(NOTE TO EDITORS: COURTING ALEX is the new title for "The Jenna Elfman Show.")
JENNA ELFMAN, DABNEY COLEMAN, HUGH BONNEVILLE, JOSH RANDALL, JILLIAN BACH AND JOSH STAMBERG STAR IN "COURTING ALEX," A NEW COMEDY SERIES ABOUT AN ATTRACTIVE SINGLE, SUCCESSFUL ATTORNEY WHO HAS EVERYTHING LIFE HAS TO OFFER� EXCEPT A LIFE, PREMIERING JAN. 23 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
COURTING ALEX stars Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee Jenna Elfman ("Dharma & Greg"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Dabney Coleman ("The Guardian"), Hugh Bonneville ("Iris"), Josh Randall ("Ed"), Jillian Bach ("Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place") and Josh Stamberg ("A Lot Like Love") in a new comedy series about Alex (Elfman), an attractive, single attorney, who has everything life has to offer�except a life. It premieres Monday, Jan. 23 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Alex works alongside her father, Bill, at his law firm, and while he is very proud of her, it pains him that his daughter is not married yet. If Bill had his way, Alex would settle down with her colleague, Stephen, a star lawyer at their firm who is obviously smitten with Alex. Julian, Alex's charming British neighbor, who makes his living as an artist, and Molly, her loyal and brutally honest assistant, are the two people she chooses to lean on for advice. However no amount of advice could prepare her for the unexpected feelings she's having for Scott, an impulsive, renaissance man, who she recently met while trying to negotiate a deal involving his tavern. If Alex can put down her cell phone for long enough, her successes in love just might catch up to an already successful career.
In the premiere episode, Bill enlists Alex's help in convincing a tavern owner to sell his building in order to secure the plans of their law firm's biggest client to build a skyscraper on and around that spot. Things become complicated for the normally unstoppable and all-business Alex when Scott, the tavern's new free-spirited owner, repeatedly refuses the offer while earnestly attempting to woo the secretly smitten Alex.
Jenna Elfman won a Golden Globe Award and three Emmy Award nominations for her role as Dharma in the hit series "Dharma and Greg." Her additional television credits include a recurring role in the series "Two and a Half Men" on the Network and guest-starring roles in "Almost Perfect," "NYPD Blue," "Roseanne" and "Townies." Among Elfman's feature film credits are "Keeping the Faith," "Edtv," "Grosse Pointe Blank," "Can't Hardly Wait," "Dr. Dolittle" and the half-animated feature film "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."
Dabney Coleman won an Emmy Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the television movie "Sworn to Silence," and is a Golden Globe Award winner and Emmy Award nominee for the series "The Slap Maxwell Story." His additional television credits include lead roles in the series "The Guardian" on the Network, "Drexell's Class," "Madman of the People" and "Buffalo Bill," for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination and two Emmy Award nominations. He also starred in the television movies "Baby M," for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination, and "Murrow," for which he earned a Cable Ace Award nomination. Coleman's first job in the television arena was a starring role in the series "That Girl." Shortly after, Coleman was cast in "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman" and the series' spin-offs "Forever Fernwood" and "Fernwood 2-Night." His extensive feature film credits include "Nine to Five," "Tootsie," "War Games," "On Golden Pond," "Cloak & Dagger," "Dragnet," "You've Got Mail," "Inspector Gadget," "Stuart Little," "Moonlight Mile" and, most recently, "Domino."
Hugh Bonneville's feature film credits include "Iris," "Notting Hill" and "Mansfield Park." Among his television credits are the series "The Robinsons" and "Take a Girl Like You" as well as appearances in the television mini-series "Doctor Zhivago," "Daniel Deronda," "Tipping the Velvet" and "The Gathering Storm." Bonneville has also starred in the television movies "Madame Bovary" and "The Commander." On stage he has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre.
Josh Randall is perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Mike Burton in the television series "Ed." His additional television credits include guest-starring roles in "CSI: Miami" and "Cold Case," on the Network, and "Joey," "Lost" and "Scrubs." Randall was most recently seen in the television movie "Snow Wonder," on the Network. His feature film credits include "Lucky 13," "Last Time I Committed Suicide," "The Aviary" and "Somebody is Waiting."
Jillian Bach's television series credits include a lead role in "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place," a recurring role on "ER," and guest-starring roles on "Yes, Dear" and "Still Standing," on the Network, "Gilmore Girls" and "Felicity."
Josh Stamberg's television credits include a recurring role in "Over There" and guest-starring roles in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "CSI: Miami," on the Network, "Grey's Anatomy," "Monk," "Six Feet Under" and "Law & Order." Stamberg's feature film credits include "A Lot Like Love," "Must Love Dogs," "The Time Machine" and "Kate & Leopold."
COURTING ALEX is produced by Touchstone Television, in association with Paramount Network Television. Rob Hanning is the executive producer.
Alex Rose: Jenna Elfman
Bill Rose: Dabney Coleman
Julian: Hugh Bonneville
Scott Larson: Josh Randall
Molly: Jillian Bach
Stephen: Josh Stamberg
Jonathan: Craig Zimmerman
RATING: To Be Announced