Jane Fonda will be gracing our TV screens once more. No, not in another workout video. Instead, the actress has signed on to a new ABC comedy slated to premiere in 2013.
ABC has confirmed a Variety report that Fonda will star in the tentatively-titled Now What? from Pushing Daisies scribe Abby Gewanter. The plotcenters on a young woman who tears into her mother with a very public blog post listing the reasons that she hates her. The mother (played by Fonda) subsequently moves in with her daughter in order to settle their differences. Chaos ensues.
Fonda recently guest-starred on Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom as Leona Lansing, the powerful owner of the corporation that airs News Night. The role earned her plenty of critical acclaim, including from our own Ken Tucker. She can next be seen playing Nancy Reagan in director Lee Daniels’ The Butler.
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