General Information

Glossary: D
First Air Date: October 9th, 2016
Last Air Date: August 5th, 2019
Created By: Sharon Horgan
Star Casts: Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Charlie Kilgore, Sterling Jerins, Tracy Letts, Finise Avery
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 30 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 24 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Ended
Homepage: HBO - Divorce

Last Updated: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 10:30:46 +0000

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A couple goes through a long, drawn-out divorce.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (10 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2016-10-09

Frances and Robert--a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City--try to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane's 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives.

2: Next Day - Aired: 2016-10-16

Frances rushes to intercept Robert before he tells the kids that she’s divorcing him. Everyone gathers at the hospital to support Diane as she waits for news on Nick’s condition. In the midst of the chaos, Frances considers finally signing a lease to open her long-planned art gallery.

3: Counseling - Aired: 2016-10-23

Robert and Frances attend couples therapy in an effort to see if their marriage is salvageable. Frances gets advice from Dallas, while Robert vents at work. At home, tensions mount as Frances and Robert try to maintain a facade of normalcy for the children. Frances arrives at an epiphany.

4: Mediation - Aired: 2016-10-30

In hopes of keeping their split amicable, Frances and Robert meet with a mediator. Frances confides in a co-worker, and Robert gets surprising financial news.

5: Gustav - Aired: 2016-11-06

Robert evisages his 'Funspace', pitching it to Nick and also engages a well meaning, but ineffective, lawyer. Frances gets the keys to her new gallery, meets some interesting artists and also 'lawyers up', potentially at least, much more effectively. However, Robert somewhat upgrades his hire...

6: Christmas - Aired: 2016-11-13

Frances and Robert try to set aside their differences and make their annual Christmas trip to her parents' house with the children.

7: Weekend Plans - Aired: 2016-11-20

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8: Church - Aired: 2016-11-27

Frances chases a new role, but fails to consider some of the consequences. Robert has something of an epiphany and and a new found positivity with his kids; and also confronts Julian in a surprising way.

9: Another Party - Aired: 2016-12-04

Robert's lawyer insinuates that Frances is a negligent mother. Frances' lawyer encourages her to get more involved, so she drops in on a parents' committee meeting at school. Diane and Nick throw another party, where Dallas finds herself pursued by Robert's plus-one.

10: Détente - Aired: 2016-12-11

Tensions between Frances and Robert ease after Lila has an emergency, but a cutthroat move by Frances' new lawyer sends Robert on a vengeful path. An encounter at the grocery store crystallizes Diane's feelings about motherhood. Frances makes a confession to her father at her gallery opening and is surprised by an unexpected visitor.

Season 2 (8 Episodes)

1: Night Moves - Aired: 2018-01-14

After finally signing divorce papers, a financially strapped Robert looks for work and a new living situation, while Frances battles insomnia and her newly complex relationship with her children. Diane and Nick’s new communication technique leads him to make an unexpected decision. Dallas continues her secret fling with Robert’s lawyer, Tony Silvercreek.

2: Happy Now? - Aired: 2018-01-21

Frances is forced to deal with Lila’s growing resentment toward her. After his coworkers encourage him to get back in the game, Robert reconnects with Janice, who tries to help him live out a fantasy. Diane blindsides Frances with a setup, and Dallas attempts to call things off with Tony Silvercreek.

3: Worth It - Aired: 2018-01-28

After helping her new friend, Andrew, appraise art, an inspired Frances tries to track down an unknown painter. Diane attempts to ignore her issues with Nick by throwing herself into the gallery. Sparks fly when Robert shows his house to a realtor.

4: Ohio - Aired: 2018-02-04

When Robert’s dad falls ill, Robert and Frances reunite in Ohio, where they reminisce about happier times, and deal with Robert’s overbearing sister, Cathy. Back in Hastings-on-Hudson, Tom jumps at the chance to chauffeur Diane around town in her luxury car.

5: Breaking the Ice - Aired: 2018-02-11

Frances learns that Robert has a new woman in his life, and enlists Diane and Dallas to get intel on her before Lila’s 13th birthday party.

6: Losing It - Aired: 2018-02-18

After Robert finds Tom in a compromising position, Frances and Robert re-visit their marriage counselor to set new ground rules for the kids. Frances weighs how serious her new relationship with Andrew should be. Jackie seeks out Dallas’ advice during a chance encounter at Diane’s country club.

7: Going, Going… Gone - Aired: 2018-02-25

Frances spots the dashing art bigwig Skip Zakarian at an auction, and takes the opportunity to invite him to Sylvia’s upcoming show, where he shows interest in more than art. A successful sale inspires Jackie to propose that she and Robert team up on a house-flipping business, but he has qualms about the idea.

8: Alone Again, Naturally - Aired: 2018-03-04

Robert and Jackie move toward a new step in their real-estate business. Frances 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 on a bender, which comes back to haunt her at another eventful party.

Season 3 (6 Episodes)

1: Charred - Aired: 2019-07-01

Frances and Robert, having both moved on, discover that their new lives are much more complicated than anticipated. Diane has her first face to face with Nick. Dallas continues her quest to connect with her resentful son, Cole.

2: Miami - Aired: 2019-07-08

Tensions escalate as Robert and Jackie's wedding approaches. Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters and Frances plans a quick weekend getaway with Henry. After a therapy session gone awry, Dallas considers what's next for her. Diane's future looks bright as she snags a big-spender at her new job.

3: Gaps & Bunches - Aired: 2019-07-15

Frances and Robert disagree on how to handle Tom's college application process. Robert's sister Cathy creates tension between Robert, Jackie and Frances.

4: Bad Manners - Aired: 2019-07-22

At a dinner party gone wrong, both Robert and Frances' relationships are tested. Frances makes a big effort at work.

5: Away Games - Aired: 2019-07-29

Robert and Frances are thrown together for a weekend as they chaperone Lila's away-game.

6: Knock Knock - Aired: 2019-08-05

As each of their relationships reach a moment of truth, Frances and Robert face the realities of post-divorce life.