As previously reported, Abby McCarthy and her pals will return to Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce for three more seasons, and now we're learning a little more about how the series will end. Season 5 will be its last, as a part of a programming strategy around the final 19 episodes. As originally reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Season 3 will have seven episodes, and Seasons 4 and 5 will have six episodes each. "In today's world, it's all about flexibility, partnership and creating the best experience and the most valuable asset for everyone involved," chief content officer of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president of UCP Jeff Wachtel said. "Doing this three-season pickup allows for Bravo to plan in the future. … There are three separate times over the next couple of years where they'll be able to drive ratings and that branding story."
Those last seasons will film all at once in Vancouver before airing as three individual seasons on Bravo. "It's a creative way to get to the end of the series, but also to maximize everybody's time up in Vancouver [where Girlfriends' Guide is shot] because it's such a bear to stop production, have everybody come back, send everybody back again. It was really smart of them," creator Marti Noxon said. As for how things will end for Abby and friends, well, Marti has definitely given that plenty of thought. "From the beginning, I've had an idea of how I've wanted the series to end," she told THR. "So at least I had that picture in my head."
Frances Berwick, president of lifestyle networks at NBCU Cable Entertainment, added, "We want to enable Marti to tell the story she always imagined for Abby McCarthy and her friends without the constraints of season-to-season orders, fully realized through to completion."
When The Daily Dish spoke to the show's star, Lisa Edelstein, back in May, she revealed the one person she'd love to see make a cameo at some point. "I would love to see Taye Diggs come this year just because we talked about him so much last year. He has to show up. He needs to come," she said, referring to the man who was revealed to be the actual father to Becca's baby last season. "He knows about it. He approved. He's good friends with [my GG2D ex-husband] Paul Adelstein. So [last season] Paul checked with Taye and Taye thought it was hilarious. It was really funny."
Check out that moment again, below.