Actress Jenna Elfman talks “Growing Up Fisher”

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Tuesday, February 25th NBC is debuting a new heartfelt comedy called “Growing Up Fisher,” about divorce, blindness and one unique family’s quest to not let either get in their way. We spoke with one of the stars of the show, Jenna Elfman, to find out more about the show!

“Growing Up Fisher”
Series Premiere: Tuesday, February 25TH at 9:30PM

It’s not every family that’s brought closer together by divorce, but then again, the Fishers are anything but typical. Take Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons, “The Closer,” “Law & Order”), for example. He’s chopping down trees, showing his daughter how to drive, and playing football with his son… except that Mel’s blind. Then there’s Joyce (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg,” “1600 Penn”), who is your typical teenager – really into fashion, busy with school – but the problem is she’s Mom. That makes it difficult for her actual teenage daughter, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley, “Southland”), whose advice (and clothes) Joyce is always seeking. At the center of all this is Henry (Eli Baker), the Fishers’ 11-year-old son. Having always been his dad’s eyes and wingman, Henry is less than thrilled when his job is outsourced to Mel’s new guide dog, Elvis. While the boy is at first reluctant to accept the changes that Elvis brings, adult Henry (voiceover by Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development,” “Identity Thief”) realizes upon reflection that his parents’ split finally allowed the Fishers to become one happy (divorced) family.

Inspired by his own life, DJ Nash (“Up All Night,” “Bent”) serves as executive producer along with Bateman, Jim Garavente (“Identity Thief”) and Tucker Cawley (“Up All Night,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”). “Growing Up Fisher” is a production of Universal Television and Aggregate Films.

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