Rita Moreno has been cast to play Fran Drescher's mother in the upcoming TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced, all-things-Latino website Hispanically Speaking News reported.

The comedy show is based on Drescher's real-life dating adventures after her 1999 divorce from Peter Marc Jacobson, an openly gay Hollywood producer. The pair met in high school and married in 1978.

Drescher and her husband created and produced the long-running CBS sitcom The Nanny, which starred Drescher as Fran Fine, a Jewish working class woman from Queens who creates chaos when she lands a job looking after the children of an upper class Broadway producer in New York.

Jacobson and Drescher will reunite to co-produce Happily Divorced.

Also in the sitcom is Valente Rodriguez, who is best known for playing George Lopez's best friend in the Emmy-winning ABC comedy George Lopez.

In a recent Oprah Winfrey Show appearance, Drescher and Jacobson said they remain good friends to this day and campaign together for gay rights. Drescher told Oprah that the couple enjoyed a healthy sex life during their 21 years of marriage.