The frenzy over the death of Michael Jackson that continues to envelop the world is no more than deserved, stresses Jenna Elfman.
The star of the popular 90s sitcom “Dharma & Greg,” who returns to the tube this fall as the lead of CBS’ “Accidentally on Purpose,” notes of the fallen King of Pop, “People were extremely effected by his art. He was an amazing artist and celebrating the glory of his contribution now is only proper. His death is a big loss to our culture. Focusing on the gory details (of his life) is unnecessary, but his artistic contribution is only commensurate to the attention he’s now getting.”
MEANWHILE: Jenna is now getting ready to make her latest contribution to TV. She starts rehearsals today (7/3) on “Accidentally on Purpose,” and though she has yet to read a completed script for the sitcom — in which she plays a woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand with a much-younger man she takes into her home — she declares, “I’m completely not nervous. I’ve been hearing story ideas, and the stories are so fresh and take so many twists and turns I can’t wait to actually start shooting. .The plot line seems so fresh. It’s definitely an interesting story you haven’t seen on TV.”