Splitting Up Together

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Splitting Up Together
Splitting Up Together Logo.png
Genre Comedy
Based on Bedre skilt end aldrig
by Mette Heeno
Developed by Emily Kapnek
Directed by Dean Holland
Opening theme "Everything's Okay" by Lenka
Composer(s) Jared Faber
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 4 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Emily Kapnek
  • Mette Heeno
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jeff Kleeman
  • Mie Andreasen
  • Hella Joof
  • Dean Holland
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network ABC
Original release March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27) – present

Splitting Up Together is an American single-camera sitcom series that premiered on ABC on March 27, 2018, as an entry in the 2017–2018 television season. The series, based on the Danish sitcom Bedre skilt end aldrig created by Mette Heeno, Mie Andreasen, and Hella Joof,[1][2] was adapted for American viewers by Emily Kapnek and Heeno as co-creators. They also served as co-executive producers alongside Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Andreasen, and Joof, for A Very Good Production, Piece of Pie, and Warner Bros. Television. The series was greenlit on May 11, 2017.[3]


The series chronicles what happens when a couple's marriage is suddenly reignited by their divorce. The couple has three kids who live in the house with one parent on alternating weeks while the other parent lives as a single person who stays in the garage apartment in back of the house. The garage-dwelling, "single" partner is free to date while having no responsibilities in the house or for the children. The "parent" partner is free to preside over the house and family as he or she deems best. Each week the parents learn a little bit more about what it is they are lacking in the parenting and "romantic" parts of their lives and in doing so become better parents (during their parenting week) and better romantic partners (during their single week). Often the insight they gain allows them to see why their spouse felt unhappy in the marriage thus helping them to improve as a person. This increasingly improved person they become also becomes slightly more alluring to their ex-spouse making their complete separation seem less likely.





No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
U.S. viewers
1 "Pilot" Dean Holland Emily Kapnek March 27, 2018 (2018-03-27) T11.10115 6.96[10]
2 "Devil May Care" Dean Holland Emily Kapnek April 3, 2018 (2018-04-03) T12.15852 4.83[11]
3 "Street Meat" Dean Holland Brian Rubenstein April 10, 2018 (2018-04-10) T12.15853 4.13[12]
4 "Soups Jealous" Helen Hunt Brian Gallivan April 17, 2018 (2018-04-17) T12.15854 3.62[13]
5 "Nevertheless... She Went Clubbing"[14] Dean Holland Neel Shah May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01) TBA TBD
6 "Letting Ghost"[15] Jay Karas Emma Barrie May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08) TBA TBD
7 "Split Decision"[14] TBA TBA May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15) TBA TBD
8 "Heat Wave"[14] TBA TBA May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22) TBA TBD


Critical response[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 40% based on 22 reviews, with an average rating of 5.83/10.[16] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 54 out of 100 based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[17]


No. Title Air date Rating/share
DVR viewers
Total viewers
1 "Pilot" March 27, 2018 2.1/8 6.96[10] 0.8 N/A 2.9[18] N/A
2 "Devil May Care" April 3, 2018 1.4/5 4.83[11] 0.9 2.27 2.3 7.09[19]
3 "Street Meat" April 10, 2018 1.2/4 4.13[12] TBD TBD TBD TBD
4 "Soups Jealous" April 17, 2018 1.0/4 3.62[13] TBD TBD TBD TBD


  1. ^ "Splitting Up Together (Bedre skilt end aldrig): World Premiere of Danish Dramedy at Berlinale" from The Euro TV Place
  2. ^ Andreev, Nellie (January 8, 2017). "ABC Slates Midseason Premiere Dates For 'Grey's Anatomy' Spinoff, 'For the People' & More, Sets 'American Idol' Air Pattern". Deadline.com. Retrieved January 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "ABC Picks Up 'Deception,' 'Splitting Up Together' to Series" from The Hollywood Reporter (May 11, 2017)
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 28, 2017). "Jenna Fischer To Star In 'Splitting Up Together' ABC Comedy Pilot From Emily Kapnek". Deadline. Retrieved February 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2017). "Oliver Hudson To Star In 'Splitting Up Together' ABC Comedy Pilot From Emily Kapnek". Deadline. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Andreeva, Nellie (May 12, 2017). "Berlanti TV's 'Deception' & Emily Kapnek's 'Splitting Up Together' Get Series Orders At ABC". Deadline. Retrieved May 12, 2017. 
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (March 6, 2017). "Diane Farr Joins 'Splitting Up Together' ABC Comedy Pilot From Emily Kapnek". Deadline. Retrieved March 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ Ollison, Rashod (February 9, 2018). "Hampton actor Trent Garrett stays busy with acting career". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved April 19, 2018. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (November 16, 2017). "'Splitting Up Together': Geoff Pierson Set To Recur In ABC Comedy". Deadline. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Porter, Rick (March 28, 2018). "'Roseanne,' 'The Voice' & 'The Mick' adjust up, 'Bull' and 'Splitting Up Together' down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 4, 2018). "'Rise' adjusts down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 4, 2018. 
  12. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 11, 2018). "'Roseanne,' 'The Middle,' 'Lethal Weapon' adjust up, 'Black-ish' down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 11, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b Porter, Rick (April 18, 2018). "'NCIS,' 'Alex, Inc.,' 'Lethal Weapon,' 'The Flash' adjust up, 'For the People' down: Tuesday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 18, 2018. 
  14. ^ a b c "Shows A-Z - splitting up together on abc". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 
  15. ^ "(#106) "Letting Ghost"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Splitting Up Together: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Splitting Up Together Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 28, 2018. 
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (April 11, 2018). "'Roseanne' premiere sets a record in week 27 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 11, 2018. 
  19. ^ Porter, Rick (April 19, 2018). "'Will & Grace' finale, 11 other shows double in week 28 broadcast Live +7 ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 19, 2018. 

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