'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

'Hollywood Game Night' to return to NBC Jan. 28

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Julie Bowen, Valerie Bertinelli, Lester Holt, Jason Alexander and Martin Short will be among the stars competing on "Hollywood Game Night," NBC said.

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Jenna Elfman lands role in new NBC sitcom

Jenna Elfman lands role in new NBC sitcom

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 11 (UPI) -- Jenna Elfman has joined the cast of the new U.S. sitcom "Growing Up Fisher," NBC announced.
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Obama to host '1600 Penn' screening at the White House

Obama to host '1600 Penn' screening at the White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is to serve as host of a cast and crew screening of the new White House-set sitcom, "1600 Penn," NBC said.

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CBS orders more 'Accidentally'

CBS orders more 'Accidentally'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- CBS said Tuesday it has ordered five additional episodes of its freshman U.S. comedy series "Accidentally on Purpose."

Elfman, husband welcome son

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- Acting couple Jenna and Bodhi Elfman welcomed their first child, born in a Los Angeles hospital.

Elfman, CBS strike new deal

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- CBS TV has signed a new deal with actress Jenna Elfman, who starred in the canceled midseason sitcom, "Courting Alex."

CBS announces two new midseason shows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- CBS Wednesday announced "Love Monkey" and "The Jenna Elfman Show" will debut in January while "Out of Practice" will go on hiatus until March.

Jenna Elfman returning to series TV

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- "Dharma and Greg" star Jenna Elfman is returning to series TV as the star of the CBS comedy pilot "Everything I Know About Men."

Elfman hopes to make Scientology accessible

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A former star of "Dharma and Greg" says she intends to make Scientology as accessible to as many people as possible.
Jenna Elfman
Jenna Elfman attends the CBS, CW, CBS Television Studios and Showtime Television Critics Association party in San Marino, California on August 3, 2009. UPI/ Phil McCarten

Jenna Elfman (born September 30, 1971) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her role as Dharma on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg.

Elfman was born Jennifer Mary Butala in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Sue (née Grace), a homemaker, and Richard Wayne Butala, a Hughes Aircraft executive. She is of Croatian ancestry on her father's side and was raised Roman Catholic.

The short-lived 1996 sitcom Townies didn't catch on with viewers but did impress critics, particularly the performances of Elfman and co-star Lauren Graham. The next year, Elfman started a five-year run as Dharma in Dharma and Greg. Elfman guest starred in two episodes of Two and a Half Men in 2004 and one episode of Brothers and Sisters in 2007. She made a guest appearance in the sixth episode of season four of My Name Is Earl as a cheer team leader.

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