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Lauren Graham might horn in on Maura Tierney's turf again

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 7th 2009 10:27AM
Lauren GrahamWhen Maura Tierney had to leave the production of the new NBC comedy Parenthood for cancer treatments, it was rumored that Helen Hunt would take her place. Now comes word that Hunt is out and another beloved TV star might be slipping into the role.

Michael Ausiello is reporting that Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has met with Parenthood's producers after negotiations with Hunt broke down.

This wouldn't be the first time that Graham came into Tierney's world. Graham had a stint on NewsRadio as a consultant brought in to straighten things out at the WNYX and was heavily involved with Tierney's character Lisa, trying to become her best friend and confessing to a string of crimes including arson. Now all we need is to have Khandi Alexander join Parenthood (it has been rumored that Alexander left NewsRadio because she thought she was being replaced by Graham).

Production of the show was delayed after Tierney's medical condition came to light and the show will now debut next year.

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Courtney

I'm just so glad someone remembers Lauren Graham's days in NewsRadio.

October 08 2009 at 10:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MCook80

AND: Maura starred for years on "ER" after Khandi Alexander had already guest-ed several times as Peter Benton's sister....

October 08 2009 at 10:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Craig

Maybe Helen was used to get Lauren interested?

October 08 2009 at 1:41 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Maria

Please, anyone but her! I can't stand her

October 07 2009 at 5:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ellie

really, you hate her?
have you ever seen her in interviews, i think she's amazing :)

October 09 2009 at 12:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

ooh, ooh or Kathryn Erbe depending on what happens with Law & Order : Criminal Intent

October 07 2009 at 4:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ðan

nah, I still want Mare Winningham

October 07 2009 at 4:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jimmy_MO

If anyone would be a great replacement for Tierney it would be Graham. Helen Hunt was a boring choice. This actually makes me interested in the series again.

October 07 2009 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
andie

Not to mention that Tierney beat Graham in the Celebrity Poker Showdown hosted by Newsradio's Dave Foley.

October 07 2009 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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