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Lauren Graham officially cast on Parenthood

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 9th 2009 11:11PM
Lauren_Graham_Gilmore_GirlsIt's official. As of today, Lauren Graham will replace Maura Tierney in Parenthood, the NBC mid-season family drama. After the talk of Helen Hunt getting the role of a divorce mom struggling to get by, the former star of Gilmore Girls has landed the role... just like Bob wrote.

Hip-hip-hooray! Don't get me wrong. My heart goes out to Maura Tierney who had to drop out because she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I wish her a speed recovery and a great role in another series after her treatments are successful. And Helen Hunt might have been a lovely choice, too. But I am a major Gilmore Girls fan. I'm thrilled to pieces that Lauren is coming back to series TV.

I'm even okay about it being on NBC! Chuck, The Office and Parenthood might be the only reasons I watch the Peacock as a matter of fact. (Yes, I know some people still have a soft spot for shows like Heroes, but I drifted away.)

Back to Lauren, I wonder how similar her new character, Sarah Braverman is to Lorelai Gilmore? She's a single mother in her new role -- albeit divorced this time -- and she does have a teen-aged daughter. Hmm... any chance the producers might ask Amy Sherman-Palladino to do some script writing? Amy really had a way with dialogue for Lauren.

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Lauren and the cast had such a great season 1 that they're back for a 2nd season! I'm absolutely thrilled about this and just found out while I was testing DISHonline.com for my job at DISH Network. It lets you watch movies and TV shows online at no cost and they have Parenthood, woohoo! Check it out!

April 06 2011 at 11:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i love lauren graham and loved gilmore girls but i dont want her character to be the same as she played on that show. id like to see her acting chops.

October 11 2009 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm so happy to see Lauren Graham back on TV, can't wait for it.

October 11 2009 at 8:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

BAH, I wanted Mare Winningham or Kathryn Erbe if the Law & Order : Criminal Intent thing becomes a reality

October 09 2009 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"...the former star of Gilmore Girls has landed the role... just like Bob wrote."

I think you mean, just like Michael Ausiello wrote, and Bob reblogged.

October 09 2009 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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