CBS and Julia Louis-Dreyfus grow Old together

Former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will play the title role in Old Christine, a new comedy series at CBS. The network has picked up 13 episodes of the show for a midseason run.

Old Christine is about a newly divorced woman adjusting to her new role as a single mom. Her ex-husband, played by Clark Gregg, has moved on with his life: by dating a woman who's also named Christine.

Louis-Dreyfus received seven Emmy nominations during Seinfeld's nine-year run for playing Elaine Benes, and in 1996 she took home the award for best supporting actress in a comedy. She also starred in and was the executive producer on NBC's Watching Ellie, a sitcom that was canceled in 2003 after just 19 episodes.

Louis-Dreyfus is not the only Seinfeld star to fail in an attempt to bring a little magic from the popular show to other projects. Jason Alexander ("George Constanza") and Michael Richards ("Cosmo Kramer") met similar fates, sparking discussion of a Seinfeld curse.

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Aug 01, 2006
She's cute, but the show just didn't do it for me. Why oh why can't they make better shows?
Aug 24, 2005
I love Julai Louis - Dryfus! I think she is so cute! She can always make me laugh when ever I watch Seinfeld! I can't wait for her new sitcom to air!
Jun 26, 2005
i bet it will ****