While repeats of her old sitcom “The Nanny” are still going strong on TV, Fran Drescher’s current sitcom “Happily Divorced” has been cancelled by TV Land.
The cancellation was widely reported late Friday, including here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site.
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Specifically, TV Land has made the decision not to continue “Happily Divorced” for a third season.
The reason, as always: Ratings. According to THR, “Happily Divorced” premiered in 2011 with 2.4 million viewers. Its second-season finale last February had about a million.
“Happily Divorced” was a semi-autobiographical comedy about a married, middle-aged woman who divorces her husband when he reveals that he’s gay. This actually happened with Drescher and her husband of 21 years, Peter Marc Jacobson, and the two have reportedly remained friendly.
Drescher, 55, starred in “Happily Divorced” with John Michael Higgins as her gay, estranged husband.
Ironically, “The Nanny,” Drescher’s 1990s sitcom, is one of the most ubiquitous shows on TV. Reruns can be seen currently on Nick at Nite, Logo and Antenna TV.