It’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.
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