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Happily Divorced is an upcoming situation comedy television series on the American television network TV Land. The series was created by Fran Drescher and her ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, and is based on their life together. Happily Divorced is scheduled to debut on June 15, 2011.[1]


Drescher plays a Los Angeles florist who discovers that her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. She struggles with navigating the new parameters of their relationship while re-entering the dating pool.[2]


Announced cast includes:[3][4]

  • Fran Drescher as Fran, a florist
  • John Michael Higgins as Peter, a realtor
  • Tichina Arnold as Judi, Fran's best friend
  • D. W. Moffett as Elliott, Fran's first boyfriend after the divorce (also ex-fiance)
  • Valente Rodriguez as Cesar, Fran's employee
  • Rita Moreno as Dori, Fran's mother
  • Robert Walden as Glenn, Fran's father

Development and production[]

Happily Divorced is based on the real lives of series creators Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, who had been high school sweethearts and then married in 1978. They divorced in 1999. Jacobson later came out as gay to Drescher and the two remained friends.[5] In 2010 the pair, who had previously created Drescher's earlier series The Nanny,[6] began developing the series based on their life experiences. Initially Drescher planned only to write and produce Happily Divorced but eventually decided to star as well. TV Land gave the green light to a pilot episode in November 2010.[7] The network announced on March 21, 2011, that the series had been picked up with a ten-episode order.[1]


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