Anyone looking for a nanny? TV Land has just canceled its Fran Drescher starring sitcom 'Happily Divorced' after two seasons, according to Deadline.
'Happily Divorced' featured Drescher as (who else) a character named Fran, who is thrown for a loop when her husband of nearly two decades comes out as a gay man. The couple divorces, but neither can afford to live separately in such a bad economy. Frequent Christopher Guest collobarator John Michael Higgins played Fran's husband Peter. The premise is loosely based on Fran's real-life experiences with former husband (and series co-creator) Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out as gay following their divorce in 1999.
The final episode of 'Happily Divorced' aired back in February. 34 episodes were produced in all. 'Divorced' joins 'Retired at 35' as only the second original scripted comedy to be canceled by TV Land. 'Hot in Cleveland', 'The Exes', and 'The Soul Man' are all still going strong. Kirstie Alley also premieres a new sitcom on the network this December.
'Divorced' started off well in the ratings, with the premiere in 2011 drawing 2.4 million viewers. Unfortunately, by the second season premiere, that number was down to 1.4. The show did well enough to earn a full 24 episode second season pickup, but it appears that TV Land has decided to cut its losses at this point.
Did you watch 'Happily Divorced'? Should it have gotten a third season?