Fran is upset when she finds out that Peter has a secret boyfriend. Peter tells Fran that hes kept his mouth shut about Chris because she cant keep hers shut with her criticism. Fran resolves to prove him wrong, but can she? Guest star: Colin Ferguson.
Previously on Happily Divorced Season 2 Episode 19 "The Biggest Chill", When Judi's college boyfriend shows up to rekindle their romance years after he left her, Fran pushes Judi to pursue it. When he stands Judi up again, they assume hes back to his old tricks or is there another explanation? Guest star: Keenen Ivory Wayans.
On this week's Episode title "Peter's Boyfriend", Fran is upset when she finds out that Peter has a secret boyfriend. Peter tells Fran that hes kept his mouth shut about Chris because she cant keep hers shut with her criticism. Fran resolves to prove him wrong, but can she? Guest star: Colin Ferguson.
"Happily Divorced" centers around Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) as she deals with dating after finding out her realtor husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. Fran juggles her new relationships, while still living under the same roof with her ex-husband. The cast is rounded out by Fran's best friend Judi (Tichina Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Rita Moreno and Robert Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Valente Rodriguez). Written by Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson ("The Nanny," "What I Like About You").
Happily Divorced is inspired by the real lives of series creators Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, who had been high school sweethearts and then married in 1978. They divorced in 1999. Jacobson later came out as gay to Drescher and the two remained friends. In 2010 the pair, who had previously created Drescher's earlier series The Nanny, began developing the series based on their life experiences. Initially Drescher planned only to write and produce Happily Divorced but eventually decided to star as well. Set in Los Angeles, Fran’s gay ex-husband still lives with her for economic reasons, with “a very traditional family. Everyone’s very accepting that he’s gay. They’re both dating; he’s new at it, she’s new at it.” TV Land gave the green light to a pilot episode in November 2010. The network announced on March 21, 2011, that the series had been picked up with a ten-episode order. The show is shot in front of a live studio audience at CBS Radford in Studio City., which provides Happily Divorced the typical style of the 1990s' sitcoms. There are still more parallels to The Nanny: the opener is an animation, underlaid with specially composed music and also, Drescher refuses a role name and is just called 'Fran'. The Nanny regulars, Renée Taylor and Charles Shaughnessy, have made guest appearances; the latter having also co-starred on Living With Fran. The show premiered on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, in the 10:30 time slot after the television show Hot In Cleveland.
The show was renewed on July 20, 2011, for a second season of 12 episodes, which is scheduled to air weekly starting March 7, 2012. The new season is advertised by the slogan "The Laugh is Back". Beginning of February 2012 TV Land made the guest stars for season 2 public. There are again some famous The Nanny faces : Renée Taylor (alias Sylvia Fine), who has already made a guest appearance as Marilyn on season 1 in 2011 and Ann Guilbert (alias Yetta). Furthermore, Hollywood-beauty Morgan Fairchild will be on view as well.
Drescher plays Fran Lovett, a Los Angeles florist who is shocked when Peter, her husband of 18 years, comes out as gay. They divorce but because of the poor economy cannot afford to live separately. She struggles with navigating the new parameters of their relationship while re-entering the dating pool.