Judi Mann (Arnold), flower delivery guy Cesar (Valente Rodriguez), and Fran’s parent’s, Dori (Rita Moreno) and Glen (Robert Walden).
Fran and Peter figure out how to be “happily divorced,” but with her being single and his being gay, while living under one roof, is a whole other story.
The series is co-created and written by Drescher and her ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, based in part on their own marriage/divorce and his eventual coming out.
Episode #34 — For Better or For Worse
After a shocking kiss from her annoying neighbor Neil, Fran quickly flies to London to see her fiancé Elliot. She finds two girls sleeping in his hotel room bed and almost believes his suspicious explanation but Joan Collins sets her straight. She gives back her engagement ring and flies home.
Fran gives Neil the diamond earrings from Elliot to pay off her $40k debt and lets him know that she’s not interested in him at all. Peter reassures Fran that she’ll find someone else and the two reminisce about their wedding day by recreating their crazy first dance.
First aired: February 13, 2013
What do you think? Do you like the Happily Divorced TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?
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