Show about couple still living together after splitting up because husband is gay based on Drescher's real life
TV Land has canceled the Fran Drescher sitcom Happily Divorced and the show’s fans are anything but happy about it.
A Change.org petition has been launched to try and save the show created by Fran Drescher and former husband Peter Marc Jacobson. It was inspired by their experiences as a longtime married couple who get divorced because the husband is gay.
The show’s premise has the former couple remaining friends and even continuing to live together as roommates for economic reasons. Both re-enter the dating world often with humorous results.
Jacobson said on Facebook Monday (26 August) that he and Drescher are ‘very touched’ by the petition effort.
‘Thank you for your love and support,’ he wrote.
It was Jacobson who broke the news to fans over the weekend via Facebook stating that TV Land had decided against renewing the show for a third season.
It was just the network’s third original sitcom following the big hit Hot in Cleveland starring Betty White and the now canceled Retired at 35. The network has since added The Exes and The Soul Man and will soon debut a new sitcom starring Kirstie Alley.
Drescher starred in the long-running sitcom The Nanny as well as the sitcom Living With Fran which also lasted just two seasons.