Lauren Graham Returns to Television [Soon!]

GILMORE GIRL fans, is thrilled to report today that you’ve got not one, but TWO reasons to smile.

First things first. Lauren Graham may be returning to the small screen far earlier than expected. Variety reports today that NBC managed to do the one thing the CW couldn’t — get Lauren Graham to sign on the dotted line. In one of the year’s richest development deals, NBC has signed Graham with the hopes of having her star in her own comedy or drama next fall. Explained Graham as only she can, “After having spent so many years representing the frog on the WB, I am especially comforted to be part of the only other network with an animal mascot.”

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  • Chris

    Wait, so she signed for NBC but for what show? Surely not Gilmore Girls?

  • Laura

    LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I’m glad LG will finally be on one of the bigger networks. NOW maybe she’ll get an Emmy… though I still wish she was on GG. :(

  • Todd W in NC

    I wonder if she’ll be a producer (or at least get the honorary credit) on her next show. Writer, perhaps? Ooh, co-creator even??? Now, that would be great. Something about her personality and her desire to be a producer on GG makes me think she’d be capable of being a writer or co-creator.

    I hope the new show will be a one-hour “dramedy” like GG, Boston Legal, Ugly Betty, or Men In Trees. If it’s a half-hour sitcom, I hope it’s at least a one-camera/no-laugh-track comedy like Scrubs or The Office. I think she’s too funny to be on a straight-up drama unless she plays a quirky or comic relief type character.

    Also, I’m sure she’s got a good acting range, but I’d hate for her to be *too* different from the side of her we know and love on GG. For instance, I wouldn’t enjoy seeing her be a mean/b***hy/underhanded type character like Glenn Close’s Patty Hewes on Damages or an airhead like, well, I have no example.

    It would be interesting to see LG as a doctor or lawyer, except for the fact that there are already enough doctors & lawyers on TV already. I’d like to see her as a corporate executive, teacher/professor, radio talk show host, psychiatrist, journalist, multi-kid homemaker, scientist, or sci-fi/fantasy heroine. I’m trying to resist the urge to say cop. I can’t see her as a cop, but maybe that means she’d be compelling as one.

  • Caz

    I will always watch anything Lauren does so this is AMAZING news!
    I hope she does a drama but comedy would be fine too :-) She can do anything anyway!

    And Chris no it isnt Gilmore Girls its a new show :-)

  • jecoup

    I’m excited

  • Laurie Carson

    I think Lauren Graham is an awsome actress and I would like to see here in a comedy or drama series. I have all the Gilmore girls episode and 5 of Laurens movies. I would like to see here and Melissa work together too and well as Alexes too.