Jennifer Garner to Return to TV with 'The Whole Shebang'

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner will make her return to TV after FOX ordered a put pilot for ‘The Whole Shebang.’

According to Variety, Garner will play a soccer mom made recently single. She inherits a worn-out male strip club, and as a result, finds herself inside a new dysfunctional family that helps her out with her problems.  

The show is set to be an hour-long drama for the network, produced by Garner’s Vandalia Films.

Jason Micallef will executive produce alongside Garner. He wrote the 2011 film ‘Butter,’ about a talented butter carver, which starred Garner. He is set to write the pilot of ‘The Whole Shebang.’

Jennifer Garner 'Alias'This pilot project marks Garner’s first return to television since doing ‘Alias’—the J.J. Abrams spy-thriller which ran for five seasons on ABC. While Garner had several film and TV roles before ‘Alias,’ the show helped further her career with its strong following. She has starred in several film roles following the show, and most recently, she co-stars in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

A few days ago it was announced that FOX ordered a pilot for Garner’s husband, Ben Affleck, called ‘The Middle Man,’ centering around a 1960s FBI agent.   

It’s difficult to get a read on ‘Shebang.’ The setting is unique, but Jason Micallef does not have enough work out there to judge yet. Like everything else we’ll have to see it on the small screen before we can decide for ourselves.

What do you think about a new Jennifer Garner show?

- Jennifer Garner
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Written by: Robert_Steele
Sep 17th, 2013, 5:59 pm

Images courtesy of Michael Balderston and ABC


Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2013, 10:56 pm
I loved Alias and I like Jennifer Garner. However, Alias had a very strong supporting cast and I am almost certain that Garner alone could have never carried Alias to the success the show was on her shoulders alone. She just doesn't have a strong enough screen presence. She's terrific with a great supporting cast but a character centric show with her being "the character" ? Nah, I don't think so.
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