Bravo Renews Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce

I’m oddly happy about the fact that this show is getting another season, and that the ratings are climbing.

It’s not quite in the “must watch during actual live time” category (only four things are), but I like the theory of the show even more than the show. Hopefully, the continued realization of that theory is why the numbers are growing.

Better than the ratings, and we have to assume Bravo is smart enough to pick up on this, is the fact that people are talking, and that’s good to see.

Catch our review here, and breathe a sigh of relief, and catch up on the back episodes you have on your DVR that you weren’t investing in until you got good news.

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce - Season 1

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Bravo Media has greenlit a second season of its first original scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” from Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Production will commence this summer on 13-episodes. From creator and executive producer Marti Noxon, the series follows Abby McCarthy (Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author whose seemingly perfect career and marriage simultaneously implode, and she finds herself navigating life as a single woman in her 40s.

Most recently, “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” earned series high (1/27/15) across all key demos with nearly 1.5 million total viewers, 983,000 adults 25-54 and 872,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen Live+3 data. The ninth episode increased double-digits over the prior episode, up 14 percent in total viewers, 12 percent among adults 18-49, and 10 percent among adults 25-54.

“‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’ has struck a chord with Bravo viewers with its sharp-witted humor and emotionally honest take on divorce and starting over,” said Lara Spotts, Senior Vice President of Development for Bravo Media.  “We are extremely proud of the talent and creative team, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for Abby McCarthy.”

“We’ve been excited about ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ since the day Marti brought it in and we were elated it became Bravo’s first scripted series,” said Jeff Wachtel, President and Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “Lisa Edelstein and the rest of the incredible cast have sparked fresh conversations about strong, complicated women in a smart and entertaining way. We are thrilled to be back for a second season with the great team at Bravo.”

The next episode of “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” airs Tuesday, February 10 at 10 pm ET/PT. In “Rule #46:  Keep The Holidays Low Key,” Abby (Lisa Edelstein) takes advantage of the kids being with Jake (Paul Adelstein) to throw an “Adult Friendsgiving” dinner with new boyfriend Will (Warren Christie).  But as strange things begin to happen around the house, Abby and Jo (Alanna Ubach) question whether or not a spirit has decided to join them for Thanksgiving.  Meanwhile, Phoebe (Beau Garrett) invites Marco (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Delia (Necar Zadegan) gets a surprise visit from her father.

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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