Exclusive: Jenna Elfman Officially Replaces Parker Posey in NBC's Growing Up Fisher

NUP_149595_0611.jpgIt’s official: Former 1600 Penn FLOTUS Jenna Elfman is returning to NBC next season as the female lead in Growing Up Fisher (fka The Family Guide).

TVLine has learned exclusively that the Peacock net has closed a deal with Elfman to replace the recently-exiled Parker Posey in the single-camera comedy, which is set to debut at midseason.

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The series centers on a son (Eli Baker) who idolizes his blind father (J.K. Simmons) and enjoys his mom’s (Elfman) newfound adolescence after his folks divorce and, ultimately, grow closer.

Posey dropped out of the project shortly after it was ordered to series.

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Up All Night‘s DJ Nash (who previously worked with Elfman on CBS’ Accidentally on Purpose) serves as an EP on the project alongside Jason Bateman and Jim Garavente. Friends‘ grad David Schwimmer directed the pilot.

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  1. J. Norman says:

    It doesn’t sound all that great, but I may give it a sample watch.
    J.K. Simmons can be likable and Jenna Elfman has proved that she can play “adult adolescents” in the past (D’harma)

    But overall, I don’t think it will fly.

  2. Hope Jenna Elfman aka D’harma from D’harma and Greg is going to have another failed TV series on NBC, the same network that recently pulled the plug on Elfman’s other series 1600 Penn.

  3. SJ says:

    ^Can you guys really not spell Dharma properly? Where the hell did that apostrophe come from?

    But yeah, I don’t see this lasting…

  4. knd says:

    Love JK but this sounds awful.

  5. davey says:

    I would have watched this with Parker Posey.

  6. Tim says:

    I liked her in 1600 Penn and was hoping she’d get another show, though I was wishing for a more established show rather than a new one.

  7. Danielle's frenemy. says:

    this DOA by the time it premieres. When was the last time that a mid-season comedy lasted for more that 2 seasons in NBC anyway?

  8. CJ says:

    Bleh, I don’t find her very likeable, ok, I don’t find her likeable at all.