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Elfman signs new deal with networkLOS ANGELES --
Elfman, who starred in the midseason show "Courting Alex," has signed a new deal with the network. CBS will now look to develop a comedy project for her, the showbiz trade papers report. The network is currently looking for a writer to work on the project.
CBS Entertainment chief Nina Tassler is effusive in her praise of Elfman, telling the trades that the former "Dharma & Greg" star is "a unique talent" and "a truly gifted comedienne."
Elfman's relationship with CBS stretches back a couple of years. She was originally set to star in a show from "Dharma & Greg" and "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre -- she did a guest stint on "Men" in 2004. When that project fell through, she moved on to "Courting Alex."
That show, in which Elfman played a buttoned-up lawyer who falls for a laid-back bar owner (Josh Randall of "Ed"), started off well for CBS in the cozy Monday spot between "Two and a Half Men" and "CSI: Miami." Its ratings plummeted, however, after a move to Wednesday nights, and "Alex" was pulled in late March.