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Sarah Jessica Parker To Star And Produce Comedy Series 'Divorce' For HBO

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Sex and the City catapulted her to celebrity and fashionista status, and now, actor Sarah Jessica Parker is set for another inning on HBO.

That's right, Sarah Jessica Parker is set to return to HBO's line-up after a decade-long hiatus with Divorce, a new comedy series. Not only will she star as Frances in the single-camera comedy, but she will also serve as the HBO series' producer.

Divorce marks the Sex and the City star's comeback to television. Parker essayed the role of a magazine fashionista in the fourth season of Glee. She also eyed a return with TV series Busted.


Curious what Divorce is all about? As the name of the sitcom suggests, the plot will center around a middle age woman named Frances — played by Parker — who gets influenced by two of her friends who have recently become single. On sheer impulse, Frances brings up the notion of a divorce with her husband Robert. However, Frances is unable to decide if she wants to go through with the divorce for real. However, there's a twist in tale as her husband discovers that Frances has been having an extramarital affair and decides to end the marriage. Frances, who is reassessing her marriage and life, discovers that making a fresh start is a tough task.

Divorce will be filmed in New York and is written by Sharon Horgan, who is an Irish actress and writer. Divorce will have Horgan as one of the executive producers (via her Merman banner) along with Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Paul Simmons. Alison Benson and Parker will also executive produce the show through the latter's Pretty Matches.

The new HBO comedy also stars Thomas Haden Church as Parker's husband Robert, whereas Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam play her single friends Diane and Dallas.

The show's pilot which has been directed by Jesse Peretz and co-stars Church, Balsam and Shannon, has been gaining popularity since it made its way to HBO.

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