Lauren Graham to Star in, Co-Write NBC Comedy About Late-Night TV

Parenthood‘s not over yet, but Lauren Graham has already lined up her next gig.

The Gilmore Girls alum will headline and co-write Kate on Later, a comedy in development at NBC, our sister site Deadline reports.

The single-camera project, which has a script commitment at the network, follows Graham’s Kate as she is afforded the opportunity of becoming one of the only women in late-night television.

The actress will co-write with Liz Tuccillo (He’s Just Not That Into You) and will executive-produce alongside Ellen DeGeneres’ Very Good Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

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31 Comments
  1. Tom says:

    What happened to the Someday Someday Maybe project?

  2. Lucy B says:

    What happened with the development of her book, Someday, Someday, Maybe as a television series?
    (if you know, thanks!)

  3. Tran says:

    Fingers crossed for a Gilmore Girls reunion.

  4. alistaircrane says:

    Last time Lauren was on Ellen, Ellen discussed wanting to do a show with her. Glad to see it’s becoming a reality!

  5. Alana says:

    Does this mean that Unfamous (the Someday, Someday Maybe adaptation) is dead? That could have been so good! And it would have been the perfect post-Parenthood role for Mae Whitman… :(

  6. Amie says:

    Because it’s been so long since 30 Rock had that same plot?

  7. c-mo says:

    This is very good news especially in light of the CW passing on something that could have been great for them…but apparently their stupidity is NBC’s great fortune. I will definitely watch this! Hopefully there will be some GG reunions on the show, that would be fun.

    • alistaircrane says:

      That show would not have been great for the CW. It didn’t their brand at all.

    • You Know says:

      The premises of Someday, Someday is at least a couple years too late for CW’s brand, back when it was all about good looking young adult drama. CW is all about supernatural/sci-fi fantasy these days.

  8. Steven says:

    I would watch the crap out of this!

  9. Shira says:

    That makes me so happy! The idea of it, the people involved, her being co- writer and EP..it seems so right for her! Go, Lauren!!

  10. Eric says:

    I’m happy for Lauren, but it also makes Parenthood’s demise feel so much more real.

  11. David4 says:

    I think she would be great as a late night host. There are several that should be fired or are leaving soon, she should be one of their replacements.

  12. Ellie says:

    I really hope this becomes not only a reality, but a huge success! Lauren Graham is not only a phenomenal actress, but she is equally hilarious! Cannot wait to see it!!!

  13. Donna Fisher says:

    Ellen and Lauren. What a great combination. Can’t wait.

  14. Tom says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if this could approach the brilliance that was 30 Rock?

  15. Lori says:

    Just love her

  16. Grey's Fan says:

    Still think L.G. would be perfectly cast as Kathleen Shepherd on Grey’s Anatomy – Derek’s fourth sister, the psychologist.

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