Happily Divorced

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6.72011TV-PG
Fran (Fran Drescher) has a seemingly perfect marriage with her husband, Peter (John Michael Higgins) -- that is, until he comes out as gay. Now, the financially strapped exes have to cohabitate while learning how to be single again.
Starring
Drescher, FranHiggins, John MichaelMoreno, Rita
Genres
ComedyRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Pilot
    June 14, 2011
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fran Lovett and her husband Peter, who recently came out as gay, discover the difficulties of going their separate ways while living under the same roof.
  2. 2. Pillow Talk
    June 21, 2011
    19min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Peter's constant presence at home begins to negatively affect Fran's budding romance with Elliot, she wonders if they can continue to cohabitate.
  3. 3. Anniversary
    June 28, 2011
    20min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Fran makes a difficult and costly business decision, and Peter is hurt when he learns Fran has scheduled a date with someone else on their wedding anniversary.
  4. 4. A Date With Destiny
    July 5, 2011
    20min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Sparks fly when Fran reconnects with her high school sweetheart, a successful real estate developer in need of Peter's special skill set.
  5. 5. Spousal Support
    July 12, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Fran suspects she may be subconsciously undermining Peter's efforts to move on with his life, she goes to a support group for people whose spouses have come out.
  6. 6. I Wanna Be Alone
    July 19, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Winning a free cruise for two not only forces Fran to choose between Peter and Judi, but also makes her realize how much she depends on them.
  7. 7. Someone Wants Me
    July 26, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When it looks like her old flame Elliot has moved on, Fran allows Judi to set up an online dating profile for her and for Peter.
  8. 8. A Kiss is Just a Kiss
    August 3, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Fran suspects her best friend's man of hitting on her, she's left with a decision that may tarnish their friendship.
  9. 9. Vegas Baby
    August 9, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Fran goes to Las Vegas for a florist convention, she's hopeful Elliot will meet up with her there, but it's Peter she winds up having a wild night with.
  10. 10. Torn Between Two Lovetts
    August 16, 2011
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a successful florist-turned-author takes Fran on a date, she thinks he may be the one -- until he meets Peter and asks him out.

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Directors
Lee Shallat ChemelPeter Marc JacobsonJoe RegalbutoRob SchillerBob KoherrSteve ZuckermanVictor Nelli Jr.David TrainerSkip CollectorEllen Gittelsohn
Supporting actors
Walden, RobertArnold, TichinaRodriguez, ValenteShaughnessy, Charles
Season year
2011
Network
CBS
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4.7 out of 5 stars

235 global ratings

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Wendy HutchinsReviewed in the United States on August 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best series ever on the air!
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Through a friend, within the past year I have become a huge fan of everything Fran Drescher! I love The Nanny and have read Fran's book, "Cancer Schmancer" several times and love it. "Happily Divorced" is not-so-loosely based on Fran's real-life experience of being married for years and discovering, through her husband's own odyssey, that he is gay. There are many lines in the script that are paralleled with lines in her book about her actual marriage. The series has it's ironic moments but is basically a very, very funny series, like when Fran and her husband are interested in the same man. Former "Nanny" costars are frequent guests on "Happily Divorced," and it's such a delight to see them, and, in fact, the gentleman in the aforementioned episode is none other than "The Nanny's" "Mr. Sheffield," (And looking fantastic, I might add!). My only issue is where can I find Seasons 2 and 3 in DVD form to send to my friend??? I can get them on my computer but she only has a DVD player and no computer. Anyone know?
3 people found this helpful
Colleen KnapeReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Total waste of time and money
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Bought this Happily divorced dvd series because I love Fran Drescher. Unfortunately it was a total waste of time and money. I’d return it if I could. Fran is her bubbly self but the actors who are in here are flat and terrible! By the 3rd episode of absolute dull repetitive storyline I yanked the dvd out and chucked it back into the case. What could have actually been a funny series is ruined by poor casting. So disappointing. Don’t waste your time or money on this. I’m hoping she can find her nitch in another series soon.
Colorado Book LoverReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great show!
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I LOVED this show! I was so disappointed when it was cancelled. I like watching TV that makes me laugh. I get enough of horrible things on the news. I don't like "reality" TV. Nobody is so interesting that I want to see that much of their lives. I'm so tired of watching people have sex on TV when, most of the time, it adds nothing to the plot. This show was just fun. It had a wonderful cast. I only waited so long to buy it because I was hoping to get season 2 also. I would buy season 2 if they ever released it. I hope that Fran comes back with another wonderful show.
8 people found this helpful
LRodriguezReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Two of my favorite ladies!
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I’m a Fran Drescher fan and I absolutely adore Rita Moreno. So I simply had to own it!
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Gerard TrianoReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Happily Divorced Works!
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Seems like a weird situation, but after 18 years of marriage a man reveals to his wife that he is really gay. However, this is based on Fran Drescher's real life situation of being divorced from a man who came out to her. Now they are producing the series together and having fun with it! Sometimes a bit much, but Drescher is softer and more likeable here. And she has a terrific supporting cast. Most notably Rita Moreno (now a knockout 80 years old) and Robert Walden as Fran's parents. They have plenty of bite and are still making love. Some good guest stars and references from the Nanny are clever. Worth a look, and hope there will be a 2nd season.
3 people found this helpful
AnchorageReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fran Drescher still has it!
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Although much hoarser than she used to be-Fran Drescher returns to a sitcom through tv land. While the quality could be much better (which has less to do with Drescher and more to do with tv land's limited budget) Happily Divorced once again explores Drescher's real life through fantasy. This time instead of using her upbringing in Queens like in the Nanny, she uses the end result of her own divorce. Its refreshing and honest, and I enjoyed each episode. I also appreciated hearing Tischa Campbell's singing skills again-what a nice touch to the episodes.
2 people found this helpful
VW TomsReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesomely hilarious show
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Loved loved loved this show! Was happy to find season 1 but season 2 would have been the icing on the cake. My husband also found the show funny after having not seen it before. Definitely worth the purchase.
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Slimer1987Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
nanny fine nice as always
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loved to hear that "nanny fine" got a new show going on.

happily divorced is created by her own life! poor fran drescher. had to go through such bad things when she was young.
and after such a long marriage really found out that her husband is actually gay and got divorced. after that they created together the show. kinda funny and sad, but she takes it sooooo well.

well. if you like comedy and "nanny fine" then buy it and ejoy and I hope to see more seasons coming
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