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Lauren Graham Hits it Big with NBC

Score one for the Gilmores!
Lauren Graham of the late, lamented "Gilmore Girls" has just signed a seven-figure development deal with NBC.

What does that mean?
It means that NBC will be creating a new series with Graham as the lead, and the network is currently on the hunt for writers to work with her. Variety called the deal "one of the year's richest TV talent pacts."

Why so much money?
According to Variety, Graham had been in demand in Hollywood ever since the cancellation of "Gilmore Girls," largely because she could headline either a comedy or a drama. From a fan's perspective, I have to agree with that; she moves so easily between laugh-out-loud humor and quiet, tender moments.

Did I mention she's funny?
Here's one of her quotes following the deal: "Also, after having spent so many years representing the frog on the WB, I am especially comforted to be part of the only other network with an animal mascot."


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colieoats colieoats 9 years
YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY, YAY! I am sooo excited about this! Lauren is so talented. I have to say, I was heart broken when they canceled Gilmore Girls! It was the only show I actually sat down to watch. It will be nice to tune into Lauren again, in a new capacity! Can't wait!
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
Why don't they cast her in that Matthew Perry show that has been bandied about? That would be PERFECT!
amybdk amybdk 9 years
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 9 years
lover her
XxCoolBritannaxX XxCoolBritannaxX 9 years
She will always be Lorelai to me.
angeldevilwings angeldevilwings 9 years
I love her to the core but it's gonna be really, really hard to top Gilmore Girls.
wonhorsetown wonhorsetown 9 years
perfect comment by Ragus!!
ragus ragus 9 years
"Where she leads, I will Follow!"
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
jenintx jenintx 9 years
so excited about this! i'd follow lorelai anywhere :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that's great news - she's really funny - and they are right - she can take on a dramatic role and still succeed
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
I am so glad to hear Lauren will be back on tv. She is so talented and should have received an Emmy for her work on GG!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
I really liked her because she seemed fun and down-to-earth, until last year when my best friend was an extra on Evan Almighty, and she overheard LG commenting about how all the extras were "such maggots." Ew!
jenivee jenivee 9 years
gotta love her.
Megatron Megatron 9 years
lvgrooves lvgrooves 9 years
awesome news! She def deserves the best of the best. She is such a great actress =)
zacatecanita zacatecanita 9 years
I thought she was great in Gilmore Girls, So Iam looking forward for the new show.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 9 years
This is great loved her in gilmore girls
xosugar xosugar 9 years
This makes me so happy! Lauren has the whole package--she's only gotten more beautiful as Gilmore Girls went on, and she comes off as incredibly witty. She can deliver lines better than so many others on television and I'm so glad that she's coming back!!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
YAY!!! this is certainly good news for me and any lauren/gilmor girls fan. hmm....maybe i should apply for the position of writing. that would be so mich fun. with that said, what about the other half of gilmore girls? do you what's going with alexis, buzz? with the news of hayden and milo being a couple i guess this mean she and milo (from heroes) are over. boo!
sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
yay...i loved her on Gilmore Girls...she's so funny and endearing...
shmoo15 shmoo15 9 years
OMG! The end of Gilmore Girls felt like hearing your cat died! I'm so jazzed Lauren is back. I hope they giver her some dangerously witty and hysterical dialog in her new role.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
Yay for Lauren. Love her.
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 9 years
Love herrrrrr
gigglesss gigglesss 9 years
yay.i love her.shes so funny
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