Allison Janney and Tony Shaloub are in final negotiations to star in Greg Daniels’s new Britcom adaptation Friday Night Dinner, sources close to the show confirm. That would make a collective twelve Emmys between the two of the stars and the showrunner, which is a lot of Emmys. Janney and Shaloub would play the parents of two adult children who gather on Friday nights for Shabbat dinner; in the U.K. version, which has only aired one six-episode season, those roles are played by Tamsin Greig (Episodes) and Paul Ritter (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). CJ! Monk! The guy who created the American Office! Shabbat dinners! Oy, such potential.
Actress Allison Janney poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at T-Mobile Village at the Lift on January 21, 2012 in Park City, Utah. Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images