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Fran Drescher sitcom 'Happily Divorced' renews vows with TV Land

Fran Drescher sitcom 'Happily Divorced' renews vows with TV Land

The critics may have said nay, but TV Land executives have decided to stay wedded to "Happily Divorced."

Fran Drescher's sitcom -- based on her life with ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson, who came out as gay after years of marriage - -got a second-season order for 12 more episodes, the network announced Wednesday. The new shows will appear sometime next spring.

"Happily Divorced," designed as a companion to TV Land's hit sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," got the thumbs-down from many critics when it premiered last month. But fans of Drescher -- best-known as the nasally title character on "The Nanny" -- have enabled "Happily Divorced" to average a respectable 2.2 million total viewers, according to the Nielsen Co.

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"We are thrilled that our viewers have embraced 'Happily Divorced' just like they did with 'Hot in Cleveland,'" TV Land President Larry W. Jones said in a statement.

Trackers, what do you think of Drescher and "Happily Divorced"?

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Photo: Fran Drescher with ex-husband and "Happily Divorced" co-creator Peter Marc Jacobson. Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

 
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