Last year, ABC introduced three sitcoms during the regular season and cancelled two. Only the Splitting Up Together TV show, which was one of the networks top-10 shows in the key Nielsen ratings demo, received a season two renewal. Now that it is back for a second season, can it build up its audience and cement its place on the network, or will its beginner’s luck wear off. Will Splitting Up Together be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
An ABC sitcom, based on a Danish TV series, Splitting Up Together stars Jenna Fischer, Oliver Hudson, Bobby Lee, Diane Farr, Lindsay Price, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, and Sander Thomas. The comedy centers on a married couple, Lena (Fischer) and Martin (Hudson), who have concluded everyone would be happier if they divorced. To minimize the impact on their three kids, they’re “bird nesting.” The parent who is on-duty in a given week lives in the house, with the children, while the other decamps to the garage. Season two kicks off right after their hookup in the season one finale, with Lena and Martin imagining how reuniting could play out.
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What do you think? Do you like Splitting Up Together TV series. Should this ABC TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?
**Status Update 5/10/2019: Splitting Up Together has been cancelled by ABC; there will be no season three. Details here.