TVLine Items: Lauren Graham's Novel Gets the TV Treatment, Lost Angels Adds Ed Burns and More!

Lauren Graham Book Becoming TV SeriesSomeday, someday, maybe Lauren Graham‘s debut novel will become a TV show.

Ellen DeGeneres‘ A Very Good Production and Warner Bros. TV have put into development a series adaptation of the Parenthood star’s New York Times bestseller, Someday, Someday, Maybe.

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As first reported by Deadline, Graham is slated to exec-produce and pen the hour-long project — which centers on a young woman nearing the end of her three-year plan to become an actress in NYC — with DeGeneres and Jeff Kleenman attached to produce.

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• Frank Darabont’s new TNT drama Lost Angels (fka L.A. Noir) is rounding out its cast by adding Ed Burns to the mix, Deadline reports. The big-screen actor (Saving Private Ryan) will recur as notorious mobster Bugsy Siegel. Angels follows the 1940s/’50s-era epic battle between determined L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough) and boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke). Robert Knepper, meanwhile, has been upped to series regular.

• Kunal Nayyar is making his way to Sullivan & Son. Per TV Guide Magazine, the Big Bang Theory actor will play a bar-goer who fancies himself a ladies’ man. (Translation: This is not Raj.)

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• The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s Alfonso Ribeiro has been named host of Spell-Mageddon, ABC Family’s new competition series that offers a twist on the traditional spelling bee.

• The Voice‘s Season 4 finale (airing June 18) will feature a live performance from Florida Georgia Line and Nelly, as well as a pre-taped tune from Bruno Mars, per EW.com.

• NBC-owned stations have renewed Steve Harvey through 2016.

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Comments (15)

  • Has anyone read Lauren Graham’s book? Opinions?

    Comment by lariet50 – June 12, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The book was really good, light prose and funny dialogues, likeable characters, protagonist is a round character with a Bridget Jonesy kind of humor, not taking herself too seriously. The plot is simple but engaging; and the dramatic arch is not with a clear climax and ending. I think it would make a good TV show, it’s got everything you need.
      And I would really like Graham to write a sequel to the book!

      Comment by Kay – June 12, 2013 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • she IS writing another one, she keeps saying it’s more of a “companion” though but yeah

        Comment by Maris – June 12, 2013 07:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Thomas Jane is out of Lost Angels?

    Comment by Ronet – June 12, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • it’s really good! (her book)

    Comment by Joanna – June 12, 2013 01:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I didnt really care for the book. But on tv, maybe it will be better. I hope its set in the 80s like the book. I wouldnt want to see it set in the 21st century.

      Comment by Amanda – June 12, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Amanda, you must have not paid very much attention while reading the book – it is set in the 90s. The books is very well-written and I found the characters engaging. It will make a great series!

        Comment by Lily – June 12, 2013 04:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lauren Graham´s book is awesome. So excited to hear she is teaming up with Ellen to make it:)

    Comment by Lola – June 12, 2013 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I found the book really good, nothing exceptional but it’s perfect for television, can’t wait to hear about the casting!

    Comment by Vittoria Marinelli – June 12, 2013 02:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! I have read the book and it was so good. I couldn’t put it done. She is so talented and just a fantastic storyline. So excited to see this on tv. Wonder who will play Franny???

    Comment by Mel – June 12, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Silly question? Is there swearing in the book? Sex scenes?

      Comment by jalahyacinth – June 12, 2013 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • No sex scenes, and off the top of my head, I don’t recall any swearing. If there is though, it’s very minimal and not crude.

        Comment by Lauren – June 13, 2013 04:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The book is really great I thought it had a very quick wit humor. By the end I couldnt put it down it was really good and gave an interesting perspective of being an actress.

    Comment by kaitie – June 12, 2013 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m incredibly excited for Lauren Graham. She is one of television’s finest. She should be on ALL the shows!

    Comment by J. – June 13, 2013 05:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • então qual sera o futuro de Thomas Jane?

    Comment by pedro henrique – June 13, 2013 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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