NBCU Press Day: Comedy Stars Not Fans Of Multi-Cam, Question ‘Shameless’ Decision To Compete For Emmy As Comedy

Mindy KalingIt is the golden age of comedy now, Mindy Kaling told reporters at NBCU Press Day, because whereas once you used to have to wait 2 1/2 years for Larry David to get around to writing another season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “now there’s always something happening” in comedy on the TV landscape. She was joined by stars of other Universal TV comedies airing on NBC and elsewhere.

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andy-sandbergJenna Elfman is a big fan of single cam comedies, like her new Growing Up Fisher, because “with the Internet … audiences are more savvy, and with a single camera you can home in on nuance more than with multi-cam and capture the smarter side of the story.”

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg chimed in: “I was on SNL, which was live, but everything I did was pre-taped, so I was already headed in that direction. Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott said there a “weird thing” about doing comedy on a multi-cam. “If you don’t say a joke with a particular inflection, the laughs just don’t occur. I did very badly in that format.” But he acknowledged, “Shows like Cheers were able to make it work.” Read More »

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Jenna Elfman Joins NBC’s ‘Growing Up Fisher’

By | Tuesday July 9, 2013 @ 1:28pm PDT

1600 Penn’s short run on NBC may be over but Jenna Elfman is staying with the network. The Dharma & Greg alumna has officially been added to the cast of Growing Up Fisher with J.K. Simmons. … Read More »

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Laura Benanti And Jenna Elfman To Star In NBC Comedy Pilots

By | Wednesday March 14, 2012 @ 8:30am PDT
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Laura Benanti Go On NBCLaura Benanti (The Playboy Club) has landed the female lead opposite Matthew Perry in NBCs comedy pilot Go On. The single-camera project, written by Scott Silveri and directed by Todd Holland, centers on Ryan … Read More »

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WME Signs Jenna Elfman, APA Signs Dean Cain

By | Thursday February 2, 2012 @ 4:00am PST
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Former Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman has signed with WME. She was at CAA. Elfman was last seen in the comedy feature Friends with Benefits. She has a major recurring role on the upcoming final season of DirecTV’s DamagesRead More »

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Jenna Elfman Joins DirecTV’s ‘Damages’

By | Monday October 24, 2011 @ 11:45am PDT
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Comedy actress Jenna Elfman is taking a dramatic turn with a major recurring role on the upcoming fifth and final season of DirecTV’s Damages, starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne. The former Dharma & Greg star is joining another major … Read More »

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Frances Conroy To Co-Star In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Bad Mom’

By | Tuesday March 15, 2011 @ 9:17am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Six Feet Under alumna Frances Conroy is set to co-star opposite Jenna Elfman in ABC’s comedy pilot Bad Mom. The project, from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment, centers on Julia (Elfman), a mom whose two kids had … Read More »

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Ashley Judd & Jenna Elfman Now Set For Starring Roles In ABC Projects

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Ashley Judd and Jenna Elfman who had been in negotiations to topline ABC’s action drama series Missing and comedy pilot Bad Mom, respectively, have now closed their deals … Read More »

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Jenna Elfman Closing In On Starring Role In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Bad Mom’

By | Wednesday February 23, 2011 @ 7:16am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jenna Elfman is in negotiations for the lead in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Bad Mom. The project, from ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment, centers on Julia (Elfman), a single mom whose two kids had been raised largely by her mom. … Read More »

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