Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy® and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Sex and the City”), who also serves as an executive producer, Divorce returns for its six-episode third season same time as the U.S. on Tuesday, 2 July at 10am, exclusively on HBO GO and HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm on HBO. New episodes premiere every Monday at the same time. In the new season, Frances (Parker) and her ex-husband, Robert (Thomas Haden Church), encounter several bombshell surprises that spin their post-divorce lives in completely unexpected directions.
DIVORCE also features Molly Shannon (Emmy®-nominee for HBO’s “Enlightened”) as Diane, Frances’ close friend, who is having to adjust to a humiliating new life since her husband, Nick, was arrested for embezzlement, and must now decide how independent she actually wants to be. Talia Balsam plays Dallas, Frances’ other close friend and confidante, who is grappling with her own full-blown mid-life crisis: “What’s next? Is this all there is?”
Becki Newton plays Jackie Giannopolis, Robert’s fiancée, whose life is no bed of roses as she deals with being sidelined and with her new blended family. Sterling Jerins plays Lila, Frances and Robert’s teenage daughter, who is enjoying her basketball team’s newfound success, and Charlie Kilgore plays Tom, their 17-year-old son, who is wrestling with his plans for the future, creating new conflicts between Frances and Robert.
Also appearing this season are Dominic Fumusa as Jeremy, Robert’s new overzealous coaching partner; James Lesure, as Henry, Frances’ even-keeled new love interest, who comes with a lot more baggage than expected; Timothy Britten Parker as Leo, Frances’ new eccentric boss; and Patricia Dunnock as Leo’s timid sister, Bev.
Returning are Amy Sedaris as Robert’s off-kilter sister, Cathy, who in just one quick visit manages to throw everything into chaos, and Tracy Letts as Diane’s imprisoned husband, Nick, who is using his time in prison for absolutely zero self-reflection or improvement.
Season 3, episode 1: “Charred”
Debut date: Tuesday, 2 July at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
Having both moved on, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) discover that their new lives are much more complicated than anticipated. Diane (Molly Shannon) has her first face-to-face with Nick (Tracy Letts). Dallas (Talia Balsam) continues her quest to connect with her resentful son, Cole (Isaac Josephthal). Written by Liz Tuccillo; directed by Ryan Case.
Season 3, episode 2: “Miami”
Debut date: Tuesday, 9 July at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
Tensions escalate as Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Jackie’s (Becki Newton) wedding approaches. Robert admits to pre-wedding jitters and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) plans a quick weekend getaway with Henry (James Lesure). After a therapy session gone awry, Dallas (Talia Balsam) considers what’s next for her. Diane’s (Molly Shannon) future looks bright as she snags a big-spender at her new job. Written by Mark Steilen; directed by Shira Piven.
Season 3, episode 3: “Gaps & Bunches”
Debut date: Tuesday, 16 July at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
Tom’s (Charlie Kilgore) anti-college college essay causes Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) to come to blows regarding their co-parenting styles. Robert’s sister, Cathy (Amy Sedaris), shows up unannounced, wreaking havoc. Diane (Molly Shannon) bonds with a young woman at the store. Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Ryan Case.
Season 3, episode 4: “Bad Manners”
Debut date: Tuesday, 23 July at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
When Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Henry (James Lesure) share a meal with Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Jackie (Becki Newton), things go from bad to worse and both relationships are strained. Frances has a big day at work. Dallas (Talia Balsam) must deal with yet another troublesome client. Diane (Molly Shannon) catches the attention of an older man. Teleplay by Lisa Albert & Liz Tuccillo; story by Lisa Albert; directed by So Yong Kim.
Season 3, episode 5: “Away Games”
Debut date: Tuesday, 30 July at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
Robert (Thomas Haden Church) and Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) are thrown together for a weekend as they chaperone Lila’s (Sterling Jerins) away game. Robert has his hands full trying to keep rowdy teens in line, while also clocking Frances’ new flirtation. Diane (Molly Shannon) considers a proposition from Gordon (Harris Yulin). Dallas (Talia Balsam) discovers that she and her fellow therapists share a problem. Written by Adam Resnick; directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.
Season 3, episode 6: “Knock Knock” (season finale)
Debut date: Tuesday, 6 August at 10am on HBO GO and HBO
As both their relationships reach a moment of truth, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) face the reality of post-divorce life. Frances urges her new colleagues to break out of their comfort zones. With her career in jeopardy, Dallas (Talia Balsam) discovers what she really wants. Diane (Molly Shannon) reconsiders her relationship with Gordon (Harris Yulin). Written by Liz Tuccillo & Mark Steilen; directed by Ryan Case.
DIVORCE was created by Sharon Horgan; executive produced by Liz Tuccillo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, and Aaron Kaplan. Thomas Haden Church serves as producer. Liz Tuccillo serves as showrunner for season three.