Splitting Up Together - Season 1 [BETTER]
On August 29, 2016, it was announced that ABC had picked up Splitting Up Together as a put pilot, a single-camera comedy series. Emily Kapnek, Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Mett Heeno, Hella Joof, and Mia Andreasen serve as executive producers. On February 1, 2017, it was announced that ABC had officially ordered a pilot for the series. On April 5, 2017, it was revealed that the series would be a production of Warner Bros. Television. On May 12, 2017, it was announced that ABC had given Splitting Up Together a series order. On January 8, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on March 27, 2018. On May 11, 2018, it was announced that ABC had renewed the series for a second season. On July 24, 2018, it was announced that the second season would premiere on October 16, 2018. On October 22, 2018, it was announced that ABC had ordered three additional episodes for the second season. On November 7, 2018, it was announced that the series had received a full-season order for its second season.
Splitting Up Together - Season 1
On February 28, 2017, it was announced that Jenna Fischer was cast in the series. On March 1, 2017, it was announced that Oliver Hudson was cast in the series. On March 6, 2017, it was announced that Diane Farr was cast in the series. On May 12, 2018, it was announced that Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, Sanders Combs, Bobby Lee, and Lindsay Price were cast in the series. On November 16, 2017, it was announced that Geoff Pierson would recur in the series. On August 28, 2018, it was announced that Costa Ronin would be joining the series. On September 28, 2018, it was announced that Angela Kinsey would appear in an episode of the series. On October 10, 2018, it was announced that Ali Larter would recur in the second season.
While some divorces force families to split apart, Lena and Martin are Splitting Up Together in this new romantic family comedy from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. Based on the Danish original series, Splitting Up Together stars The Office\u2019s Jenna Fischer and Nashville alum Oliver Hudson as a newly divorced couple embracing the unconventional as they co-parent their children by trading residences each week, alternating between one living in the main house and the other in the garage apartment as they also adjust to being single for the first time in years. This new arrangement will land Lena and Martin in some precarious situations, with Lena\u2019s doting sensibilities and Type-A personality clashing with Martin\u2019s laid-back temperament as they attempt to raise the kids separately but together. What will Lena and Martin do with their unfamiliar moments of freedom? And how will they manage their feelings when this freedom is met with the nostalgia for what they once shared as a couple and their mutual longing for their family to be whole again? With the help of friends Arthur and Camille, plus Lena\u2019s sister, Maya, this former couple will explore what it means to live apart...under the same roof.
Once upon a time, Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) were madly in love. But when responsibilities and obligations took the place of desire and romance, they both stopped enjoying their marriage. Now they have a new plan for their lives: They're SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, with kids Mae (Olivia Keville), Mason (Van Crosby), and Milo (Sander Thomas) staying in the family home, and the parents alternating weeks living in the house or in the garage. It's not a situation many would find easy to navigate. But with Lena and Martin experiencing both a new freedom as well as a burgeoning respect and appreciation for each other, one question stands out: Could splitting up be the very thing that brings them back together?
Raising kids together without being together is a natural source of comedic complications: Who takes care of what? Where does the responsibility of one parent end and another begin? Is it even possible to start dating again when your ex lives just a couple of hundred feet away and knows your every coming and going? Should this couple even be splitting up at all, given that their new living arrangement is forcing them to communicate and work with each other even more than they did before? But make no mistake, this show is no "will they or won't they?" sitcom scenario. Together, Lena and Martin are far less interesting than struggling apart -- and the more they struggle, the more you'll enjoy watching. Try this one on with your teens and/or mature tweens; it just may catch on.
During season 1, viewers also experienced the tumultuous side of trying to make a relationship work with Jessica Batten and Mark Cuevas. Although Mark was ready to tie the knot, Jessica ultimately ended up leaving her then-fiancé at the altar.
Zanab made her feelings about Cole clear at their wedding, ending their relationship by calling him out for his unkind remarks. During the season 3 reunion, things escalated when she alleged that he body-shamed her throughout the series.
Ah, young love. The winners of the inaugural season of the U.S. version (who paired up on day one and never parted) dated for several months before calling it quits at the end of 2019. "The breakup was mutual and we have left on amicable terms," Zac wrote on his Instagram Stories. "We simply wanted different things."
The runner-ups dated for several months before calling it quits in late November 2019, posting statements on their respective Instagram Stories. "Alex and I are no longer together," the lacrosse coach shared. "Sometimes it just doesn't work out."
While they didn't win, the fan-favorite couple tried making long-distance work, traveling to spend the holidays together. However, Caro publicly announced that she ended the relationship in a July 2020 YouTube video. "I just don't feel like he was committed to the relationship like I was," she said. "So that's why I decided to break up with him."
The winners of the first-ever winter season of Love Island coupled up almost immediately, staying together despite all of the obstacles the villa presented. And the winning pair are still going strong, with Paige, 22, recently moving to Manchester to live with the 20-year-old soccer player.
Winter Love Island 2020's Siânnise and Luke found love in the villa and, after coming in second place on their season, went on to date for about a year before ultimately breaking up in November 2021.
"Never say never, that's all I'm saying! It's not on the cards yet but who knows," Callum said. "I would definitely like kids in the future but like I said, we've only been together like five months, so it's still a bit early for kids at the minute!"
Sigh, this one stung. Don't you just hate it when the winning couple is one of the first ones to split? After getting together just weeks before the finale, with Greg being one of the last Islanders to join the villa, the fan-favorite pair managed to win season five. But they broke up just weeks later.
After a dramatic start to their romance, the Instagram influencer and the boxer quickly became season five's most solid couple...which is why it was so surprising when they came in second. But the young couple are still together and seem happier than ever, recently vacationing in the Maldives and sparking engagement rumors after he gifted her with a ring for Christmas. Alas, they aren't engaged just yet.
Arguably one of season five's most polarizing pairs after enduring their fair share of drama, Curtis and Maura proved their doubters wrong: the couple is still together, with Maura currently competing on Dance On Ice in the UK and Curtis, a professional ballroom dancer, landing a gig on Greatest Dancer. They are one of just two remaining couples from their season in the villa.
While they got together later than a majority of the couples in the villa, with the fan-favorite Ovie making his debut during the infamous Casa Amor episodes and India joining even later, the pair made it to the finals, coming in third place.
Fans were surprised when Lucie and Joe, who first paired up together on day one before he was voted out of the villa and she quickly moved on by dating multiple other men in the villa (and admitting to having serious feelings for a taken Tommy), revealed they were dating after their season ended.
While they were the second season five couple to call it quits soon after their time in the villa came to an end, Anton and Belle remained friends, though he ruled out any chance of a romantic rekindling.
Just when viewers were worried all hope was lost for season three fan-favorite Camilla, Jamie, a Calvin Klein model who also read books (a.k.a. a villa unicorn), entered late in the game and it was clear who he had shown up for. Swoon.
The season three couple wed in October 2018 and welcomed their first child, a son, the following October. "Here's to 2020 with a full heart and everything I could ever want," Jess wrote in an Instagram post on New Year's Day. Talk about Love Island goals.
The season two pair exchanged vows in a September 2018 ceremony, with their wedding process and life was newlyweds being documented for TLC's Olivia and Alex Said Yes and then Olivia and Alex: Happily Ever After.
An eight-episode midseason replacement that debuted March 27 last year, Splitting Up Together was given another season in May 2018, with a full order handed out in November. Last year, ABC introduced three sitcoms during the regular season and canceled two, with only the steady SUT making the longer-term cut.
The show is also tying up a lot of loose ends for its characters. Maya had her baby boy and reunited with her "Country Music Face aka Sugar Beard" boyfriend. Lisa Apple and Martin have come to an understanding about co-parenting their daughter, and Lena and Martin are back together and weathering anything that comes their way.
Solving the "will they, won't they" in Season 2 doesn't leave much left for a potential Season 3 to explore. In fact, while doing press for the first season, Hudson told Collider that he didn't want them to get back together specifically because, "I want this show to continue on." 041b061a72