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Accidentally on Purpose: Jenna Elfman Is Pregnant on Her New Show and in Real Life

Jenna Elfman's reps confirm what she told CBS' Julie Chen this morning: The actress is having a baby in real life, which just so happens to coincide nicely with the plotline of her new TV show, Accidentally on Purpose . Accidentally on Purpose, which premieres Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m., is the story of a mature film critic (Elfman) who has a one-night stand with a twentysomething, gets pregnant with his kid and invites him (and all his slacker pals) to move in with her. This will be Jenna's second child with her husband Bodhi Elfman. Are you excited for Jenna? Source: E!Online - Jenna Elfman Is Pregnant on Her New Show and in Real Life

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE Season Premiere Pilot Preview

Watch a Preview of the premiere episode of the new CBS show Accidentally on Purpose starring Jenna Elfman and Jon Foster and premiering Monday, Sept. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Synopsis: After breaking up with her commitment-phobic boyfriend, Billie has a fling with a younger guy, ends up pregnant and decides to keep the baby - and the daddy, on ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, a new comedy premiering on Monday, Sept. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE, based on the bestselling memoir by Mary F. Pols, is a comedy about a single woman, Billie, who finds herself "accidentally" pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby...and the guy. A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James, who's still trying to resume their relationship. Pregnant, after a brief fling with her "boy toy" Zack, they make an arrangement: to live together platonically. Billie's party girl best friend Olivia, and Abby, her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis, start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn't sure if she's living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise. To Watch The Promo Click Here . Source Here

ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE Cast Pictures

Check out some cast pictures of the new CBS show Accidentally on Purpose starring Jenna Elfman and Jon Foster and premiering Monday, Sept. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT). Synopsis: Accidentally on Purpose is a comedy starring Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman as Billie, a single woman who finds herself "accidentally" pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby... and the guy. A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James (Grant Show), who's still trying to resume their relationship. Suddenly expecting a child with her "boy toy," Zack (Jon Foster), Billie and Zack make an arrangement: to live together platonically. Billie's party girl best friend Olivia (Ashley Jensen), and Abby (Lennon Parham), her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis (Nicolas Wright), start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn't sure if she's living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise. Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman, Gene Stein and Claudia Lonow are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Source & Pics

Jenna Elfman Thinks She's Found A Winner In 'Accidentally on Purpose'

In 1997, Dharma and Greg launched Jenna Elfman to stardom. A movie career and syndication followed. Now it's time to try again. After some TV guest spots and short-lived projects that didn't quite go all the way, Elfman thinks she's found a winner with the new CBS sitcom Accidentally on Purpose . "I love comedy so much and I was bound and determined to find another great show," Elfman said. "I count my blessings every day because it's been quite a challenging last four or five years of my life. I have been doing nothing but trying to find another show to do on television that makes me happy, that inspires me, that I feel like I'm in a comedy sandbox doing what I love to do, and I have that with this. So I am honestly so grateful." Read the full story: Starpulse.com - Jenna Elfman Thinks She's Found A Winner In 'Accidentally on Purpose'

Producer: Jenna Elfman's Accidentally on Purpose No Knocked Up Knock-Off

Yes, the new Jenna Elfman sitcom Accidentally on Purpose is about a career woman in entertainment journalism who finds herself impregnated by an unsuccessful slacker. But it's not inspired by Knocked Up , executive producer Claudia Lonow said at Monday's Television Critics Association fall TV tour. In fact, it's based on the real life of Time movie critic Mary Pols, who wrote about her unexpected pregnancy in the memoir Accidentally on Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother. "This is based on a true story," Lonow said. "In the book, she even talks about her feelings when the movie Knocked Up comes out." Lonow noted that the story is more universal than the memoir or the movie: "Those are not the only people who've gotten accidentally pregnant in the world." Elfman, star of the long-running Dharma & Greg, said she was thrilled to return to a sitcom. "I thought the character was so refreshing... I loved her wit, which really comes from Claudia and Mary Pols, who wrote the book, is very witty as well. And the subject matter I felt was timely, and it was actually funny," she said. "To have good storytelling that's actually funny and interesting characters, and then to have the casting all happen the way it does - oh my God, it's great." The CBS fall series also features Jon Foster as the father of Elfman's character's baby and Grant Show as her boss and possible romantic interest. Her friends include Ashley Jensen ( Ugly Betty ) and Lennon Parham, the latest veteran of the Upright Citzens Brigade Theater to break into television. Source Here

Premiere Dates of CBS' Fall 2009 Schedule - Featured

CBS will start its Fall 2009 season after mid September, putting "Survivor" as the opener. The Samoa edition of the survival game will kick off on Thursday, September 17 at 8/7c. On a later date, " Survivor " will be attached to "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "The Mentalist" at 9/8c and 10/9c respectively. The second wave of premiere begins on Monday, September 21 with half-hour comedies like "How I Met Your Mother" and the newbie "Accidentally on Purpose". Meanwhile "NCIS: Los Angeles" debuts its series after a lead-in from the original series on Tuesday, September 22. "Medium" which was ditched by NBC is coming Friday, September 25 right after the fifth season premiere of "Ghost Whisperer". The latest to have its premiere, meanwhile, is the new medical drama "Three Rivers" which only airs effectively on October 4 at 9/8c. Thursday, Sept. 17 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Survivor: Samoa " (19th installment premiere) Monday, Sept. 21 8:00-8:30 P.M. " How I Met Your Mother " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Accidentally on Purpose " (series debut) 9:00-9:30 P.M. "Two and a Half Men" (7th season premiere) 9:30-10:00 P.M. " The Big Bang Theory " (3rd season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: Miami " (8th season premiere) Tuesday, Sept. 22 8:00-9:00 P.M. " NCIS : Naval Criminal Investigative Service" (7th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " NCIS: Los Angeles " (series debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Good Wife " (series debut) Wednesday, Sept. 23 8:00-8:30 pm " The New Adventures of Old Christine " (5th season premiere) 8:30-9:00 P.M. " Gary Unmarried " (2nd season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Criminal Minds " (5th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " CSI: NY " (6th season premiere) Thursday, Sept. 24 9:00-10:00 P.M. " CSI : Crime Scene Investigation" (10th season premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " The Mentalist " (2nd season premiere) Friday, Sept. 25 8:00-9:00 P.M. " Ghost Whisperer " (5th season premiere) 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Medium " (network debut) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Numb3rs " (6th season premiere) Sunday, Sept. 27 7:00-8:00 P.M. " 60 Minutes " (42nd season premiere) 8:00-10:00 P.M. " The Amazing Race " (15th edition premiere) 10:00-11:00 P.M. " Cold Case " (7th season premiere) Sunday, Oct. 4 9:00-10:00 P.M. " Three Rivers " (series debut) Source Here

Take a look at some pictures and video from ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE from CBS.

Accidentally on Purpose is a comedy starring Golden Globe Award winner Jenna Elfman as Billie, a single woman who finds herself "accidentally" pregnant after a one-night stand with a much younger guy, and decides to keep the baby... and the guy. A newspaper film critic, Billie is barely surviving a humiliating breakup with her charming boss, James (Grant Show), who's still trying to resume their relationship. Suddenly expecting a child with her "boy toy," Zack (Jon Foster), Billie and Zack make an arrangement: to live together platonically. Billie's party girl best friend Olivia (Ashley Jensen), and Abby (Lennon Parham), her conventional, younger married sister, eagerly look forward to the new addition and offer their own brands of advice and encouragement. But when Zack and his freeloading friends, including Davis (Nicolas Wright), start to turn her place into a frat house, Billie isn't sure if she's living with a boyfriend, a roommate, or if she just has another child to raise. Lloyd Braun, Gail Berman, Gene Stein and Claudia Lonow are the executive producers for CBS Television Studios. Pamela Fryman directed the pilot. Source & Video

CBS Adds Eight New Series, Makes Big (and Medium!) Changes

CBS announced eight brand-new series for the 2009-10 TV season, including ones starring Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, Julianna Margulies and Alex O'Loughlin, and swooped in and picked up NBC's castoff Medium . The Eye ordered a full 22-episode season of Medium, slotting it after Ghost Whisperer on Fridays. As CBS entertainment boss Nina Tassler says, "If Ghost Whisperer and Numbers had an offspring, Medium would be it." CBS also has tinkered with its Monday lineup in unexpected ways. How I Met Your Mother will now lead off the night, leading into the new Jenna Elfman comedy Accidentally on Purpose . The Big Bang Theory boys will now geek out at 9:30, following Two and a Half Men. Asked about the Big move, Tassler told TVGuide.com that it's a bid to further bolster the surging sitcom, and offer Men a solid lead-out. NCIS: Los Angeles , starring O'Donnell and Cool J, will air after NCIS on Tuesdays. That means The Mentalist will now see Thursdays-at-10 as its new home. The Good Wife , starring ER alum Margulies as a woman who returns to work as a lawyer when her hubby is incarcerated, will air Tuesdays at 10. ( Without a Trace is canceled). CBS' Wednesday roster remains unchanged: Old Christine, Gary Unmarried , Criminal Minds and CSI: NY . Thursday kicks off with Survivor: Samoa, followed by (of course) CSI and The Mentalist. On Sunday, The Amazing Race will lead into Three Rivers , a medical/organ transplantation drama starring Moonlight 's O'Loughlin. With The Unit canceled, Cold Case gets moved to the 10 o'clock slot. Slated for midseason are Rules of Engagement , Miami Trauma, The Bridge, and a pair of new reality series. Source here
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