Fran Drescher's sitcom near series pickup

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Here’s one the populace has been clamoring for: The patented whine of Fran Drescher returning to series TV.

The actress’ comedy pilot Happily Divorced is nearing a series order at TV Land. It’s about a woman who re-enters the dating scene and finds a new boyfriend after discovering her husband is gay.

Now if that sounds an uninspired logline for a sitcom, it’s actually autobiographical. Drescher revealed last year that ex-husband Peter Marc Jacobson is gay and that she didn’t know his true orientation throughout their 21 years of marriage. Marc is also her collaborative partner who produced their previous comedy The Nanny and is on board for Happily Divorced.


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  • Sigmagrrl

    I’ve missed the Nanny!

  • Maggie

    I love to watch The Nanny reruns. It’s still a laugh-out-loud funny show. I hope her new one is just as good.

  • Belle

    I usually fall asleep to the Nanny on Nick at Nite. I need background noise and the Nanny is perfect. Some of the shows (before she dated/married Mr. Sheffield) were pretty funny

  • Jarrell

    i hope the series keep Tichina Arnold (Martin, Everybody Hates Chris) i know she is in the original pilot as Fran’s Best Friend

  • cici217

    They can cancel retired@35 and replace it with this show. I just hope Fran doesn’t keep staring into the camera like she did during The Nanny. Poor acting.

    • jj

      It is not” bad acting” it’s like a visual rim-shot to give a look to the audience after a funny/witty riposte. It’s also called” breaking the fourth wall”.

  • TVDIVA

    I have the first three seasons of The Nanny on DVD and wish the would release the rest. There were some pretty witty zingers in all those episodes.

  • Chris

    How do you stay married to someone for 21 years and not realize they’re gay?

    • fd

      It happens way more than you think!

  • AltDave

    Wouldn’t Jacobson be more correctly classified as bisexual? Or are they saying that he and Fran had a sexless 21 years? Seems like if you’re schtupping men AND women, you’re BI!

    • murley

      not necessarily. a lot of times people repress their true feelings and inclinations out of fear, or denial, or whatever. i know a man, who is absolutely gay, who was married and had 2 children before he came to grips with who he is and came out to his wife. he is now happily married to a man (and is a wonderful father to his 2 children).

  • dctoronto

    The first time I saw him back during the Nanny days my gaydar went off. He was quite hot.

  • carolyn vicknair

    I WATCH THE NANNY OVER AND OVER. I AM READY FOR FRAN TO RETURN TO T.V. SHE IS MY FAVORITE ACTRESS. I DO NOT LIKE THE RETIRE AT 35.

  • Karon

    I watch the Nanny all the time I wish they would come back with it

  • Debbi B

    I am sure looking forward to seeing Fran doing another sitcom. I am her biggest fan. Hooray for Fran

  • JOY

    CAN’T WAIT, SHE IS THE GREATEST!!

  • rwest

    MAZEL TOV FRAN.ZAY GEZUNT

  • Wendy

    Love her!!! Watching re runs right now!

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