EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has ordered 12 additional episodes of Happily Divorced, bringing the sophomore season of the sitcom starring Fran Drescher to 24 episodes. Season to date, Season 2 of Happily Divorced is averaging 1.5 million total viewers. The comedy opened its second season last month with 1.4 million viewers, down from 2.4 million viewers for its series premiere last summer. The first part of the show’s second season concludes on June 6. 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 Peter Marc Jacobsen, who previously co-created together The Nanny, are the writers/executive producers.
No surprise here – Fran Drescher’s new sitcom for TV Land Happily Divorced has done well in the ratings, so a second-season renewal was a given. TV Land is building a nice streak – all 3 original series it has launched so far, Hot In Cleveland, Retired at 35 and now Happily Divorced, have gone to a second season. Next off is the winter premiere of The Exes. Here is TV Land’s release on the Happily Divorced renewal”
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. “Happily Divorced,” inspired by Drescher’s own life, also stars John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Robert Walden and Valente Rodriguez. 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.