Divorce (TV series)

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Divorce
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Genre Comedy-drama
Created by Sharon Horgan
Starring
Composer Keegan DeWitt
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
  • HBO Entertainment
  • Pretty Matches Productions
  • Merman Films
  • Kapital Entertainment
  • 343 Incorporated (season 1)
  • Perkins Street Productions (season 2)
  • Tuccillo (season 3)
DistributorHBO Enterprises
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original network HBO
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09) 
August 5, 2019 (2019-08-05)
External links
Website

Divorce is an American comedy-drama television series created by Sharon Horgan, set in Hastings-on-Hudson, and starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church as a middle-aged divorcing couple. The series premiered on HBO on October 9, 2016. [1] [2] The pilot episode was written by Horgan and directed by Jesse Peretz. [3] On November 14, 2016, HBO renewed the show for a second season, which premiered on January 14, 2018. [4] On November 2, 2018, HBO renewed the show for a third season, which was later announced on its premiere date to be the final season. [5] [6]

Contents

Cast

Main

Recurring

Production

In December 2014, it was announced Sarah Jessica Parker had been cast in the pilot and would also serve as an executive producer. [7] In February 2015, Molly Shannon, Thomas Haden Church and Jemaine Clement joined the series. [8] [9] In November 2015, Alex Wolff joined the cast. [10] In December 2015, Sterling Jerins joined the cast. [11]

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 10October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)
2 8January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)March 4, 2018 (2018-03-04)
3 6July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)August 5, 2019 (2019-08-05)

Season 1 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Pilot" Jesse Peretz Sharon Horgan October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09) [lower-alpha 1] 0.570 [12]
22"Next Day"Jesse PeretzSharon Horgan & Paul Simms October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)0.849 [13]
33"Counseling"Jesse PeretzSharon Horgan & Paul SimmsOctober 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)0.637 [14]
44"Mediation"Ben Taylor Patricia Breen October 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)0.518 [15]
55"Gustav" Adam Bernstein Cindy Chupack November 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)0.530 [16]
66"Christmas" Jamie Babbit Tom Scharpling November 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)0.512 [17]
77"Weekend Plans"Adam Bernstein Adam Resnick November 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)0.622 [18]
88"Church" Beth McCarthy-Miller Hayes Davenport November 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)0.631 [19]
99"Another Party"Jesse PeretzGabrielle Allan & Jennifer Crittenden December 4, 2016 (2016-12-04)0.638 [20]
1010"Detente"Jesse PeretzHayes Davenport & Sharon Horgan & Adam Resnick & Tom Scharpling & Paul SimmsDecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)0.497 [21]
Notes
  1. The first episode was released online on October 7, 2016, two days before the series premiere.

Season 2 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
111"Night Moves" Adam Bernstein Jenny Bicks January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)0.647 [22]
122"Happy Now?"Adam BernsteinJulie Rottenberg & Elisa ZuritskyJanuary 21, 2018 (2018-01-21)0.565 [23]
133"Worth It" Wendey Stanzler Liz Tuccillo January 28, 2018 (2018-01-28)0.431 [24]
144"Ohio" Janicza Bravo Adam Resnick February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)(online) [25]
February 4, 2018 (2018-02-04)(HBO)
0.229 [26]
155"Breaking the Ice" Beth McCarthy-Miller Stuart ZichermanFebruary 11, 2018 (2018-02-11)0.572 [27]
166"Losing It" Scott Ellis Kristen LangeFebruary 18, 2018 (2018-02-18)0.528 [28]
177"Going, Going... Gone"Adam BernsteinJulie Rottenberg & Elisa ZuritskyFebruary 25, 2018 (2018-02-25)0.537 [29]
188"Alone Again, Naturally"Adam BernsteinJenny BicksMarch 4, 2018 (2018-03-04)0.452 [30]

Season 3 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [31] U.S. viewers
(millions)
191"Charred"Ryan Case Liz Tuccillo July 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)0.369 [32]
202"Miami" Shira Piven Mark SteilenJuly 8, 2019 (2019-07-08)0.328 [33]
213"Gaps & Bunches"Ryan Case Adam Resnick July 15, 2019 (2019-07-15)0.281 [34]
224"Bad Manners" So Yong Kim Lisa Albert & Liz TuccilloJuly 22, 2019 (2019-07-22)0.330 [35]
235"Away Games" Rachel Lee Goldenberg Adam ResnickJuly 29, 2019 (2019-07-29)0.311 [36]
246"Knock Knock"Ryan CaseLiz Tuccillo & Mark SteilenAugust 5, 2019 (2019-08-05)0.251 [37]

Broadcast

The series premiered in the United Kingdom on Sky Atlantic on October 11, 2016. [38] It premiered in Australia on Showcase on October 12, 2016. [39]

Reception

Critical reception

Divorce has received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. On Rotten Tomatoes the first season has a rating of 63%, based on 51 reviews, with an average rating of 5.8/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "While the execution borders on superficial, the dark humor and character chemistry in Divorce hit the mark." [40] On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 60 out of 100, based on 37 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". [41]

Accolades

YearAwardCategoryRecipientsOutcome
2017 Golden Globe Awards [42] Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Sarah Jessica Parker Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards [43] Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) Reed Morano (for "Pilot")Nominated

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