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Divorced TV Characters We Love

Category : Television

With Fran Drescher’s new show “Happily Divorced” being brought back for another season on TV Land, it got me thinking about all of the strong, divorced female and male characters on television shows throughout the years. Below are some of the ones that have made a lasting impression on me as well as TV audiences across the globe.

One of my favorite characters from “Sex and the City” is Charlotte York. After dating a lot of men, Charlotte found what she thought was true love with Trey MacDougal and they got married. His mother causes a sea of problems and drama for poor Charlotte. After Trey couldn’t commit to having a child or separating from his mother , Charlotte eventually divorced him and found love with her divorce lawyer Harry Goldenblatt.  They marry and, for Charlotte, the second time proves to be a charm!

“Desperate Housewives” fans all enjoy watching the divorced girl next door, Susan Delfino, played by Teri Hatcher. Susan has spent many seasons trying to find love on Wisteria Lane.  The shows creator Marc Cherry once said, “I knew Susan was going to be my anchor character, and I didn’t really know my take on her at first. And then it occurred to me that one of these women should be divorced.”

“On November 13th Felix Ungar was asked to remove himself from his place of residence.  That request came form his wife.” That was the intro to the beginning of the hit TV show “The Odd Couple.”  Ungar moves in with his friend Oscar Madison who is also divorced.  Tony Randall and Jack Klugman deliver in this classic show about two divorced men who live under the same roof in New York City.

Former “Seinfeld” star, Julia Lois Dreyfuss, plays the divorced owner of a gym named Christina in the hit show “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” A lot of the humor comes from her dealing with her idiotic ex-husband who just can’t seem to ever understand her.

“The Golden Girls” have always been golden! I love the character of Dorothy played by Bea Arthur. She’s a strong women who moved on after her divorce. Dorothy’s ex-husband, Stanley, made repeated attempts to get her back throughout the TV series.  A classic case of not knowing what you got until it’s gone!

Comments (3)

good posting

great article, luv lotsa these shows

Nice list, miss the odd couple

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