Getting a Glimpse: Splitting Up Together


By: Jaclyn Cascio (@jaclynator)

Coming to ABC for the 2017-2018 television season is a half-hour comedy sitcom about a divorce with a twist. Developed for U.S. television by Emily Kapnek and Mette Heeno, Splitting Up Together tears people apart to reunite them. Get a glimpse of the new ABC series right here!

Executively produced by Kapnek, Heeno, Jeff Kleeman, Mie Andreasen, Hella Joof, and Ellen DeGeneres, Splitting Up Together is based on a 2016 Danish sitcom originally created by Henno, Andreasen, and Joof. ABC ordered the pilot to series this May with Dean Holland directing the pilot.

Check out the trailer for the new series!

Jenna Fischer (The Office) makes a triumphant return to television in Splitting Up Together as Lena, an organized and prepared wife and mother. When things just don’t seem to work with laid-back husband, Martin (Scream Queens’ Oliver Hudson), the two decide to divorce. However, to the shock of their friends, Arthur (Bobby Lee) and Camille (Lindsay Price) and family, like Lena’s sister Maya (Diane Farras), the separated couple decide to keep living in the same house.

In an unconventional situation, Lena and Martin plan to take shifts caring for the house and kids, Mae (Olivia Keville), Mason (Van Crosby), and Milo (Sander Thomas). The parent on duty is designated the responsibilities of child care and home responsibilities, while the off-duty parent has freedom to do as they please. Lena is sure that Martin won’t be able to handle the job on his own, but is surprised by his ability to stay afloat in the chaos. She learns a bit about flexibility, while Martin learns about the effort Lena has put forth in the home. Splitting up just might be the spark to reignite the fire in their marriage, if they can figure out how to make things work!

For more information about the new series and further updates, you can check out the show on Facebook or follow the series on Twitter.

Do you think the Danish show adaptation will make waves in America, or is Splitting Up Together another sitcom that will fall by the wayside with viewers?

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