‘Divorce’ Episode Guide (Feb. 11): Frances Finds Out About Robert’s New Relationship

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‘Divorce’ Episode Guide (Feb. 11): Frances Finds Out About Robert’s New Relationship

“Breaking the Ice” (02/11/18) – Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) learns that Robert (Thomas Haden Church) has a new woman in his life, and enlists Diane (Molly Shannon) and Dallas (Talia Balsam) to get intel on her before Lila’s (Sterling Jerins) 13th birthday party.

“Breaking the Ice” was written by Stuart Zicherman and directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller.

In the aftermath of their explosive separation, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) are learning to rebuild their lives independently, even as they stay entangled through their kids and mutual friends. Focusing on careers, new relationships and finding ways to be happy again, they learn that pursuing the next chapter will be more complicated than they imagined.

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Emmy(R) and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s “Sex and the City”), who also serves as an executive producer, “Divorce” returns for its eight-episode second season SUNDAY, JAN. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Thomas Haden Church (Emmy(R) winner and Golden Globe nominee for “Broken Trail,” Oscar(R) nominee for “Sideways”) also stars in addition to serving as a producer on the series.

“Divorce” also features Molly Shannon (Emmy(R) nominee for HBO’s “Enlightened” and “Saturday Night Live”) as Diane, Frances’ over-eager friend, whose investment in Frances’ new gallery tests their friendship, even as Diane adjusts to a new normal at home with her husband, Nick (Tracy Letts). Talia Balsam (“Mad Men”) plays Dallas, Frances’ close friend, a divorced psychologist who is determined to extricate herself from a secret affair with Tony (Dean Winters), Robert’s divorce attorney. Sterling Jerins (“World War Z”) plays Lila, Frances and Robert’s complicated teenage daughter, and Charlie Kilgore (“Moonrise Kingdom”) is Tom, their 16-year-old son.

Also appearing this season are Becki Newton (“How I Met Your Mother”) as Jackie Giannopolis, Robert’s new sparkplug of a girlfriend, Steven Pasquale (“The Good Wife”) as Andrew Wallace, Diane’s friend, who will get involved with Frances, and Amy Sedaris (“Strangers with Candy”) as Robert’s off-kilter sister, Cathy.

“Divorce” was created by Sharon Horgan, with Jenny Bicks serving as showrunner; executive produced by Jenny Bicks, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson, Sharon Horgan and Aaron Kaplan.

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