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Jun 9th, 2014

Stars Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer and Lauren Graham will also search their family history on the TLC series

The second season of TLC’s genealogy docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?” will feature six new journeys with Valerie Bertinelli, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lauren Graham, Kelsey Grammer, Cynthia Nixon, Rachel McAdams and her sister, Kayleen McAdams.

Also, TLC has acquired 10 episodes from the show’s previous seasons on NBC. The episodes feature Matthew Broderick, Lisa Kudrow, Rob Lowe, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Williams and Rita Wilson.

The show returns for its second season on TLC and its fifth season overall on Wednesday, July 23 at 9/8c. Watch TheWrap’s exclusive first look at Cynthia Nixon’s episode below.

 

 

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May 12th, 2014

NBC is bringing back the Bravermans for one final run. The family drama from Friday Night Lights boss Jason Katims will be back for a sixth season after coming to terms with its A-list cast for an abbreviated final season of 13 episodes. The official announcement was included in NBC’s 2014-15 upfront schedule release, with Parenthood slated to kick off the season with a return to its Thursdays at 10 p.m. slot.

Executive producers and the sprawling cast — which includes Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter, Erika Christensen, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia and Mae Whitman, among others — had been asked to take a pay cut in a bid to make Parenthood “more economically feasible.” NBC wrestled the cost of the show to around $3.5 million a few years ago and has since refused any pay raises. For the past few seasons, the series — which doesn’t generate strong overseas revenue — was saved by a deal with Netflix.

In its fifth season — the first in the prized and previously problematic Thursdays at 10 p.m. slot — the critically praised series has averaged a 1.3 in the key demo. That jumped an impressive 77 percent with seven days of DVR viewing, typically outperforming the rest of NBC’s Thursday offerings. The recent season five finale could have served as a fulfilling series finale as Parenthood continued to live on the bubble.

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May 10th, 2014

Have we just seen the last of Parenthood? The critically praised NBC family drama had been expected to get one final season to close its run. I hear that is in jeopardy. The plan had been for a 13-episode final chapter, matching the sendoff of another acclaimed but ratings-challenged NBC series, comedy 30 Rock. However, in order to cut costs, I hear the network, which owns the show, has asked the large cast, which features a number of A-listers, to agree to reduce their guarantee to 9 episodes, meaning each cast member would appear in and paid for 9 of the 13 final episodes. I hear the two sides are at an impasse, with some of the main leads balking at the offer with the clock ticking. There is a deadline on the table and, if an agreement is not reached this afternoon, the series may go away. While never a broad show, Parenthood has received a warm reception for five seasons and is shepherded by Jason Katims, who is very well respected at NBC.

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May 3rd, 2014

Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez are already in the cast. Parenthood star Lauren Graham is joining the cast of Max, MGM’s family adventure from Boaz Yakin. Yakin co-wrote the script and is directing the picture, which is due to begin shooting in May in North Carolina. Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato are producing.
Max, co-written with Sheldon Lettich, tells of a military dog who is traumatized by his handler’s death in Afghanistan and is adopted by the soldier’s bereaved family. He bonds with the soldier’s troubled 14-year-old brother, and together they begin to heal one another and discover a secret about the soldier’s death.

Josh Wiggins is already cast as the boy, while Thomas Haden Church and Jay Hernandez are also in the movie. Graham will play the boy’s mother, a woman who lost her eldest to war but now has to heal her youngest. Graham is known for her long-standing television work in such shows as Parenthood and Gilmore Girls but occasionally dips her toe into the feature pool. She last appeared in It’s Kind of a Funny Story, the Zach Galifianakis-starring indie from Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, and will next co-star with Robin Williams and Joel McHale in Merry Friggin’ Christmas.
She is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management

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Jan 24th, 2014

With The CW expected to start formally ordering pilots in the coming days, new details are emerging (OK, a single detail — but it’s a biggie!) about one of the network’s buzziest properties: The Lauren Graham-penned dramedy based on the Parenthood star’s debut novel, Someday, Someday Maybe.

According to sources, the project — which follows a young woman nearing the end of a self-imposed time limit to find success as an actress in New York City — is going by the working title Unfamous. Graham is an exec-producer alongside Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman (The Change-Up).

Earlier this month at the Television Critics Association winter tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed that Graham’s pilot script had been submitted and called it “excellent,” adding, “It’s under consideration.

“We have only so many slots,” he continued. “We’re going to probably do the same amount of pilots we did last year. So we’re going to have to determine whether or not it fits within any of those slots.”

The fact that Unfamous is one of The CW’s few non-genre pilot scripts in the pipeline may actually work in its favor. Pedowitz himself recently acknowledged to The Hollywood Reporter, “At some point we will be oversaturated with genre, and we’ll move back to the family genre. It feels like we’re slowly getting there.”

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Jul 21st, 2013


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Jun 11th, 2013

How awesome is this!? Lauren’s bestseller Someday, Someday, Maybe is being turned into a television series produced by Ellen. Deadline reports:

On the heels of her successful debut novel, New York Times bestseller Someday, Someday, Maybe, Lauren Graham is venturing into screenwriting. The actress has closed a deal with Warner Bros. TV and Ellen DeGeneres‘ studio-based A Very Good Production for a series adaptation of her book, which was published April 30. Graham will write the script for the hour long drama and will executive produce with Very Good Production’s DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman. The project, which is expected to keep the book’s witty tone, centers on a young woman with six months left on her three-year plan to make a career as an actress in New York City. Graham and DeGeneres are friends, with the Parenthood star frequently visiting DeGeneres’ talk show. Someday, Someday, Maybe reunites Graham with Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind dramedy Gilmore Girls, which made Graham a household name. She is repped by ICM Partners, manager John Carrabino and attorney Adam Kaller.


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May 3rd, 2013

Best roommates ever? On Watch What Happens Live Thursday, May 2, Parenthood actress Lauren Graham revealed that she and Nashville star Connie Britton used to live together — as squatters?

“We lived in an empty house that we weren’t supposed to be living in,” Graham, 46, revealed. “We had no furniture and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats.”

During host Andy Cohen’s 60-second speed round of questions about Graham’s past roommate, she also joked that Britton, 46, would leave the dishes in the sink “forever” and would secretly borrow her shoes. But the actress wouldn’t air too much of her dirty laundry. When asked what Britton’s dirtiest habit was, Graham said, “She didn’t have any. What a breath of fresh air all the time!” How often did Britton bring guys home? “Just as often as I did,” she joked.

Graham, who was promoting her upcoming debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, also discussed the possibility of a Gilmore Girls movie. “I wish that I could answer this in a more satisfying way, because I get asked it all the time. The Veronica Mars movie got this all started with the Kickstarter thing, but without knowing what the creator of the show wants to do exactly, I don’t know.”

The CW series, costarring Alexis Bledel, came to an end in 2007 after seven seasons. Was Graham happy with how it ended? Well . . .

“I feel like we did the best we could without the original creator [Amy Sherman-Palladino] of the show, but it would have been different with her,” Graham explained. Palladino left the show in 2006 over contract disputes. “It was good, but I understand why it wasn’t satisfying for people.”

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Oct 23rd, 2012

Lauren and Parenthood are in the running to be on the list of final nominees for this year’s People’s Choice Awards. You can vote here

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Sep 27th, 2012

Lauren Graham is going to help out an old friend on his new comedy.

The Parenthood actress just booked a guest-starring role on Go On, NBC’s new comedy that stars Matthew Perry as a sports talk radio host who joins a “life change” support group to cope with the death of his wife. Graham will play a college friend/former co-worker of Ryan (Perry). It’s unclear when the episode will air.

Parenthood and Go On premiered on Sept. 11.

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Once I have an airdate for Lauren’s episode I will let you know.

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