Divorce
GenreComedy-drama
Created bySharon Horgan
Starring
ComposerKeegan DeWitt
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
  • HBO Entertainment
  • Pretty Matches Productions
  • Merman Films
  • Kapital Entertainment
  • 343 Incorporated
  • Tuccillo (Season 3)
DistributorHBO Enterprises
Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkHBO
Picture format1080i (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]

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
110October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)
28January 14, 2018 (2018-01-14)March 4, 2018 (2018-03-04)
36July 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 PeretzSharon HorganOctober 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)[a]0.570[12]
22"Next Day"Jesse PeretzSharon Horgan & Paul SimmsOctober 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 TaylorPatricia BreenOctober 30, 2016 (2016-10-30)0.518[15]
55"Gustav"Adam BernsteinCindy ChupackNovember 6, 2016 (2016-11-06)0.530[16]
66"Christmas"Jamie BabbitTom ScharplingNovember 13, 2016 (2016-11-13)0.512[17]
77"Weekend Plans"Adam BernsteinAdam ResnickNovember 20, 2016 (2016-11-20)0.622[18]
88"Church"Beth McCarthy-MillerHayes DavenportNovember 27, 2016 (2016-11-27)0.631[19]
99"Another Party"Jesse PeretzGabrielle Allan & Jennifer CrittendenDecember 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 BernsteinJenny BicksJanuary 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 StanzlerLiz TuccilloJanuary 28, 2018 (2018-01-28)0.431[24]
144"Ohio"Janicza BravoAdam ResnickFebruary 2, 2018 (2018-02-02) (online)[25]
February 4, 2018 (2018-02-04) (HBO)
0.229[26]
155"Breaking the Ice"Beth McCarthy-MillerStuart ZichermanFebruary 11, 2018 (2018-02-11)0.572[27]
166"Losing It"Scott EllisKristen 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 CaseLiz TuccilloJuly 1, 2019 (2019-07-01)0.369[32]
202"Miami"Shira PivenMark SteilenJuly 8, 2019 (2019-07-08)0.328[33]
213"Gaps & Bunches"Ryan CaseAdam ResnickJuly 15, 2019 (2019-07-15)0.281[34]
224"Bad Manners"So Yong KimLisa Albert & Liz TuccilloJuly 22, 2019 (2019-07-22)0.330[35]
235"Away Games"Rachel Lee GoldenbergAdam 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

Year Award Category Recipients Outcome
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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