Sherri Shepherd's Lifetime Sitcom Debuts This Fall

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Get ready to see twice as much of The View's Sherri Shepherd. Today Lifetime announced Shepherd's self-titled comedy series, Sherri, will premiere Oct. 5 at 7pm ET. The series revolves around Shepherd's character, a recently-divorced mom, who works as a paralegal by day, while moonlighting as a part-time comic/actress. She will also be trying to get back out into the dating world, with the help of her girlfriends. Shepherd will executive produce Sherri. Former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star James Averyis slated to make guest appearances as Shepherd's character;s onscreen dad. The Cosby Show's Malcolm-Jamal Warner will portray her ex-husband.