Cabler TV Land has ordered a second
season of Fran Drescher's sitcom Happily Divorced.
“We are thrilled that our viewers
embraced Happily Divorced just like they did with Hot in
Cleveland,” TV Land President Larry W. Jones said in a
statement announcing the 12-episode pick-up.
In the comedy, Drescher plays a florist
who returns to the single life after finding out her realtor husband
(played by John Michael Higgins, Best in Show) of 18 years is
The series is based on Drescher's own
life. In 1999, Drescher divorced her husband of 21 years, openly gay
Hollywood producer Peter Marc Jacobson, whom she met in high school.
Drescher and then-husband Jacobson
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 (Oz), who
plays Drescher's mother, and Tichina Arnold (Everybody
sitcom averaged 2.2 million total viewers, according to the Nielsen
Season two of Happily Divorced
will air in the spring.