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Jenna Elfman is pregnant on TV and off

by Allison Waldman, posted Sep 17th 2009 9:00AM
Jwnna Elfman in Accidentally on PurposeOn her new CBS sitcom, Accidentally on Purpose, Jenna Elfman plays a woman who picks up a guy, has a one-night stand and winds up pregnant. It may be a case of being overly practical, but in real life Jenna Elfman has gotten pregnant because, as she put it, "My character's pregnant the whole first season, so I said, 'It's a good time to have another baby, because we won't have to hide it."

Isn't that a good reason to have a baby? Elfman, who's married to actor Bodhi Elfman, is already a mommy. She and Bodhi have a two-year old son named Story. Hmm, you think they're ever tempted to sing, "Here's the story of a kid named Story..."?

Anyway, Jenna was on The Early Show Wednesday when she told Julie Chen about her pregnancy, and she said we'd be able to see a baby bump -- a real one -- by the third episode of Accidentally on Purpose, assuming that we're still watching by then.

Chances are the show will still be around by the third episode, but nothing's guaranteed. Still, you have to admire Jenna's optimism. She's talking about the first season as if there will be more to follow when most new shows are destined to fail.

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Freak Mojo

Is there a death poll for the new fall shows? I want in on it.

This show in particular seems destined for an early termination.

Boy was I tempted to go down a very poor taste road on that one...

September 17 2009 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One thing I never understood. She is married to a guy who's last name is Elfman and she is also the neice of a guy named Elfman.

September 17 2009 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Gig's comment

according to wikipedia, the only elfman's she's related to are in-laws - her father in law and her uncle in law... I didn't see any mention of any other famous relatives with that last name (there was some uncle who is apparently fairly well known who shares her maiden name, but no Elfman)

I'm just shocked (having never read anything about her before now) that there are actually people in hollywood going by their married names... kind of impressive to me...

actually the whole "she goes by her married name and is having another kid while playing a pregnant woman" thing makes me want to check the show out and give it a chance even though I normally wouldn't... just seems kind of facinating to me...

September 17 2009 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Her husband is the nephew of Danny Elfman, the composer. That makes her his niece by marriage.

September 18 2009 at 9:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lady Olivier

Is she a method actor????

September 17 2009 at 11:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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