“Divorce” is coming to an end.
HBO has announced today that the upcoming six-episode-long third season of the Sarah Jessica Parker-led comedy will also be the show’s last. The news comes just ahead of the show’s return, with its season 3 premiere set to air on the cable network later tonight.
Created by Sharon Horgan, the series follows a couple as they go through a long, drawn-out divorce. Its cast includes Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Sterling Jerins, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Charlie Kilgore, and more.
While “Divorce” is coming to an end, however, Jessica Parker will continue her long-running relationship with HBO, as the actress and producer continues to develop new projects at the cable network under her Pretty Matches Productions banner.
“Sarah Jessica Parker has a unique ability to showcase the complexities of personal relationships with such empathy and humor,” said Amy Gravitt, Executive VP of Programming at HBO. “With ‘Divorce,’ she took our audiences through the keyhole and into the lives of a modern-day couple dealing with the fallout of splitting up. As we end with the third and final season of the show, we look forward to our next endeavor with Sarah Jessica and Pretty Matches.”
A consistent, but fairly low ratings performer for the cable network, “Divorce” averaged a 0.1 live + same day rating among adults 18-49 with 495,000 viewers in its second season. It now joins “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “The Deuce,” and “Crashing” on a growing list of HBO titles airing their final seasons this year.