Cabler TV Land is readying a series
pickup of Fran Drescher's new sitcom Happily Divorced,
website Deadline.com 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.
Last month, Drescher tweeted a photo of
herself and Betty White from the set of Happily Divorced.
“Shot the pilot of Happily
Divorced near where Hot in Cleveland shoots,” Drescher
tweeted to her more than 65,000 followers. “Betty White is SUCH a
Drescher and her then-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 have reunited to
co-produce Happily Divorced.
Also in the sitcom are Valente
Rodriguez, who is best known for playing George Lopez's best friend
in the Emmy-winning ABC comedy George Lopez, and
Rita Moreno, who'll play Drescher's mother.
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.