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Screen Queens: Lauren Graham

You might know her as Lorelai Gilmore, or perhaps as Sarah Braverman. But you probably don't remember Denise, Shelly, or Andrea. Lauren Graham had been working steadily on TV when she landed the lead role on the small, smart WB show that made her a star. Since then, she's succeeded on film, on Broadway, and as an author. But to us, she'll always be one of TV's reigning queens. (And one of television's most consistently entertaining talk show guests.)   Must-See TV In the mid-'90s, when NBC was an unstoppable comedy powerhouse and actors who looked like actual people could find work on TV, Graham popped up all over the network. Her first major role was on Caroline in the City as Richard's annoyingly optimistic (and strangely high-pitched) girlfriend Shelly.     Notice who else appeared in that second clip? In addition to a guest spot on 3rd Rock from the Sun and a four-episode run on NewsRadio , Graham was one of Jerry's girls. As the speed-dial ranker, her voice was closer to its normal pitch.     Four Failed Sitcoms Graham seemed to have little difficulty booking pilots, but finding something with legs proved more challenging. The buzziest and longest-lasting series was ABC's Townies , Molly Ringwald's hyped comeback vehicle. Needless to say, the Mystic Pizza knockoff stalled (after 15 episodes). But not before gifting us a Boston-accented Graham.     She also was Liz on the 1996 show Good Company , which lasted six episodes; Molly on 1998's Conrad Brown , which ran a respectable 13; and Opal on M.Y.O.B. NBC burned off that show's four episodes during the summer of 2000, right before the premiere of Gilmore Girls .   Rite of Passage But first... you didn't think Graham avoided a trip to the mean streets of New York, did you? Well, she sort of did. Graham played a Hollywood producer who was interested in Rey Curtis in a three-episode stint on Law & Order . (Pardon her French.)     A Star Turn And now we come to Gilmore Girls . In a layered performance, Graham played a woman whose close relationship with her teenage daughter was largely informed by her strained relationship with her own mother. She was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2002, but was overlooked by the WB/UPN/CW-blind Emmys. Her work with both Alexis Bledel and Kelly Bishop was often heartfelt and dramatic enough to squeeze a tear or two from the show's small but enthusiastic audience, but creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's fast-talking comedy and zeitgeisty quips were what really made the role (and the show) so special.     All the Feels! In one of those interesting what-if casting scenarios, Parenthood 's Sarah Braverman originally was played by Maura Tierney, who pulled out when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Graham had planned to take a break from TV motherhood, but this Jason Katims-produced series was too good to pass on. In a show full of emotional moments, Graham's work with Mae Whitman, who played her daughter, consistently created some of the feelsiest.     A Revival One of the few bright spots of 2016, a true annus horribilis, was Netflix's announcement that the Gilmore team, led by Sherman-Palladino, would be reuniting to produce a four-part revivial series. Fittingly streaming the day after Thanksgiving, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life sees the three generations of Gilmores come together to lead and follow, to call each other's names and be on trains — and other wonderful goodness. All three roles are iconic, and each actress brings something special to the show. But Graham is the fast-talking champ who gives the series its emotional heart. All hail the queen.     Who's your screen queen? Let us know in the comments below! And check out our first Screen Queens feature on Taraji P. Henson here . div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Jason Katims Opens Up About 'Parenthood' Revival Pitch, Emotion of CBS' 'Pure Genius'

The prolific executive producer talks with THR about revisiting the heart of 'Friday Night Lights' and why viewers of his NBC family shows will like his new CBS medical drama.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/7Kg_b0KfRhs/parenthood-revival-jason-katims-talks-pure-genius-935441

Lauren Graham Wants a Parenthood Revival Series

*Sits at home waiting for script @nbcParenthood: A Year in the Life* she tweeted. ...Read More... http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/lauren-graham-wants-a-parenthood-revival-series.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Parenthood Creator: Series Revival Is More a Question of When, Not If

Its been nearly two years since the Braverman clan wistfully strolled off that baseball diamond in theParenthood finale and, by our calculations, that means its time to check in with series creator Jason Katims about a revival. As we scooped back in June, NBC flirted with the idea of producing a one-off, Christmas-themed Parenthood reunion [] http://tvline.com/2016/08/17/parenthood-revival-netflix-nbc-jason-katims-interview/

Lauren Graham's Other TV Daughter, Mae Whitman, Joins Gilmore Girls Revival

Rory Gilmore, watch out: Amber Holt is coming for you! Mae Whitman, who played Lauren Graham's other TV daughter for five years on NBC's Parenthood, is reuniting with her former... ...Read More... http://www.eonline.com/news/750749/lauren-graham-s-other-tv-daughter-mae-whitman-joins-gilmore-girls-revival?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-tvnews&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_tvnews

Parenthood Vet Max Burkholder to Lead Hulu Pilot When the Street Lights Go On

May God bless and keep you always, and may Parenthood actors continue to be employed. Max Burkholder best known for playing Max Braverman on the NBC dramedy is set to star in When the Street Lights Go On, an in-the-works drama pilot at Hulu. Set in the summer of 1983, the coming-of-age thriller centers [] http://tvline.com/2016/03/01/max-burkholder-when-the-street-lights-go-on-hulu-pilot/

Lauren Graham, Mae Whitman, Peter Krause had a 'Parenthood' reunion

The Gilmore Girls are getting back together on Netflix, but what about Lauren Grahams other TV family:the Braverman clan? Theres no indication Parenthood is on its way back (though showrunner Jason Katims has said hes open to the idea of a revival).Thats not enough to stop... http://feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/VYUO39ZrLa0/lauren-graham-mae-whitman-peter-krause-parenthood-reunion

Jason Katims Really Wants to Revisit 'Parenthood'

The showrunner tells THR that he was inspired by 'Boyhood' and would love to see a follow-up of his critical darling NBC family drama.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/gRjsV6TAR0I/story01.htm

'Parenthood' Alum Inks Overall Deal With Universal TV

Jessica Goldberg will develop new projects in addition to overseeing Hulu's 'The Way,' which she co-created with Jason Katims.   Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/dBxDnmhN_U4/story01.htm

Erika Christensen Marries Cyclist Cole Maness

  Erika Christensen married cyclist Cole Maness over the weekend. The Parenthood alum and Maness, tied the knot at a ranch outside Palm Springs, Calif. on Saturday, People reports. Though they have kept their relationship mostly under wraps, there are several photos of them together on each other's ...   Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/erika-christensen-marries-cole-maness/?rss=breakingnews
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