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).

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  1. Tin Myo Aye says:

    We are alive with comedies

  2. herman1959 says:

    She should be good in this; I liked her as the mom in Growing Up Fisher

  3. Christine says:

    I’ll check this out. I like Jenna Elman and I really enjoyed Friends With Better Lives.

  4. Stephanie Mintz says:

    This is SO exciting!!! Love the storyline so easy to relate and so much comedy there! Wow!! Jenna is a true Goddess coming to Earth.

  5. Eric says:

    I like Jenna Elfman. Let’s hope this show can do what Growing Up Fisher, 1600 Penn, Accidentally on Purpose and Courting Alex couldn’t!

  6. Ray says:

    Single cam or multi cam?

  7. Ram510 says:

    I really like Jenna but this will be canceled. Everything she’s in nowadays gets canceled

  8. justsomeguy says:

    Every show she’s in is bad. I’m sure this one will be equally bad.

  9. Netty says:

    Won’t even bother watching coz it will be cancelled

  10. Going Clear says:

    I hope this pilot will either never take off or crash badly soon after. Jenna Elfman is a prominent and loud Scientologist, and that money grabbing pyramid of a ‘religion’ with the medieval practices of mind control hurt and keep hurting people close to me. Sorry, Jenna, while you are free to believe what you want, I am free to hold you responsible.

    • DoctorWhoFanatic says:

      Every religion on the planet is money-grubbing and has medieval practices of mind control… They’re all built to keep people following and giving and converting others.

    • jeanie says:

      Why would you put a woman who trivializes The Holocaust on tv ?

  11. Allee says:

    I like Jenna Elfman, so I hope it’s a better show than Friends With Better Lives which should have been titled “Gratuitous Sex Jokes Because We Can’t Think of Anything Better” and made me spend the 1/2 hour feeling sorry for James Van der Beek. Give Jenna a decent script!

  12. Marissa says:

    I keep waiting for the day when someone casts her and Lauren Graham as sisters. I think they’d have great chemistry together and even look like they could be related.

  13. Jared says:

    No disrespect, just an observation, but is anything she does ever successful?!

  14. YES! I will practically watch anything with Jenna in it !