Lauren Graham is a Late Night Show Host in New Show

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Exciting news folks, NBC is developing a new comedy series for Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore).  It’s early days for the project, Kate On Later, which is at script commitment stage i.e. the studio has deigned to read the script when it’s written, then decide whether or not to produce it.  Like I said, early days.

Smells like home, Ezekiel

The premise is Lauren playing Kate, attempting to do what no other woman has achieved: Succeeding in the arena of late-night network television talk shows.

Proving that it’s not just who you know (or how breathtakingly gorgeous you are), Lauren’s buddy Ellen DeGeneres will be executive producing.  After Lauren’s previous foray with Ellen – an adaptation of Lauren’s novel Someday, Someday, Maybe – was bought by the CW, what do you think… second time lucky?

With Parenthood – an NBC show – ending its run very soon, it’s great to see the studio backing Lauren. Let’s hope the script lives up to her…

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Rich

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 gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

5 thoughts on “Lauren Graham is a Late Night Show Host in New Show

  • December 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm
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    Kind of agnostic on the concept which would need to be fleshed out with an incredible supporting cast to keep from being pretty one-note. Of course if the first “guest” was ASP and the first question was “Well, when????” that would be pretty funny!!

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    • December 11, 2014 at 12:48 am
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      :D what if it was kinda Sports Night and not about sports at all?

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  • December 11, 2014 at 8:53 am
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    Think back to the Gary Shandling Show – a combination of backstage antics with a smattering of the “real” show thrown in.

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    • December 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm
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      That’d work and now you mention it, have we ever seen Lauren and Gary in the same room together? The front of house stuff would have to compare favourably to the real thing, lest it get taken down by the same idiots who didn’t get Studio 60.

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  • December 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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    I kind of thought about some of these [Shandling -did not like, Sportsnight – loved, Studio 60 -would have liked to see it get a better chance to catch its’ stride] and wondered where the wrinkle would be that catches people’s attention and is not duplicative of shows we have already seen. Since you have defined her role as the face of the show, it would seem like the character would need to be a take-off on someone from late night like Craig Furguson, funny, irreverant, and an intellegently good interviewer when need be, but then it starts to look too much like Ellen herself so what would be the point–

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