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Sarah Jessica Parker's Return to HBO Is Official

The cable network has officially picked up the actress' new comedy series Divorce.

Sarah Jessica Parker will return to HBO in the new comedy series Divorce.
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As confirmed by Deadline, Sarah Jessica Parker will return to HBO after a decade-long hiatus from television in the new half-hour series Divorce. Parker will executive-produce and star in the single-camera comedy, which HBO has officially ordered to series.

Set in New York, the show explores the story of a very drawn-out divorce. Parker will play Frances, half of the divorcing couple, who realizes that getting a fresh start is harder than she expected. Her on-screen husband will be played by Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways). The cast will also include Molly Shannon (Promises, Promises) in the role of Frances' childless friend, Diane, and Talia Balsam (Mad Men) as Dallas, a widow and divorcée.

Divorce is written by Irish writer-actress Sharon Horgan, with a pilot episode directed by Jesse Peretz. Horgan will also executive produce through Merman Films, along with Paul Simms and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

Parker was last seen onstage in Manhattan Theatre Club's 2013 production of Amanda Peet's drama The Commons of Pensacola. She is a two-time Drama Desk nominee and has performed on Broadway in The Innocents, Annie, The Heidi Chronicles, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Once Upon a Mattress.