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Jane Fonda to Star in ABC Comedy WHAT NEXT?

Deadline reports that Jane Fonda will star in an upcoming comedy currently in development at the ABC Network to be titled NOW WHAT?. The project was written on spec by Pushing Daisies' Abby Gewanter. Scott Ellis is set to direct and executive produce with Mike Tollin.

The Oscar winning actress will reportedly play "a mother moving in with her daughter after the daughter publicly criticizes her in a blog post entitled “Dear Mom, Here’s Why I Hate You…”

Fonda was most recently seen on TV in a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama 'The Newsroom.' She made her screen debut with the lead role in the 1960 film Tall Story and achieved wider fame with such popular films as Cat Ballou and Barbarella, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, for her performances in Klute and Coming Home. The two-time Tony nominee appeared on stage in 'There Was a Little Girl' and '33 Variations'. 

Fonda has received five other Academy Award nominations in addition to her two wins. Her many successful films include Period of Adjustment, Barefoot in the Park, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Fun with Dick and Jane, Julia, The China Syndrome, The Electric Horseman, Nine to Five, Agnes of God, The Morning After, and On Golden Pond, which was the only film she made with her father, Henry Fonda. She announced her retirement from acting in 1990, but returned to the screen 15 years later in the 2005 film Monster in Law, and has since resumed her career. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995, and once again in 2010. She will soon be seen in the upcoming epic 'The Butler' in the role of Nancy Reagan.

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