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The Evolution of Jason Katims: From Friday Night Lights to Rise

  Jason Katims , the executive producer behind such beloved shows as Friday Night Lights , Parenthood and Roswell , as well as Rise , currently airing on NBC, doesn't have the "flash," per se, or maybe even instant name recognition, of other big-name showrunners like Shonda Rhimes , Ryan Murphy and Greg   ...Read More... ...

Dax Shepard to Star With Lake Bell in Fox Comedy Pilot Bless This Mess

As TV comedy couplings go, this one is heavenly: Dax Shepard has signed on to star opposite Lake Bell in the Fox comedy pilot Bless This Mess. According to our sister site Variety, the Parenthood alum will play Mike, the husband of Bells character Rio. The newlywed pair decides to ditch New York and move []

30 Rock, Parenthood and More Are Headed to Hulu

  If you had any plans to go outside in the next few months, now would be a great time to preemptively cancel them. Hulu just struck a deal with NBCUniversal Television, bringing some of your favorite shows to the streaming platform. Beginning Oct. 1, you'll be able to stream all seven seasons of the ...   ...Read More...   //

'30 Rock,' 'Parenthood' Head to Hulu as Part of Massive SVOD Deal

Hulu will also premiere the Paul Reiser Johnny Carson comedy 'There's Johnny' that was originally set to debut on the now-defunct Seeso.   ...Read More... //

Parenthood's Jason Ritter Predicts Where Mark Is Now

  Parenthood only ended two years ago, but there have still been rumblings of a revival or a reboot here and there. The real question is whether it's too soon to revisit the Braverman family, and who from the original cast would be up for a reunion when and if it happens. We can strike one name off the  ....Read More... //

Why This is Us Is More Popular Than Friday Night Lights and Parenthood Ever Were

Unlike those shows, This is Us reassures its audience that everything happens for a reason. ...Read More... //

Craig T. Nelson Goes From Parenthood to Raised by Wolves in New Greg Berlanti–Diablo Cody Comedy

Robinson will play a cheerfully entitled grandpa on the series. ...Read More... //

Parenthood's Mae Whitman Is One of the Good Girls in NBC Drama Pilot

Fresh off her cameo in the Gilmore Girls revival, Parenthood alum Mae Whitman has signed on to be one of NBCs Good Girls. Penned by Jenna Bans (The Family, Desperate Housewives), the drama pilot follows three good girl suburban wives and mothers who, suddenly faced with dire circumstances, decide to stop playing it safe and [] //

Parenthood/FNL Boss Jason Katims Back at NBC With Drama High Pilot

Clear eyes, full hearts, Kyle Chandlercant lose this role right? NBC has ordered a drama pilot from Friday Night Lights and Parenthoodboss Jason Katims titled Drama High that centers on a high school drama teacher and family man whose passion for the program and his studentsgalvanizes the entire working class town. Katims, who is coming [] //

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 . p { text-align: justify; }