Pilot News: Jenna Elfman to Lead Fox Comedy from Friends' Dana Klein

Jenna Elfman Dana Klein Pilot

TV’s erstwhile Dharma is taking center stage once more.

Jenna Elfman has been tapped to star in Fox’s untitled comedy pilot produced by Dana Klein (FriendsFriends With Better Lives), our sister site Deadline reports.

The actress will play Ellen, a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law.

Klein, who will executive-produce alongside Aaron Kaplan (Mysteries of Laura), also will write the pilot.

After spending five years as one-half of ABC’s Dharma & Greg, Elfman’s recent TV credits include the short-lived comedies 1600 Penn and Growing Up Fisher (opposite Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons).