They’ve done it again – almost 10 years after they co-created The Nanny, Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson are close to landing another comedy series starring the nasal-voiced actress. I hear TV Land is finalizing a series pickup for Drescher and Jacobsen’s pilot, Happily Divorced. The order is expected to be for 10 episodes, including the pilot. Based on Drescher’s real life, Happily Divorced stars The Nanny alumna as a woman who re-enters the dating world after finding out her husband is gay and juggles her relationship with her current boyfriend and ex-husband. Drescher and Jacobsen are the writers/executive producers.
It is unclear how the pending series order for Happily Divorced would affect the chances of TV Land’s other two pilots: the untitled Mark Reisman project, about three divorced guys (David Alan Basche, Donald Faison, Wayne Knight) who live in an apartment building where their landlord is their sexy female divorce attorney (Kristen Johnston), and the untitled Terri Minsky project, an office comedy set at a regional beverage manufacturer and distributor in Oregon that stars Christine Taylor. TV Land recently renewed its first original comedy series, Hot In Cleveland, for a third season.
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