Lauren Graham Lands at NBC
'Gilmore' girl signs rich deal with network
The "Gilmore Girls" star has signed a hefty development deal with NBC. The one-year agreement, which is reportedly worth seven figures, calls for the network and its sibling studio, Universal Media Studios, to develop a series project for her.
"Lauren Graham is a fantastic actress and brilliant comedic voice," NBC co-chairman Ben Silverman says. "She's so respected in the industry and is a huge get for us. She's sure to be one of our next big NBC stars, and we couldn't be more thrilled to be working with her."
Graham, for her part, says she's "thrilled and flattered" to be working at the Peacock.
"I am impressed by Ben Silverman's taste and vision for the network, and grateful to have had [NBC casting chief] Marc Hirschfeld's support over the years," Graham says. "Also, after having spent so many years representing the frog on The WB, I am especially comforted to be part of the only other network with an animal mascot."
Prior to "Gilmore Girls," Graham spent time on a number of NBC shows. She starred in a pair of short-lived comedies, "Conrad Bloom" and "M.Y.O.B.," at the network and guested on "NewsRadio," "Seinfeld," "Caroline in the City" and "Law & Order."
She's best known, of course, for playing single mom Lorelai Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls," which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and two Screen Actors Guild award nods during a seven-year run that ended in May. Her movie credits include this summer's "Evan Almighty" and "Bad Santa."