The one where Pam Beesly almost married Joey Tribbiani. Weather Jenna fischer is recognizable for his role on NBC The office, there are many roles that he almost played.
During the episode of Wednesday, July 14, her podcast “Office Ladies”, Fischer, 47, revealed what happened when she was recast in the CBS sitcom, Man with a plan.
While she and her partner Angela kinsey Breaking down the episode “Business Trip” from her previous show, Fischer mentioned how she was fired from the pilot of Matt LeBlancCBS sitcom. She revealed that test audiences “did not believe” that Pam could break up with Joey from Friends.
Fischer, who played Pam in The office for nine seasons, she explained that the network’s executives wanted “more scenes” with her after she was cast as the Friends alum wife on screen. However, they changed their minds after a focus group saw the pilot.
“They said, this is a literal quote, ‘I don’t think Pam married Joey. The chemistry doesn’t work between these two, ‘”he explained during the podcast. “That was the response they received.”
During the conversation, Kinsey, 50, asked if viewers “could only see [the actors] like Pam and Joey. “
“Yes,” Fischer confirmed. “So it didn’t work for them to get married and have a family.”
The Parting together The student said she learned she had been fired days before the scheduled date to fly to New York for the network’s initial introductions.
“The first thing I said was: ‘It’s [Man With a Plan] not being picked up, “Fischer recalled asking his reps when they informed him of the casting change.” And they said, ‘It’s worse than that, honey.’ And I was like, ‘What’s worse than that?’ They said, ‘They’re going to pick it up, but without you.’ And I was like, ‘Wow, I guess I’ll unpack my suitcase.’
Man with a plan went on to run for four seasons from 2016 to 2020 with Liza snyder playing LeBlanc’s wife on screen.
After losing the CBS show, Fischer played Lena on ABC Parting together opposite Oliver hudson in 2018.
“It’s a half-hour comedy, but it’s more than that,” Hudson, 44, previously said. Us weekly in March 2018. “That ABC understands that this is not your typical network comedy. It’s funny, but it’s not funny. The fun comes from real life situations. “
The show followed the characters of Hudson and Fischer as they amicably decided to separate after several years of marriage, but they continue to live under the same roof to care for their two children. The host of the “Sibling Revelry” podcast said U.S the moment he had an “immediate” connection with The guest book alum.
“When you talk about chemistry, it’s something that you can’t really define, it just happens,” Hudson said. “The moment we walked into a room together and started talking, it felt real. I’m practically this guy. Lena, Jenna’s character, is practically my wife. And Jenna’s character is practically her. And Lee, her husband, is more or less me. It was crazy how this worked. “