May 24, 2019

Fran Drescher Headlines Comedy Special, Joins NBC Pilot

Fran Drescher; Photo courtesy of Showtime

“The Nanny” star Fran Drescher is returning to TV in “Funny Women of a Certain Age,” a comedy special for Showtime premiering Mar. 23. Drescher heads a lineup of six 50-plus female comics in the one-hour special, which was filmed at the Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y. The lineup also includes Lynne Koplitz, Carole Montgomery, Vanessa Hollingshead, Kerri Louise and Luenell.

Drescher has also joined the NBC sitcom pilot “Uninsured” as Brooklynite Linda, who is deeply in debt after mishandling of her finances and turns to her son (played by Tribe member Adam Pally) to rescue her.

Drescher, whose last series “Happily Divorced” ran from 2011-2013, also has a role in the upcoming movie “Safe Spaces,” opposite Richard Schiff and Justin Long.