Jenna Fischer

  1. Jennifer Garner, Alias, TV, 2001-2006.    The future Pam Beesly of The Office, TV, 2005-2010, auditioned for the university student-cum-spy Sydney Bristow. “They said they liked my acting but I wasn’t hot enough.” Charming!
  2. Liza Snyder, Man With A Plan, TV, 2016-2018.  Being Pam Beesly for nine years in The (US) Office  was, as they say, a curse and blessing for Jenna. When chosen  for a new series, she made the  pilot as the wife of Matt LeBlanc, aka Joey on Friends. And the audience’s feedback made one thing very clear.  “Pam wouldn’t marry Joey!”  CBS  suits rapidly agreed. It was a   chemistry problem:  ie, they had none. And, just as rapidly, Jenna was out and  Liza was in.   Jenna won a few other series: You, Me and the Apocalypse, The Mysteries of Laura, Splitting Up Together. None had Pam  power!

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