I participated in this Q&A as part of the Disney Studios-hosted A Wrinkle In Time Event.
Early in the month, I had the change to screen the new ABC comedy Splitting Up Together and chat with stars Oliver Hudson and Lindsay Price, along with Executive Producer Dean Holland and Creator and Executive Producer Emily Kapnek.
Oliver plays Martin, a divorced dad willing to share parenting duties with his ex by spending half of his time living in their garage.
Lindsay plays Camille, a friend to the couple and confidant to Martin’s ex Lena.
With divorce typically portrayed on television in a negative light, there’s hope that they can show some of the positives that come from a family working together after the split. “I know a lot of couples that have good relationships, even if they didn’t reconcile,” says Emily. “They’re co-parenting happily, and I just don’t think you see a lot of that represented.”
The show is about more than just the dissolution of a marriage. “You don’t have to be divorced to relate to this thing because it’s about co-parenting,” says Oliver.
It’s also not handling divorce in a depressing way. “I get to go to work and it’s fun,” says Lindsay. “It’s also a topic that is relatable.”
You can catch the premiere of Splitting Up Together tonight, March 27, 2018, at 9:30/8:30C on ABC. Catch up anytime online or on the ABC app.
Based on the Danish series, “Splitting Up Together” is the story of a couple (Jenna Fischer, “The Office,” and Oliver Hudson, “Scream Queens”) whose marriage is reignited by their divorce. Emily Kapnek (“Suburgatory”) writes and serves as executive producer of this new comedy, along with Ellen DeGeneres.
The series stars Jenna Fischer as Lena, Oliver Hudson as Martin, Bobby Lee as Arthur, Diane Farr as Maya, Lindsay Price as Camille, Olivia Keville as Mae, Van Crosby as Mason and Sander Thomas as Milo.
Jeff Kleeman, Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen and Hella Joof are also executive producers of SPLITTING UP TOGETHER, which is based on the original series created by Heeno. It is produced by A Very Good Production and Piece of Pie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Dean Holland directed the pilot.