“Divorce” Returns To HBO For A Second Season Jan. 14, 2018

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker & Thomas Haden Church

In the aftermath of their explosive separation, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) are learning to rebuild their lives independently, even as they stay entangled through their kids and mutual friends. Focusing on careers, new relationships and finding ways to be happy again, they learn that pursuing the next chapter will be more complicated than they imagined.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy® and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Sex and the City”), who also serves as an executive producer, DIVORCE returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JAN. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Thomas Haden Church (Emmy® winner and Golden Globe nominee for “Broken Trail,” Oscar® nominee for “Sideways”) also stars in addition to serving as a producer on the series.

DIVORCE also features Molly Shannon (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s “Enlightened” and “Saturday Night Live”) as Diane, Frances’ over-eager friend, whose investment in Frances’ new gallery tests their friendship, even as Diane adjusts to a new normal at home with her husband, Nick (Tracy Letts). Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”) plays Dallas, Frances’ close friend, a divorced psychologist who is determined to extricate herself from a secret affair with Tony (Dean Winters), Robert’s divorce attorney. Sterling Jerins (“World War Z”) plays Lila, Frances and Robert’s complicated teenage daughter, and Charlie Kilgore (“Moonrise Kingdom”) is Tom, their 16-year-old son.

Also appearing this season are Becki Newton (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Jackie Giannopolis, Robert’s new spark plug of a girlfriend, Steven Pasquale (“The Good Wife”) as Andrew Wallace, Diane’s friend, who will get involved with Frances, and Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”) as Robert’s off-kilter sister, Cathy.

Episodes include:

 

Episode #11 (season 2, episode 1): “Night Moves”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
  • After finally signing divorce papers, a financially strapped Robert (Thomas Haden Chruch) looks for work and a new living situation, while Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) battles insomnia and her newly complex relationship with her children. Diane (Molly Shannon) and Nick’s (Tracy Letts) new communication technique leads him to make an unexpected decision. Dallas (Talia Balsam) continues her secret fling with Robert’s lawyer, Tony Silvercreek (Dean Winters).
  • Written by Jenny Bicks; directed by Adam Bernstein.

 

Episode #12 (season 2, episode 2): “Happy Now?”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 21 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) is forced to deal with Lila’s (Sterling Jerins) growing resentment toward her. After his coworkers encourage him to get back in the game, Robert (Thomas Haden Chruch) reconnects with Janice (Gillian Vigman), who tries to help him live out a fantasy. Diane (Molly Shannon) blindsides Frances with a setup, and Dallas (Talia Balsam) attempts to call things off with Tony Silvercreek (Dean Winters).
  • Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; directed by Adam Bernstein.

 

Episode #13 (season 2, episode 3): “Worth It”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, JAN. 28 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • After helping her new friend, Andrew (Steven Pasquale), appraise art, an inspired Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) tries to track down an unknown painter. Diane (Molly Shannon) attempts to ignore her issues with Nick (Tracy Letts) by throwing herself into the gallery. Sparks fly when Robert (Thomas Haden Church) shows his house to a realtor (Becki Newton).
  • Written by Liz Tuccillo; directed by Wendey Stanzler.

 

Episode #14 (season 2, episode 4): “Ohio”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 4 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • When Robert’s dad falls ill, Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) reunite in Ohio, where they reminisce about happier times, and deal with Robert’s overbearing sister, Cathy (Amy Sedaris). Back in Hastings-on-Hudson, Tom (Charlie Kilgore) jumps at the chance to chauffeur Diane (Molly Shannon) around town in her luxury car.
  • Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Janicza Bravo.

 

Episode #15 (season 2, episode 5): “Breaking the Ice”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 11 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) learns that Robert (Thomas Haden Church) has a new woman in his life, and enlists Diane (Molly Shannon) and Dallas (Talia Balsam) to get intel on her before Lila’s (Sterling Jerins) 13th birthday party.
  • Written by Stuart Zicherman; directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.

 

Episode #16 (season 2, episode 6): “Losing It”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 18 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • After Robert (Thomas Haden Church) finds Tom (Charlie Kilgore) in a compromising position, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert re-visit their marriage counselor to set new ground rules for the kids. Frances weighs how serious her new relationship with Andrew (Steven Pasquale) should be. Jackie (Becki Newton) seeks out Dallas’ (Talia Balsam) advice during a chance encounter at Diane’s country club.
  • Written by Kristen Lange; directed by Scott Ellis.

 

Episode #17 (season 2, episode 7): “Going, Going…Gone”

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, FEB. 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) spots the dashing art bigwig Skip Zakarian (Marton Csokas) at an auction and takes the opportunity to invite him to Sylvia’s (Roslyn Ruff) upcoming show, where he shows interest in more than art. A successful sale inspires Jackie (Becki Newton) to propose that she and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) team up on a house-flipping business, but he has qualms about the idea.
  • Written by Julie Rottenberg & Elisa Zuritsky; directed by Adam Bernstein.

 

Episode #18 (season 2, episode 8): “Alone Again, Naturally” (season finale)

  • Debut date: SUNDAY, MAR. 4 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)
  • Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Jackie (Becki Newton) move toward a new step in their real-estate business. Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) faces the fallout of a successful opening at her gallery and enlists Robert’s help with a home-repair project. A returned favor from Frances sets Diane (Molly Shannon) on a bender, which comes back to haunt her at another eventful party.
  • Written by Jenny Bicks; directed by Adam Bernstein.

 

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

DIVORCE was created by Sharon Horgan, with Jenny Bicks serving as showrunner; executive produced by Jenny Bicks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, Sharon Horgan and Aaron Kaplan.

James McDonald

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, James is a Movie Critic and Celebrity Interviewer with over 30 years of experience in the film industry as an Award-Winning Filmmaker.

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