SPLITTING UP TOGETHER is a family comedy with a twist — because the couple is in the midst of getting divorced. Lena and Martin have made the decision to divorce after more than a decade of marriage. They believe that they’re nothing more than camp counselors for their three children 13 year-old Mae, 11 year-old Mason, and 7 year-old Milo, and the romance has died.
But Lena’s sister Maya, her parents Henry and Alma, and best friends Arthur and Camille are surprised by the news and they’re especially confused when they learn that Lena and Martin will still be living together. After all, what will happen when they start to date other people?
But Lena and Martin have “consciously uncoupled”, so to speak. They plan to live in separate parts of the house and split up the parenting duties. Whenever one of the parents is having an “off-duty week”, he or she is allowed to live in the garage and do whatever they wish.
The kids seem to go with the flow at first, but Lena — the control freak — is waiting for her ex to be overwhelmed by the duties of running the household and is shocked when he can handle it. Later, Martin is surprised and touched when Lena comes to him for help. Maybe this divorce is the best thing that ever happened to their marriage.
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER stars Oliver Hudson, Jenna Fischer, Olivia Keville, Van Crosby, Sander Combs, Diane Farr, Bobby Lee and Lindsay Price. Emily Kapnek (SUBURGATORY, SELFIE), Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman will serve as executive producers.
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER will air midseason on ABC (see ABC’s full fall 2017 schedule).