Jenna Fischer Mysteries of Laura

The Office's Jenna Fischer Lands Temp Job on Mysteries of Laura

The Office‘s Jenna Fischer is getting back in business with NBC, snagging a recurring role on The Mysteries of Laura, TVLine has confirmed.

According to Deadline, which first broke the news, Fischer will play Jennifer Lambert, an attorney, single mother and love interest for Laura’s ex, Jake (Josh Lucas).

Fischer will next be seen in NBC’s comedic limited-series You, Me And The Apocalypse, which bows Thursday, Jan. 28.

Mysteries of Laura resumes its second season on Wednesday at 8/7c. Fischer’s first episode will air later this winter.

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5 Comments
  1. Carol C says:

    Really looking forward to Laura being back tomorrow!

  2. Sandi says:

    At last a love interest for Jake. Should be good. Cant wait!!!

  3. misery chick says:

    Great to see Jenna back on tv, I’ve missed her!

    • Nero tTVfiddler says:

      Agree – when the Office went off NBC Primetime a couple of years ago, I just assumed Jenna would be back on TV shortly – but it seems like quite a while now. Glad to see her coming back now in a big way w/NBC – Laura, and the upcoming Apocalypse.

      Welcome Back Jenna!

  4. Guest says:

    Yuck! Jenna Fischer can barely act her way out of a paper bag. Now, we’re supposed to believe that she’s a sexy and savvy attorney that can turn Jake’s head. It’s hard enough to suspend reality where her plain Jane looks are concerned, but casting her as an intelligent litigator when she acts like a bimbo in every single role, is a huge stretch. I sincerely hope the writers have set-up an extremely short romance and that she will soon be moving on. Considering her first and last ‘big’ role was on The Office and it ended 3 years ago, I don’t see her adding anything to ratings.