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Comedy shows about divorce a new Hollywood trend

If divorced women in Ohio get the feeling that television producers have been ignoring them lately, they are in for a change. With one show centered around a woman experiencing life after divorce already on the air, and at least two more on the way, there will soon be plenty of TV viewing options for those interested in this subject matter.

All of these shows are comedies, which may suggest that Hollywood believes people are ready to laugh at the stumbling blocks and adjustments that divorce brings. First on the block was The Girlfriends Guide to Divorce, which premiered last year and has a second season premiering soon. Another sitcom, called Younger, concerns a 40-year-old divorced woman who poses as age 26 at her job. And there is a third show, simply titled Divorce. Finally, a fourth humorous show about divorce is in development, according to Fortune.

In an interview with the magazine, the creator of Girlfriend’s Guide said that pitching the show was not easy, because shows about divorce were not “focus-group friendly.” The secret to making a show about divorce funny and entertaining, she said, was to combine heightened, comedic characters with realistic situations.

Divorced people are surely a large part of the audience for this show, and they may also enjoy the shows that have yet to reach the airwaves. However, we are sure they also know that TV is not real life. Problems rarely get neatly resolved in 22 or 48 minutes, and there is not always a clear beginning, middle and end, like there is in a Hollywood screenplay. An experienced divorce attorney can help you navigate these issues successfully.

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