Video Interview: Happily Divorced’s Co-Creators Fran Drescher & Peter Marc Jacobson

NEW YORK: Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson, co-creators of the TV Land sitcom Happily Divorced, which is sold by Endemol Worldwide Distribution, talk to World Screen about the comedy’s second season.


Fran Drescher, best known from her iconic role as Nanny Fine in the long-running comedy The Nanny, made her return to television last year on TV Land’s Happily Divorced. Drescher not only stars in the show, she is co-creator and co-executive producer. She is working alongside Peter Marc Jacobson. Jacobson previously worked with Drescher as co-creator and writer on The Nanny. The pair’s relationship also served as inspiration for the TV Land sitcom, as the show is based on Drescher and Jacobson’s real-life experience as a formerly married couple. The two split after Jacobson announced he was gay.

Such is the premise of Happily Divorced, which features Drescher as a Los Angeles florist whose 18-year marriage ends when her husband comes out of the closet. The sitcom returned last week in its second season. Drescher and Jacobson reveal to World Screen what viewers can expect from the new season, along with sharing insight into their personal and professional relationship.