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Splitting Up Together is an ABC Dom Com developed by Emily Kapnek and starring Jenna Fischer and Oliver Hudson. It was adapted from the Danish comedy Bedre skilt end aldrig.

A recently divorced couple, Martin and Lena, live “together” on the same property with their three children, Mason, Mae, and Milo. Each week, one parent resides in the main house with the kids and associated responsibilities, while the other lives as a “single” person in the detached garage.

It premiered mid-season on March 27, 2018 with an eight episode run and was renewed for a second season on May 11, 2018. The second season began on October 16, 2018. On May 10, 2019, ABC announced that the show had been cancelled.


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This series provides examples of:

  • Alliterative Family: Martin and the three kids, Mason, Mae, and Milo.
  • Casting Gag: When Lena meets Jeannie Johnson in S2E3, Lena asks to her "Do I know you?". Both actresses, Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey were working together in The Office (US) for many years, as Pam and Angela.
  • Full-Name Basis: Lisa Apple, Martin’s (ex)girlfriend.
  • I Have This Friend: A waiter suggests this to Maya, who is afraid of how her new boyfriend will react when she reveals that she's pregnant.


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