11:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Office' Grad Jenna Fischer to Star Opposite Matt LeBlanc in CBS Comedy
CBS is putting stars from two of the most beloved TV comedies together.
The Office alum Jenna Fischer has nabbed the female lead in CBS' Matt LeBlanc starrer, formerly known as I'm Not Your Friend, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Friends alum stars in the multicamera comedy pilot as a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife goes back to work.
Fischer will play Andi, Adam's (LeBlanc) wife, who decides she wants to go back to her job as a medical lab technician, so Adam agrees to take over the parenting chores while she's at work.
The role marks Fischer's return to half-hour comedy following her role on NBC's hourlong comedic drama You, Me and the Apocalypse. The actress is best known for starring as Pam in NBC's The Office, for which she scored a supporting actress Emmy nomination. Following her nine-season run on The Office, Fischer starred in the off-Broadway production of Reasons to Be Happy. She is repped by WME, Odenkirk Provissiero and Sloane Offer.
Jeff & Jackie Filgo (That '70s Show) will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios comedy alongside LeBlanc and Michael Rotenberg. James Burrows, who directed the Friends pilot, will serve in the same capacity on the CBS entry.
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