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« on: December 28, 2008, 09:22:24 am »

“Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham is on her way back to television, courtesy of ABC.

Graham is set to star in a comedy for the network where she’ll play a self-help counselor who has trouble following her own advice. ABC has given a production commitment to the show, Variety reports.

The series, created by former “Will & Grace” writer Alex Herschlag, will be Graham’s first since “Gilmore Girls” ended its seven-season run on The CW in May 2007. The actress signed a development deal at NBC last year, but nothing resulted from it.

The currently untitled comedy centers on Graham’s character, a self-help expert who helps women reduce stress in their lives. Her own life gets disrupted, though, following a breakup.

Since “Gilmore Girls” left the air, Graham has appeared in the feature films “Evan Almighty” and “Flash of Genius.” She also stars in the indie film “Arlen Faber,” which will be part of the 2009 Sundance festival.

Herschlag will executive produce the show with Mitch Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”), Kim Tannenbaum and Eric Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”) via Hurwitz and the Tannenbaums’ production company Tantamount.

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 09:35:54 pm »

Yesss! Finally she's going to be back on TV. I've been waiting for this since GG ended. Hopefully, this show goes well, it sounds good. =)
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2009, 01:36:52 am »

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! I'm so watching this!
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 07:30:31 pm »

I'm not really understanding when this pilot is shooting . . . She said something about doing the pilot WHILE she was on Broadway . . . does that mean she is shooting it for next fall?
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 06:37:01 am »

wow can't wait! There's been a big TV void in my life since GG ended resulting in me re-watching endless eps on DVD, maybe this will cure me of it! lol Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2009, 01:22:41 am »

 Finally she's going to be back on TV.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009, 04:50:13 pm »

It is really good to hear that things are proceeding with Lauren's new TV show.  Lucy Davis (Studio 60) has been signed on to the cast as Bridget's (Lauren) assistant.    Oh, yeah, there is a title change here, too.  It is now called The Bridget Show. 

If you want to read a bit of the script, you can download sides at http://www.sendspace.com/file/47sbw4
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009, 10:36:57 pm »

Sorry to be double posting, but a lot of times when I edit a post that has a link in it, the link doesn't work for some reason.

We now have two more people attached to "The Bridget Show" where Lauren plays the Love Guru, Bridget O'Shea

Lucy Davis has been attached for a while.  She will be playing Bridget's assistant

The two newbies attached to it are:

Holly Robinson Peete who will play Dr. Macy Day the guest therapist on Bridget's show and who later takes over the show.

and

Josh Braaten who will play Chris Hopper the stoner cousin of Brent, Bridgets recent ex-boyfriend.

I read the sides yesterday and it is a really funny show.  It had me laughing a lot.  I can really see Lauren playing this part.  I can't wait to see the show and who they will get to play the parts of Brent and Bridget's new love interest.  They had better really be great guys. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 04:47:00 pm »

i don't know if i will be able to watch it!  the whole time i will be wishing it was GG!
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 05:52:40 pm »

I watch several episodes of Gilmore Girls daily, but it never gets in the way when I watch Lauren in something else wheather it be another TV show (pre GG on DVD) or movie or even clips from Guys and Dolls.  I love seeing her do different things and never think of Lorelai when watching her in something else.  She is so amazing at what she does and she is always different when she is playing each different part.  Not like a lot of actors who just seems like the same person in everything that they do.  That really bugs me a lot.  I can't wait to see her do the stuff that I read her character will be doing in The Bridget Show.  It is going to be so different from Gilmore Girls. 


Note for my post prior to this one re: new cast memebers for The Bridget Show.  I was kind of surprised to see that Holly Robinson Peete is going to play the part of Dr. Macy Day.  In the discription of the character, they say that she is over weight.  I know that it isn't written in stone and leaves a lot of room for change.  Heck, the part of the diner owner in Gilmore Girls was to be a woman (thank goodness they changed that one Cheesy).  I was just a bit surprised. 
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 07:22:01 pm »

I can't wait any longer Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2009, 11:57:53 am »

Lauren will be taking six or seven days off from Guys and Dolls the beginning of April to go to LA to shoot the pilot for The Bridget Show.  She will take three days off then go back to NY for a few days then go back to LA for three or four more days to finish up the pilot.  I am glad to see that they are pushing forward with the TV show, but then I am also sad for any of her fans who are going to see Guys and Dolls when she won't be there.  I am really getting anxious to see the show even though I really don't want the rest of this year to go by too fast. 

EDIT:  Actual dates that Lauren will be in LA shooting the pilot are April 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th and 16th. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 04:09:51 pm »

Jeffrey Tambor has signed on to play Bridget/Lauren's business manager Marty in the show.  The cast just keeps getting better.  Still on pins and needles as to who will play Brent and the new love interest for Bridget.
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« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2009, 12:46:04 pm »

Jeffrey Tambor!  SWEET!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2009, 04:32:41 pm »

I'm getting more and more excited for this with every addition.  Jeffrey Tambour is a brilliant casting - love his work.  Thanks for the updates Cheri.

I'm only hoping that ABC treats it a bit better than it's other sitcoms.  Not feeling a lot of love for them at the moment.

Thought I might also post the castings with some photo's so that I could put some faces to names that I'm not too familiar with.


Lauren Graham is Bridget O'Shea


Jeffrey Tambour is Marty (Bridget's business manager)


Holly Robinson Peet is Dr Macy Day


Lucy Davis is Bridget's assistant


Josh Braaten is Chris Hopper
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