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"GROWING UP FISHER"
"SECRET LIVES OF FISHERS"
05/06/2014 (09:31PM - 10:00PM) (Tuesday) : THE FISHERS LEARN A LESSON IN KEEPING SECRETS FROM ONE ANOTHER-Stress gets the better of Mel (J.K. Simmons), causing him back problems. Not wanting the family to worry about him, Mel discovers that sneaking into Joyce's (Jenna Elfman) when no one's home to take bubble baths is just the remedy to unwind and cure his aches. Meanwhile, when Joyce gets straight A's in her grad school classes, she sees her future as a therapist set in stone and panics. However, she can't work up the nerve to tell her family she wants to pursue a different career path. Also, despite being told she can't get a part-time job, Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) secretly starts working at the yogurt shop managed by her boyfriend, only to learn that work and love don't swirl. And Henry (Eli Baker), with Runyen (Lance Lim) as his trainer, secretly prepares to fight a bully. Voice-over by Jason Bateman. Logan Miller, Peter Mackenzie, Karan Soni, Joel Polis, Cade Canon Ball, Karl T. Wright and Christina Pickles guest star.
SEASON(S): 1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/9/14
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, July 2013) Jenna Elfman has been cast in the upcoming NBC comedy "Growing Up Fisher." Elfman will play the role of Joyce Fisher, the wife of Mel Fisher (J.K. Simmons) - the proud family patriarch who does not let his blindness affect him as a father, husband and breadwinner. Elfman recently appeared on NBC's "1600 Penn" and is best known for her role on "Dharma and Greg," for which she garnered a Golden Globe Award, three Emmy Award nominations. "Growing Up Fisher" (formerly known as "The Family Guide") is from Universal Television and Aggregate Films. It is executive produced by DJ Nash, Jim Garavente and Jason Bateman, who also serves as narrator. The series will premiere in midseason for NBC.