TV Land has renewed their newest sitcom, Happily Divorced for a second season. Year two will consist of 12 installments while there are only 10 in season one. Year one of Happily Divorced will finish airing on August 17th. Season two is expected next spring.
Co-executive producer and star Fran Drescher broke the news to her fans, excitedly saying, “I just found out yesterday when the president of TV Land called me. It’s so exciting. We haven’t even released it to the press because I wanted to tell you, our ardent fans who always go on Facebook to follow me, to know first. I love you guys!”
Co-executive producer Peter Marc Jacobson wrote to fans, “Thanks for all your support. We just got a 2nd season. YAY. Could not have happened without you.”
Here’s the press release from TV Land:
TV LAND PICKS UP FRAN DRESCHER’S “HAPPILY DIVORCED” FOR A SECOND SEASON WITH 12 NEW EPISODES
New York, NY, July 20, 2011 — TV Land announced today that it has picked up its original sitcom “Happily Divorced,” starring and co-written by Fran Drescher, for a second season with 12 new episodes tentatively scheduled to premiere in Spring 2012. Drescher shared the news with the Fran Fans on TV Land’s “Happily Divorced” Facebook page. “Happily Divorced,” inspired by Drescher’s own life, also stars acclaimed actors John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show”), Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Rita Moreno (“OZ”), Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”). According to Nielsen, “Happily Divorced” is averaging over 2.2 million total viewers, a 1.0 among A25-54 and a 1.3 among W25-54 season-to-date, posting triple digit gains over the network’s primetime average.
“We are thrilled that our viewers have embraced ‘Happily Divorced’ just like they did with ‘Hot in Cleveland,'” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “It’s fantastic that we get to keep working with Fran, this amazing cast and all of the talented writers on another season.” Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land, added, “‘Happily Divorced’ really resonated with our audience and we can’t wait to see what new plot twists are in store for next season.”
Drescher, twice nominated for both Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Awards and also a New York Times best-selling author of Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer, will co-write the show alongside her real life ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. Jacobson previously worked with Drescher as co-creator and writer on “The Nanny.”
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, “Happily Divorced” airs on Wednesday nights at 10:30pm ET/PT immediately following new episodes of “Hot in Cleveland.” Inspired by Fran Drescher’s own life, “Happily Divorced” follows Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) whose 18-year marriage ends suddenly when her husband (Higgins) announces he’s gay. And if that weren’t enough, he can’t afford to move out. They figured out how to be “Happily Divorced,” but her being single and his being gay, while living under one roof, is a whole other story. The series also features Fran’s best friend Judi (Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Moreno and Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Rodriguez).
Fran Drescher, Peter Marc Jacobson, Frank Lombardi and Franco Bario are executive producers, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.
See Fran’s Facebook announcement here: https://www.facebook.com/happilydivorcedtv
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What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Happily Divorced has been renewed?
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Where is Happily Divorced? When is it coming back? My mom and I watched it every week and we really miss it. It’s one of the funniest shows on TV! PLEASE BRING IT BACK ON!!!! New episodes PLEASE!
We are so so happy that your new show is still on ! I luv your new show Fran keep up the good work.
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i came to the internet just now to see if it was renewed for more seasons. i love it and my adult and pre-teen children do too!
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! The show has picked up week by week, getting smarter and funnier and beginning to find its voice. TvLand’s decision to renew is brilliant! Keep the writing smart, please! Add some love interests to build on for both Fran and Peter. And now that HD will be off the air until next spring, PLEASE put on more episodes of The Nanny earlier than 2-3 am. EVERY DAY, PLEASE.
As far as I can determine, this show is available only in standard definition. it looks positively horrible on my 65″ LCD. I would watch it in hidef, but cannot sit through it in standard.
David Wess » I enjoy it but wish TV Land would put their new shows in hi-def as well. The show looks great on Hulu.
Only on TV Land can we get brand new 90’s television.
I don’t watch that much, but it’s actually pretty funny. Good for you, Fran.