In a timeslot battle of Seinfeldian proportions, Julia Louis-Dreyfus will soon face off with old boss Larry David.
Louis-Dreyfus has signed on to appear in multiple episodes of Fox’s critically acclaimed laffer “Arrested Development.” Show airs Sundays at 9:30 p.m. — up against the primary run of David’s equally hailed comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
Louis-Dreyfus will play Maggie Lizer, a blind attorney who winds up having a one-night stand with lead character Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman). But Michael then finds out that Maggie is the lawyer assigned to prosecute his father (Jeffrey Tambor).
Part reps Louis-Dreyfus’ first major TV role since her short-lived NBC laffer “Watching Ellie.” She also appeared in several episodes of David’s “Curb.”
But, of course, the actress is still best known for her long stint as Elaine Benes on “Seinfeld.”
“Arrested Development” comes from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV; Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Mitch Hurwitz exec produce.