Manny Series Finds Replacement For Abby Elliott
Mere days after SNL star Abby Elliott was ousted from her starring role in Fox’s Ned Fox is my Manny after a disappointing table read, the producers have found a replacement in Dakota Johnson, according to Deadline.
Johnson, the daughter of Miami Vice’s Don Johnson and actress Melanie Griffith, had roles in the Oscar-winning The Social Network and this year’s 21 Jump Street remake. The show will also star Nat Faxon as Johnson’s brother who movies in to help take care of her daughter, played by Maggie Jones.
If the series is picked up, Elliott would have had to leave her post at SNL, but now it looks like she’s free to stay on the sketch comedy show or pursue other options.
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