Lauren Graham Linda from HR

Lauren Graham to Headline Fox Comedy Pilot Linda From HR

The prospective 2017-18 TV season just got a lot more exciting.

Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham has signed on to star in Fox’s half-hour, single-camera comedy pilot Linda From HR, TVLine has learned. Graham’s casting lifts the cast contingency on the pilot order. 

The potential series centers on Graham’s Linda Plugh, an HR employee whose one bad decision throws her monotonous, unfulfilled existence into an exciting but dangerous tailspin of balancing her work life, her home life and a secret that could unravel everything.

Up-and-coming writers Itai Grunfeld and Geoff Barbanell penned the pilot script and will serve as EPs alongside Tracy Katsky, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor. Sitcom vet Marc Buckland (My Name is Earl, Scrubs) will direct.

In other Graham-related news, our sister site Deadline reports that she will have a recurring role in the upcoming ninth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Graham is, of course, coming off of Netflix’s super-successful four-part Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life revival. Should Linda From HR snag a series order, it would mark her first full-time TV gig since Parenthood ended its six-season run in 2015.

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27 Comments
  1. Courtney says:

    Happy for her, but I really hoping she would do something in cable or on a streaming network. I don’t trust broadcast anymore :(

  2. Kay says:

    Sold! I’ll watch anything she’s in, and I trust her to be picky with choosing pilots, so I’ll definitely tune in if it gets a series order.

  3. Lisa says:

    So when are you making your guest appearance? I’m assuming you are on Lauren’s speed dial :-)

  4. Marge says:

    Wonderful news. I love her.

  5. Dev says:

    Could not be more excited about this!!!! I agree it’d feel better if it was coming to a more reliable platform but fingers crossed it gets picked up!

  6. Linda Horn says:

    Congrats to Lauren, Will definately watch. She is the best there is!

  7. Hazel says:

    What a great birthday present for you Michael!! I’ll definitely give it a watch.

  8. fatalsin says:

    well im happy and sad.. i love LG.. but this is kinda stepping on my dream for a 2nd GG netflix season…but alas.. i will not cry I will watch reruns and live in the gilmore world through those! I’ll be checking this out!

  9. jj. says:

    Can’t wait for this to air!

  10. Jared says:

    Not a huge fan of comedies but Lauren Graham is the type of actress you watch in anything she’s in!

  11. Roberta says:

    I want Gilmore girls all fans want that

  12. herman1959 says:

    It’s a rare comedy that sticks with me, but I’ll try it.

  13. TV Gord says:

    This sounds great! I first fell in love with her during her arc on Newsradio playing an officious and by-the-rules bureaucrat. I’d love to see a little of that back in this series, if even only at the beginning, before the chaos ensues!

  14. fiberlicious says:

    YAY – she’s in something I don’t have to pay extra for!

  15. leaharezio says:

    This is just awesome! I really hope it gets picked up – she is the best!!!!! Thank you!

  16. ExBFF says:

    Don’t care what it’s about, sign me up. It’s Lauren graham. I’m all in.

    • Roberta says:

      whatever it may be worth being more Gilmore Girls I wish it was still on Netflix but disappointed that they’re not going to be doing anymore

  17. Joe says:

    I hope her botox wears off! It was so distracting when I was watching the GG revival. She looked so much better and natural in Parenthood.

  18. Mary says:

    Rarely to I like most of the comedies that are on TV but I love Lauren in just about everything I have seen her in so I will watch.

  19. Collette says:

    Absolutely love her! I’d watch her in anything.

  20. Roberta says:

    I don’t know if my comment it went through she needs to go back to do Gilmore Girls a year in the life I will accept the new season or a new show but you don’t know the last four words just really took everybody up so it’s going to be really hard for me to accept seeing her and then you show because she belongs back on Netflix Gilmore Girls a year in the life season 2 the next seven seasons of The Gilmore Girls I don’t know if my opinion

  21. Ally Oop says:

    I love her but the premise sounds sucky.