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  • Premiered: 
    October 9, 2016
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Sharon Horgan 
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Plot Synopsis

After more than a decade of marriage and two children in Westchester County, NY, Frances has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband, Robrert. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. The story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions. This series opens as the couple try to determine whether their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party. When they do decide to end their relationship, Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids, Lila and Tom, that she's divorcing him. In the midst of the chaos, she considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery, giving herself permission to open a new chapter of her life.

HBO premiered the eight-episode second season of DIVORCE on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO. In the aftermath of their explosive separation, Frances and Robert are learning to rebuild their lives independently, even as they stay entangled through their kids and mutual friends. Focusing on careers, new relationships and finding ways to be happy again, they learn that pursuing the next chapter will be more complicated than they imagined. In the season opener, "Night Moves," after finally signing divorce papers, a financially strapped Robert looks for work and a new living situation, while Frances battles insomnia and her newly complex relationship with her children. Diane and Nick's new communication technique leads him to make an unexpected decision. Dallas continues her secret fling with Robert's lawyer, Tony Silvercreek.
The third and final season of DIVORCE premiered on Monday, July 1, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO. The six-episode third season follows Frances and her ex-husband, Robert, as they encounter several bombshell surprises that spin their post-divorce lives in unexpected directions. Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Becki Newton, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore also star alongside Season 3 recurring cast members Tracy Letts, James Lesure and Dominic Fumusa.

Diane, Frances' close friend, is having to adjust to a humiliating new life ever since her husband Nick was arrested for embezzlement. Diane must now decide how independent she actually wants to be. Dallas, Frances' other close friend and confidante, is grappling with her own full-blown mid-life crisis: What's next? Is this all there is? Jackie Giannopolis, Robert's fiancee, deals with being sidelined and her new blended family. Lila, Frances and Robert's teenage daughter, is enjoying her basketball team's newfound success, and Tom, Frances and Robert's 17-year-old son, is wrestling with his plans for the future, thus creating new conflicts between Frances and Robert.

Episodes include:

"Charred" (Premieres Monday, July 1 at 10pm ET/PT): Frances and Robert, having both moved on, discover that their new lives are much more complicated than anticipated. Diane has her first face-to-face with Nick. Dallas continues her quest to connect with her resentful son, Cole. Written by Liz Tuccillo; directed by Ryan Case.

"Miami" (Premieres Monday, July 8 at 10pm ET/PT): Tensions escalate as Robert and Jackie's wedding approaches. Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters and Frances plans a quick weekend getaway with Henry. After a therapy session gone awry, Dallas considers what's next for her. Diane's future looks bright as she snags a big-spender at her new job. Written by Mark Steilen; directed by Shira Piven.

"Gaps & Bunches" (Premieres Monday, July 15 at 10pm ET/PT): Tom's anti-college college essay causes Frances and Robert to come to blows regarding their co-parenting styles. Robert's sister Cathy shows up unannounced, wreaking havoc. Diane bonds with a young woman at the store. Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Ryan Case.

"Bad Manners" (Premieres Monday, July 22 at 10pm ET/PT): Frances and Henry share a meal with Robert and Jackie. Things go from bad to worse and both relationships are strained. Frances has a big day at work. Dallas must deal with yet another troublesome client. Diane catches the attention of an older man. Teleplay by Lisa Albert & Liz Tuccillo; story by Lisa Albert; directed by So Yong Kim.

"Away Games" (Premieres Monday, July 29 at 10pm ET/PT): Robert and Frances are thrown together for a weekend as they chaperone Lila's away-game. Robert has his hands full trying to keep rowdy teens in line, while also clocking Frances' new flirtation. Diane considers a proposition from Gordon. Dallas discovers that she and her fellow therapists share a common problem. Written by Adam Resnick; Directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

"Knock Knock" (Premieres Monday, August 5 at 10pm ET/PT): As each of their relationships reach a moment of truth, Frances and Robert face the reality of post-divorce life. Frances urges her new colleagues to break out of their comfort zones. With her career in jeopardy, Dallas discovers what she really wants. Diane reconsiders her relationship with Gordon. Written by Liz Tuccillo & Mark Steilen; directed by Ryan Case.



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