Splitting Up Together: Season 1 (2018)

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Splitting Up Together

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Splitting Up Together tries to make light of divorce, but its commitment to genre tropes keeps it from being very fun or funny, despite the always charming Jenna Fischer's best efforts.

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Critic Ratings: 21

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User Ratings: 145

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Air date: Mar 27, 2018

In the premiere, after breaking the news to their friends and family about their divorce, Lena has to deal with her son Mason's growing pains. Meanwhile, Martin, still feeling guilty about refusing to dance with Lena at their wedding, secretly tries to atone for his oversight and surprise his ex-wife with new moves.

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Air date: Apr 3, 2018

With this being Martin's week in the house to take care of the kids, he discovers that daughter Mae finds his parenting skills to be lacking and a bit sexist. Meanwhile, Lena's time in the garage gives her time to contemplate going out with a handsome doctor and perhaps taking the relationship to the next level

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Air date: Apr 10, 2018

While Lena gets ready to go out on a first date with a handsome man whose sexual chemistry is undeniable, Martin finishes his dance lessons with Charlotte and attempts to try to fix things with Lena on what would have been their 16th wedding anniversary. Meanwhile, Mason is being teased by his friends for not being as sexually active as they claim to be; and to prove that she would be a good mom, Maya attempts to watch over Lena and Martin's kids, with questionable results.

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Air date: Apr 17, 2018

Lena goes out on another date with Wes, whom she's smitten with; but unbeknownst to her, Martin is doing his best to take care of a sick Milo. Meanwhile, Maya makes a decision on whether or not to become a single mother.

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Air date: May 1, 2018

Unbeknownst to Lena and to her dismay, Martin starts to date a familiar face and surprisingly begins to see the world of relationships through brand-new eyes. Meanwhile, Lena tries to show she's a good role model to her kids by proving a point and faking a night out on the town.

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Air date: May 8, 2018

Martin and Lena are thrilled when they hear that Mae has won the lead in the school musical but are surprised to learn that she has been confiding in the school psychiatrist about her feelings toward how not divorced they are acting. Meanwhile, Martin has reservations about how fast his relationship with his girlfriend is going and asks Mason for girl advice.

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Air date: May 15, 2018

Despite Lena and Martin getting along as co-parents, they must determine the best way to orchestrate Milo's upcoming birthday festivities based on their new system of boundaries. Meanwhile, Oliver is pleasantly surprised when Jenna shares a birthday invite with an unforeseen guest. Elsewhere, Maya takes matters into her own hands and reveals a surprise guest of her own

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Air date: May 22, 2018

In the Season 1 finale, Lena and Martin choose to share the house for the summer while the children are away at camp despite Lena's reservations, but soon realize it might not be the worst idea. They collectively agree to throw their annual backyard pina colada party where they will celebrate their independence from their children. Elsewhere, a friendly face returns back home and Martin can't help but see it as a sign.

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Tv Season Info

Lena (Jenna Fischer) and Martin (Oliver Hudson) are a couple going through a divorce. Their financial situation, however, prevents them from completely splitting their household. So, they come up with a supposedly amicable solution -- for one week, one takes on the parent role, while the other lives a responsibility-free life as a single. At the end of the week, they switch roles. With this arrangement, though, they learn to become better parents and better partners, and they reignite their attraction for each other. But they realize the complicated status of their relationship confuses their kids, their friends, and their new significant others.

Cast & Crew

Bobby Lee
Arthur
Fred Armisen
Dr. Rydacto
Joe Matthews
McManus
T.J. Alvarado
Alejandro
Emily Kapnek
Executive Producer
Mie Andreasen
Executive Producer
Jeff Kleeman
Executive Producer
Ellen DeGeneres
Executive Producer
Hella Joof
Executive Producer
Mette Heeno
Executive Producer
Emma Barrie
Writer
Jay Karas
Director
Ally Israelson
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Critic Reviews for Splitting Up Together Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (10)

ABC has far more family-driven sitcoms than any of its rivals. Splitting Up Together shows that the network is still finding new ways to make them work just fine.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Oh, the romantic comedy series. Such a vexing format. When did this work? Does it ever?

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

...the attractive leads... argue with irritating regularity. They fell out of love, and the sitcom feels like a long, forced push to get them back together.

Mar 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Best of all is [Jenna] Fischer, who was the normal soul of The Office and has a satisfying way of commanding attention without asking for it, of seeming not to act, which is of course ... acting.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a fantasy version of divorce. I tried, but I just can't commit to it.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

As Fischer ably proves, she's been long overdue her own spotlight, so she's gonna make the most of what she gets.

Mar 28, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This is what happens when you try to adapt something remotely edgy for a network (ABC in the US) and timeslot that requires not only bleeping out the F-word put pixelating the swearee's mouth when they say it.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Of course, each show needs to find its niche, but there are some shows that will make you want more and Splitting Up Together isn't one of these shows yet as it still hasn't found its footing.

Apr 2, 2018 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Consider it conscious uncoupling for the somewhat financially strapped set.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Splitting Up Together allows itself to grow beyond the limited confines of the genre: It's not just about a couple, but two people trying to find themselves and at the same time raising their family in an unconventional way.

Mar 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Lena and Martin aren't as much fun as the series would like them to be, and their kids don't have much in the way of personalities to warrant any real interest in them early on.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

An unexpectedly mature delight.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Splitting Up Together: Season 1

  • Aug 03, 2020
    The only positive thing I can say is that I absolutely want to live in their Craftsman house. Has anyone else who's watched this show wondered what it would take to get such a house? Because for whatever problems Lena and Martin have, they seem to spend virtually no time working.
  • May 12, 2019
    Cute show! Hopefully ABC doesn't cancel it so flippantly and they give it a chance to gain its footing.
  • Apr 21, 2019
    This is an experience. I really love the show and the though in it.
  • Jan 12, 2019
    Quirky fun. I actually don't think it would be quite as good without Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fisher.
  • Sep 29, 2018
    I love this show so far and can't wait for the next season. I love the story of making light of people divorcing. The writing and story's bare hilarious. The cast are hilarious and stupendous especially Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer.
  • Aug 01, 2018
    I fell in love in that show before i watch first episode :) I Love Jenna Fischer, I love that humor :)
  • May 29, 2018
    Love it. It shows both sides and is an invigorating breath of fresh air
  • May 29, 2018
    Love the cast. It's quirky and cute. Not your typical sitcom and not one of those completely weird shows that make you question why you're watching it.
  • May 24, 2018
    My new favorite show.
  • May 22, 2018
    This show is a lot funnier then the other so called comedies, and the main characters are likable.

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