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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 15, 2011
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3
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  • Summary: The comedy about a woman struggling with her return to the dating scene and her relationship with her gay ex-husband is based on Fran Drescher's life.
  • Genre(s): Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 15, 2011
    In Happily Divorced, TV Land, the cable channel for baby boomers, finally may have found the perfect companion to its smash "Hot in Cleveland."
  2. Reviewed by: Jennifer Armstrong
    Jun 10, 2011
    The premise, based on Drescher's real life, means gay jokes galore but somehow it works, at least for those of us who are suckers for the throwback style. [17 Jun 2011, p.92]
  3. Reviewed by: Jonathan Storm
    Jun 14, 2011
    The show has some hilarious moments and perks along between them as you might expect a Drescher show to. It's a fine and frothy companion to the big show on TV Land (is that an oxymoron?) at 10 p.m. Wednesday, the Betty White-starrer Hot in Cleveland.
  4. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jun 14, 2011
    It stays old school and unambitious in order to blend in well with the classic sitcoms on TV Land's roster. The scripts are more like excuses for the stars to go on camera and ham it up than well-constructed state-of-the-art comic material.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jun 14, 2011
    If you love Fran Drescher, and just the sound of her voice sends you into peals of laughter, happily settle in to enjoy her divorce. If, however, her voice makes your inner dog howl, run like your rear is on fire.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Jun 15, 2011
    Though the series is based on the friendship Drescher developed with her real-life husband after he realized he was gay, there's not a second of the debut episode that feels like it has any connection to actual human behavior.
  7. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 15, 2011
    The premise's autobiographical underpinnings notwithstanding, Divorced is so painfully broad and filled with gay stereotypes all but Drescher's most faithful fans will yearn to be separated from their TVs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    It's a Hit!!! i loved every second of it the funny punch lines the witty remarks and frans nasal voice was just so beautiful to hear love it so much !!!!! Expand
  2. Mar 27, 2012
    THIS SHOW IS BRILLIANT! Should be on for an hour instead of 30 min! I had to write this as each actor is brilliant on that show. My daughter and I watch it religiously & it makes our entire week! We cant wait till the next week comes to see the next show! I wish it never goes off the air! Fran is a genius! The cast is incredible/JohnMIchaelHiggins makes us want to hug him! Rita Moreno cracks me up so much/brilliant again, the father, just a fantastic story line. Makes us laugh and feel good. Im a tough critic in general, and I loved The Nanny, but this is even more fantastic that that show! Ive turned so many people on to The Nanny, and now Im telling everyone about Frans new show. Give me more, Its not enough! I want more Fran! 30 min is not enough, and this show has been written brilliantly, the laughs are plentiful, and it fills the soul with joy. Thank you Fran and Petie! :) Love you so much. Expand
  3. Jan 17, 2013
    THIS IS AN AMAZING SHOW!!! I SIMPLY LOVE IT! I watch it all the time and I hope it stays on air for years. I love Fran and her voice! she's just amazing!!! I love watching her on t.v, I crack up every time i watch it and it cheers me up all the time! im always excited to watch it! I just can't get enough of it. I'm so glad she did another sitcom! THANK YOU SO MUCH FRAN!!!!! AND PETER!!!:) GREATEST SHOW EVER!!! Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2011
    Happily divorced has a premise that evokes immediate laughter. After years of marriage, the husband comes out of the closet and remains living in the same house with the wife. Sitcom gold.

    I went into the show hoping one thing, "I hope it's not just a bunch of gay jokes."

    Well, it's not JUST a bunch of gay jokes, but there are plenty of them. There's some good sitcom humor too, enough that I stuck it out for 3 episodes hoping it would get better. Unfortunately, TV Land's latest attempt is a failure. They should just make Hot in Cleveland 2 hours long and forget any other original programming.
  5. Jun 29, 2011
    I'm simply editing because, for some reason, my rating of this catastrophe is showing up as a positive. That is not a word that could be associated with this show except in the context of how sure I am that the show is a dog. You TV Bland plants need to piss off. Expand