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Jenna Fischer to Star in ABC Comedy Pilot Splitting Up Together

The Office‘s Jenna Fischer is consciously coupling with ABC, signing on to star in the divorce-themed ABC comedy pilot Splitting Up Together.

From Suburgatory and Selfie creator Emily Kapnek, the potential series is based on a Danish series in which a couple’s marriage is recharged by their divorce. They still live in the same house, alternating weeks, with one living upstairs and doing the parenting while the other lives downstairs in the guest apartment.

Fischer will play the female half of the duo, the always-prepared Lena, who is struggling to navigate a new life after her divorce from ex-husband Martin.

Kapnek wrote the pilot script and will serve as an EP alongside Ellen DeGeneres.

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  1. AB says:

    Love Pam and would really like to see her on a good project. This sounds meh but I’ll give it a chance.

  2. georgee says:

    If ABC wants to do something positive, just bring Castle back for a good ending short season

    • A “final” season on a procedural means nothing. It essentially is one member of the force contemplating a new job or career move in the season premiere and then in the season finale said member slowly glances around the precinct while sad music plays.

      That’s it. The other 95% of the premiere, finale and 100% of the other episodes would be the same case of the week we’ve always gotten. Since the show struggled with that for so long what would be the point?

    • Mark says:

      Even if ABC had any interest in doing that, I doubt the cast has any interest in coming back. Accept that it went out on a low note and move on. The rest of us have.

  3. Kay says:

    I was already excited with Kapnek at the helm, but add to it the lovely Jenna Fischer?? This pilot season is shaping up to be a great one!

  4. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    Can they get John Krasinski as the husband? Maybe his new ‘Jack Ryan’ show will bomb and he’ll be available.