Bravo in April announced that its first original scripted series Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce was getting a three-season pickup through Season 5. But now the network confirmed that will be it for the Marti Noxon-created series – Season 5 will be its last. The new installments also will be abbreviated, with a total of 19 episodes spanning over 3 seasons vs. 13 episodes each for Seasons 1 and 2.
“This 19 episode order across 3 seasons enables Marti to tell the story she envisioned for the characters she created without the constraints of season to season orders, fully realized through to completion,” said Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCU Cable Entertainment. “This also keeps the series relevant and top of mind for viewers with less waiting time between seasons.”
The series, produced by Universal Cable Prods., will film the 19 episodes nearly continuously, with short hiatuses in between.
Girlfriends’ Guide got a lot of buzz with its launch, supported by a provocative marketing campaign, that put Bravo on the original scripted programming map. It has been a solid ratings performer — the recent Season 2 finale drawing a season-high 1.2 million viewers in Live+3.
From creator and exec producer Marti Noxon, Girlfriends’ Guide follows the life of self-help writer Abby McCarthy (Edelstein) as she navigates being single in her 40s with the help of her girlfriends Phoebe (Beau Garrett), Delia (Necar Zadegan) and Jo (Alanna Ubach).