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Jason Katims about Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham joined the Jason Katims NBC project “Parenthood”. EW’s “Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on ‘Glee,’ ‘Grey’s,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘Lost,’ and more!” which was published October 28, 2009 features a question about the midseason series:

Question: I love Lauren Graham just as much as you do! And I’m glad you got to interview her about Parenthood, but I want more! I’m greedy! — Elizabeth
Ausiello: If it’s more you want, it’s more you shall get. Parenthood boss Jason Katims tells me that Graham’s single mom Sarah will differ slightly from the version Maura Tierney played in the pilot. “We were very much writing for Maura and in Maura’s voice, so there will be adjustments because of who Lauren is as an actress,” he says. “But it’s not like we’re completely reinventing anything.” Although he concedes that the circumstances under which Graham landed the role were “not good” (Tierney left to undergo treatment for breast cancer), Katims says he’s “extremely excited” to be working with LG. “I love her work,” he raves, “and I’m just so excited about what she’ll bring to the show and her enthusiasm for the project.”

Entertainment Weekly spoke with the actress, too. Please read the interview with Lauren here:
Exclusive: ‘Gilmore’ girl Lauren Graham on her big TV comeback

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