07/01/2013 11:57 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2013

Jenna Elfman Joins 'Growing Up Fisher,' Replacing Parker Posey


Jenna Elfman has joined "Growing Up Fisher."

According to TVLine, Elfman will co-star as Joyce Fisher opposite J.K. Simmons in the new NBC comedy previously titled "The Family Guide." Parker Posey played the role in the pilot, but exited the series following the completion of the pilot.

UPDATE: NBC has officially announced Elfman's involvement in the series.

The midseason comedy follows Mel Fisher (Simmons), a blind lawyer whose divorce from Joyce (Elfman) winds up bringing the family together. Ava Deluca-Verley plays Katie, Mel and Joyce's teen daughter and Eli Baker stars as Henry, their 11-year-old son. Henry's life is turned upside down when his parents divorce and his father gets a guide dog.

"Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman provides the voice-over for "Growing Up Fisher." "Friends" star David Schwimmer directed the pilot.

Elfman is best known for her series "Dharma and Greg" and recently co-starred in NBC's "1600 Penn."

"Growing Up Fisher" is scheduled to debut on NBC midseason. See what HuffPost TV's staff had to say about the series here.

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