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The MediaWorks Guide to Summer TV: 'Happily Divorced'

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You know what's just totally adorable and hilarious? When gay guys who have been living a lie come out to their wives! That appears to be the premise of the TV Land sitcom "Happily Divorced," which premieres tonight at 10:30/9:30 C. Watch the brief trailer below, which we're presenting as part of the MediaWorks Guide to Summer TV (a sort of ongoing series of video cheat sheets to help you stay on top of the cultural/media conversation about the dozens of new shows that are premiering on television this summer). TV Land's pitch for the show:

"Happily Divorced" centers around Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) as she deals with dating after finding out her real-estate agent husband of 18 years (John Michael Higgins) is gay. Fran juggles her new relationships while still living under the same roof with her ex-husband.

Of course, it just might just be easier to be happily divorced if you can get a sitcom deal out of the wreckage. As it happens, "Happily Divorced" is roughly based on Fran Drescher's real life: She and her husband Peter Marc Jacobson (co-creator of 'The Nanny') got divorced in 1999 after 20 years of marriage. He later came out to her, and she publicly outed him last year. Drescher and Jacobson are co-writing "Happily Divorced," and Arianna Huffington is probably kicking herself.

P.S. Stay tuned for more trailers as the MediaWorks Guide to Summer TV continues in the days ahead. Joining us late? Here's the last installment: Lifetime's New Crime Drama Totally Understands About Your Insane Workload and Idiot Coworkers (Watch the Trailer). - - -

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. Follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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