Happily Divorced

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  • TV-PG
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (3,321)

Happily Divorced is a charming sitcom that aired on TV Land starting in 2011, created by Fran Drescher and her writing partner, Rachel Sweet. The show captures the ups and downs of navigating life after divorce, infusing humor into the complexities of relationships and the unexpected turns they can take. With Fran Drescher taking center stage as the lead character, the series offers a refreshing perspective on love, friendship, and new beginnings.

Set in Los Angeles, the story revolves around Fran Lovett, a dedicated and optimistic florist whose life suddenly becomes a whirlwind when her husband, Peter (played by John Michael Higgins), reveals that he is gay. Despite the initial shock and emotional upheaval, the couple amicably parts ways, intent on maintaining a supportive friendship. This premise introduces a unique setup where Fran has to learn how to live as a single woman while still having her ex-husband in her life, leading to comedic and heartfelt moments.

Fran Lovett, portrayed with her signature wit and charm by Drescher, is a relatable character who embodies resilience and adaptability. As a woman navigating her new reality, Fran juggles the challenges of dating, building a new social life, and managing her floral business. Her vibrant personality and love for life shine through, making her a captivating protagonist. Viewers find themselves rooting for Fran as she learns to balance her independence with the friendship she still holds dear with Peter.

The supporting cast is equally delightful and adds depth to the story. Rita Moreno plays the role of Fran's wise and spirited mother, Dottie, who often provides comedic relief and sage advice. Dottie's traditional values and old-world charm contrast nicely with Fran's modern outlook, creating a dynamic that fuels much of the show’s humor. Moreno’s veteran acting chops enhance the emotional richness of the narrative while showcasing her talent for comedy.

Joan Collins joins the cast as a recurring character, bringing her own brand of fabulousness to the series. With her sharp wit, glamorous persona, and undeniable charisma, Collins' character contributes to the vibrant social circle surrounding Fran. Her interactions often add a layer of sophistication and humor, providing comedic foils that keep the pacing lively and engaging.

Valente Rodriguez adds yet another layer to the mix, playing the role of Cesar, Fran's loyal friend and confidant. As a character who embodies warmth and humor, Cesar often becomes Fran's sounding board as she navigates the challenges of her post-divorce life. Rodriguez's performance brings a sense of camaraderie to the show, highlighting the importance of friendship during life's transitions.

The interplay between the characters serves as one of the show's most engaging elements. As Fran adjusts to her new single life, her friends stand by her side, encouraging her growth and self-discovery. The themes of friendship, love, and acceptance run through each episode, creating a touching and relatable narrative that emphasizes the importance of surrounding oneself with supportive people.

Happily Divorced doesn’t shy away from addressing the complexities of modern relationships. The humor often arises from the characters’ misadventures in the dating world, showcasing the awkwardness and challenges that come with finding love after a significant life change. Fran's attempts to re-enter the dating scene sometimes lead to hilariously disastrous situations, providing ample comedic fodder and moments of genuine insight into the challenges of dating in a world that can feel daunting and unpredictable.

Visually, the series boasts a colorful and bright aesthetic that mirrors Fran's effervescent personality and vibrant city life. The floral shop serves as an ideal backdrop for many events, grounding the narrative in Fran's career and offering a glimpse into her world. The set design creates an inviting atmosphere that draws viewers into Fran's daily life, allowing them to share in her experiences while enjoying the comedic scenes unfolding around her.

Overall, Happily Divorced is a delightful exploration of life, love, and friendship. With its skilled cast, witty writing, and relatable storylines, the show manages to strike a balance between humor and heartfelt emotion. It resonates with anyone who has experienced the challenges that come with major life transitions, offering both laughs and thoughtful reflections on what it means to start anew. Fran Drescher's unique comedic style and the dynamic ensemble cast make this sitcom both an entertaining watch and a heartfelt celebration of resilience and the power of friendship. The series runs through the various facets of post-divorce life with a light-hearted touch while reminding viewers that new beginnings often come with their own set of joys and challenges. Whether you're a fan of romantic comedies or simply enjoy character-driven narratives, Happily Divorced provides a perfect blend of laughter, love, and life lessons.

Happily Divorced is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (34 episodes). The series first aired on June 15, 2011.

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For Better Or For Worse
24. For Better Or For Worse
February 13, 2013
In the second season finale, Fran goes to London and is in for a big surprise.
Sleeping With The Enemy
23. Sleeping With The Enemy
February 6, 2013
Fran saves her neighbor's life and thinks the debt between them may finally be settled.
Happily Divorced With Children
22. Happily Divorced With Children
January 30, 2013
Fran thinks watching Cesar's son and Neil's daughter will be a cake walk. But when the two teens start acting out, Fran doubts her skills as a nanny.
I Object
21. I Object
January 23, 2013
Since she objected at Fran's first wedding, things have been tense between Fran and Peter's sister, Peggy. So when Peggy makes a surprise visit and gets too involved in planning Fran's second wedding, the lace gloves come off.
Peter's Boyfriend
20. Peter's Boyfriend
January 16, 2013
Fran finally meets Peter's boyfriend. Peter has avoided their introduction because he didn't want Fran to judge him.
The Biggest Chill
19. The Biggest Chill
January 9, 2013
Judi's college boyfriend arrives suddenly and asks for another chance at their relationship, and Fran is all for it, until he doesn't show up for a date.
Love Thy Neighbor
18. Love Thy Neighbor
January 2, 2013
With Elliot away and a rowdy new neighbor partying next door, Fran becomes more and more frustrated with life. But when the neighbor shows up with some surprising news about her flower shop, Fran starts to see the silver lining.
Follow the Leader
17. Follow the Leader
December 26, 2012
Fran's romantic advice for a childhood friend who is also engaged, leads to unexpected places.
A Star Is Reborn
16. A Star Is Reborn
December 19, 2012
Fran finds there's no business like show business when she fills in for Peter as Joan Collins' assistant. But things take an unexpected twist when she gets both Joan and Peter fired before the director yells "Action!"
The Back-Up Fran
15. The Back-Up Fran
December 12, 2012
Fran is concerned about Peter's well-being when she moves out, but it appears his life won't change all that much - especially after she meets his new roommate.
Meet the Parents
14. Meet the Parents
December 5, 2012
When Elliot's parents come to town, Fran does her best to impress them by throwing a small dinner party. But partway through the evening, Elliot's mother's ring goes missing and all signs point to a surprising culprit: Fran!
Two Guys A Girl and A Pizza Place, II
13. Two Guys A Girl and A Pizza Place, II
November 28, 2012
Fran struggles to choose between Elliot and Frankie, but her ultimate choice is questioned by Peter's new boss, who hired him as her personal assistant after they got into a car accident.
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
12. Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place
June 6, 2012
Fran becomes infatuated with a New Yorker who's opening a pizza place in Los Angeles, but things get shaken up when Elliot reappears, claiming he's conquered his fear of commitment.
Cesar's Wife
11. Cesar's Wife
May 30, 2012
Against Peter's warnings, Fran interferes with Cesar's life when she discovers he's having marital problems.
Fran-alayze This
10. Fran-alayze This
May 16, 2012
Peter sets Fran up on a date with a doctor. When the date ends badly, she goes back to Elliot. When Fran joins Elliot for therapy on his commitment issues, she finds that she's the one to have the breakthrough.
Mother's Day
9. Mother's Day
May 9, 2012
Fran totally forgets to make reservations for Mother's Day brunch and has to make it up to her mom. She learns that her mother has a different taste for fun.
Time in a Bottle
8. Time in a Bottle
May 2, 2012
After reminding everyone why Peter decided to come out two years ago after being married to her for 18 years, Fran realizes she should have buried it with her past.
Adventure Man
7. Adventure Man
April 25, 2012
Peter and Fran's family are skeptical of her current love interest- a true outdoorsman. But a weekend camping trip should prove whether he's Mr. Right-or Mr. Wrong.
Newman vs. Newman
6. Newman vs. Newman
April 18, 2012
After a big blowout with her husband, Dori moves into Fran and Peter's house. With Glen and Dori unwilling to resolve their fight, Fran steps in to get her parents back together.
Swimmers and Losers
5. Swimmers and Losers
April 11, 2012
After facing the reality that she won't have children, Fran learns that Peter intends to donate his sperm to an old friend who wants children.
The Burial Plotz
4. The Burial Plotz
March 28, 2012
When the roof at Frantastic Flowers starts to leak, Fran decides to hawk Peter's spot in the family burial plot to pay for it.
Daddy's Girl
3. Daddy's Girl
March 21, 2012
Fran becomes concerned when her father mistakes a dying phone battery for a cricket and when he decides to buy a motorcycle.
Peter Comes Out Again
2. Peter Comes Out Again
March 14, 2012
Surprised to discover that Peter's family is unaware that he's gay, Fran encourages him to come out again during a visit from his brother, who quickly seizes an opportunity when he realizes that Fran is single.
The Reunion
1. The Reunion
March 7, 2012
Fran wants to avoid her old nemesis at her college reunion, until she runs into Elliot and he agrees to be her faux fiance for the night. But are there romantic feelings really between them?
Where to Watch Happily Divorced
Happily Divorced is available for streaming on the TV Land website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Happily Divorced on demand at Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 15, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (3,321)