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Jenna Elfman cast in NBC's "Growing Up Fisher"

Melissa Hayer Modified: July 10, 2013 at 9:05 am •  Published: July 10, 2013
Jenna Elfman- Photo by Katy Winn/InvisionE/AP
Jenna Elfman- Photo by Katy Winn/InvisionE/AP

Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of NBC’s upcoming comedy “Growing Up Fisher.”

Details on her role and the series, provided by NBC, are as follows:

Elfman will play the role of Joyce Fisher, the wife of Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) – the proud family patriarch who does not let his blindness affect him as a father, husband and breadwinner.

Elfman recently appeared on NBC’s “1600 Penn” and is best known for her role on “Dharma and Greg,” for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations.

“Growing Up Fisher” (formerly known as “The Family Guide”) is from Universal Television and Aggregate Films. It is executive produced by DJ Nash, Jim Garavente and Jason Bateman, who also serves as narrator.

The series will premiere in midseason for NBC.

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