Lauren Graham to pen new TV series with Ellen DeGeneres


Lauren Graham scores again!  The horse-rider turned waitress turned Lorelai Gilmore, stage star and author now adds TV series creator and screenwriter to her list of talents.

what's this, a tennis necklace?

Deadline reports that Graham has signed a deal to adapt her recently released book Someday, Someday, Maybe into an hour-long television series.  The deal with Warner Bros TV is for her to write the script and take executive producer duties alongside Ellen DeGeneres and the show is intended to keep her novel’s witty tone.  Hmm, drama and comedy – sounds tantalisingly familiar.

The novel centres around Franny Banks, a young woman trying to make it as an actress in New York and begs the question: Who might play the lead?  Graham’s Parenthood co-star Mae Whitman has tweeted early dibs on the role!  For those who have read the book, how well do you think it will transfer from page to screen?

Source: Deadline



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

One thought on “Lauren Graham to pen new TV series with Ellen DeGeneres

  • June 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I think this is promising. Funny is funny and if it is funny, it will be successful.

    As for who should play Franny, I have no idea. I doubt it is anyone that I am familiar with. Sorry, Ms. Whitman, it isn’t you. I’d love to watch Liza Weil audition for the role. I’m not saying it would work, but I think it would be fun to watch.


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