“TV Line” — Lauren Graham is the latest Gilmore Girls star to pay tribute to late actor Edward Herrmann, who died Wednesday of brain cancer.
Graham, who played Herrmann’s daughter Lorelai on the beloved dramedy, shared the following statement with TVLine:
“Ed Herrmann’s combination of pure charisma plus his distinctive voice lit up any room he entered. He had a gentlemanly manner, a wicked sense of humor, and a sharp wit. He was well-read, interesting, and just plain fun to be around. He had deep respect and love for the craft of acting and led by example. You wanted to be better prepared, or just plain better, because he always was. He brought such humor and humanity to all his work, but I know the character of Richard Gilmore had a special place in his heart. He loved our show and was touched by the enthusiasm of its fans.”
“Deadline” — As Parenthood is wrapping its six-season run on NBC, the network is developing a new starring vehicle for co-lead Lauren Graham, this time on the half-hour side. The project, Kate On Later, touches on the recent changeover in late-night that again failed to produce a female host of a network late-night show. Co-written by Graham and Liz Tuccillo (He’s Just Not That Into You), Kate On Later is executive produced by daytime talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The single-camera comedy, which has a script commitment, hails from Warner Bros. TV and DeGeneres’ studio-based A Very Good Production. It centers on Kate (Graham) who thought her day job was all her life would amount to when an opportunity arises that’s bigger than she ever dreamed possible. But that opportunity means she’s going to have to break one of the last remaining glass ceilings — the world of late-night network television talk shows. Tuccillo is executive producing with Very Good Production’s DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman, while Graham is co-executive producing.
This is the second comedy at NBC for A Very Good Production this season. The other also stars a Parenthood cast member, Monica Potter. Written by I Hate My Teenage Daughter creators Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer, that untitled multi-camera comedy has a pilot production commitment.
Kate On Later also marks Graham’s second collaboration with A Very Good Production. Last season, they developed together Someday, Someday, Maybe, a drama based on Graham’s debut novel. Graham wrote the adaptation, which sold to the CW. Additionally, Graham, who is friends with DeGeneres, is a frequent guest on the comedian’s daytime talk show.
Graham is repped by ICM Partners, manager John Carrabino and attorney Adam Kaller. A Very Good Production also is with ICM Partners.
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Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, as well as stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory), are officially heading to ATX TV Festival, and Lauren had an ever-so-Lorelai response. “There’ll be coffee, right? Can’t wait!”
“So, after years of peace and quiet, these lunatics have chosen to get the chattiest chicks in the world back under one roof? Really? Okay. You asked for it. Gilmore was the highlight of my ridiculous life,” Amy said in a statement. “I can’t wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist where stress and coffee were mama’s little helpers and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very, very cool.”
This will mark the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.
Lauren Graham is going from Parenthood to Couple-dom.
The actress, whose NBC drama is in the midst of its final, 13-episode season, has landed a guest-starring role on CBS’ upcoming reboot of The Odd Couple, where she’ll play the ex-wife of Matthew Perry’s Oscar, TVLine has confirmed.
Despite the fact that the union between Oscar and Graham’s character, Gaby, was a stormy, the couple will nevertheless exhibit warm chemistry as divorcées.
The Odd Couple, which is set to bow at midseason, finds Perry starring opposite Reno 911!’s Thomas Lennon (Felix). The cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), Wendell Pierce (The Michael J. Fox Show, Treme) and Lindsay Sloane (Weeds).