Fran Drescher Divorce Show Gets Green Light
Would you ever consider working with your ex? What if working with your ex meant writing and producing a sitcom about divorce together that bore a striking resemblance to your own split? Fran Drescher and former husband Peter Marc Jacobson are doing just that.
TV Land, the network that recently greenlit "Ex Men", a multi-camera sitcom from former "Frasier" executive producer Mark Reisman, gave the go-ahead to the pilot of "Happily Divorced," a comedy co-written by Drescher and Jacobson (he also wrote and produced "The Nanny").
The show is based on Drescher's own experiences navigating her life after divorce, and centers on Drescher's dating life, as she juggles a new boyfriend and a relationship with an ex who has recently come out of the closet, not unlike Jacobson, who came out himself after he and Drescher ended their 21-year marriage in 1999. Drescher may also star.