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

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

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  1. lariet50 says:

    Has anyone read Lauren Graham’s book? Opinions?

    • Kay says:

      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!

  2. Ronet says:

    So Thomas Jane is out of Lost Angels?

  3. Joanna says:

    it’s really good! (her book)

    • Amanda says:

      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.

      • Lily says:

        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!

  4. Lola says:

    Lauren Graham´s book is awesome. So excited to hear she is teaming up with Ellen to make it:)

  5. I found the book really good, nothing exceptional but it’s perfect for television, can’t wait to hear about the casting!

  6. Mel says:

    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???

  7. kaitie says:

    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.

  8. J. says:

    I’m incredibly excited for Lauren Graham. She is one of television’s finest. She should be on ALL the shows!

  9. pedro henrique says:

    então qual sera o futuro de Thomas Jane?