Matt LeBlanc will have a new leading lady in his return to network comedy series. The Office alumna Jenna Fischer, who played the female lead opposite LeBlanc in the multi-camera project, has exited. The role in the series, titled Man With A Plan, will be recast.
Written on spec by Jeff & Jackie Filgos, with James Burrows directing the pilot, Man With A Plan stars LeBlanc as Adam, a contractor who learns that raising his kids is more challenging than expected when his wife Andi (the role originally played by Fischer) goes back to her job as a medical lab technician.
There had been rumblings about possible tweaks to the project after the pilot stage as it came with lofty expectations because of the auspices involved.
Additionally, CBS is recasting the entire supporting cast of new drama MacGyver, with only lead Lucas Till and George Eads staying on.