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

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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.

Comments (11)

  • 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.

    Comment by J. Norman – July 1, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jack Bauer 2.0 – July 1, 2013 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s a very kind thing to say.

      Comment by Zach – July 1, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s kind of a sh*tty thing to wish on a person – any person – I don’t care who it is. May the universe return your sentiments in kind. Douche.

      Comment by kajar – July 1, 2013 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ^Can you guys really not spell Dharma properly? Where the hell did that apostrophe come from?

    But yeah, I don’t see this lasting…

    Comment by SJ – July 1, 2013 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love JK but this sounds awful.

    Comment by knd – July 1, 2013 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would have watched this with Parker Posey.

    Comment by davey – July 1, 2013 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Tim – July 1, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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?

    Comment by Danielle's frenemy. – July 1, 2013 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parks and Recreation. Their best show.

      Comment by Zach – July 2, 2013 03:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bleh, I don’t find her very likeable, ok, I don’t find her likeable at all.

    Comment by CJ – July 1, 2013 09:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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