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Lauren Graham's Book Adaptation Lands at CW With Script Commitment

The "Parenthood" star will adapt "Someday, Someday, Maybe" for the youth-skewing network, with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman on board to executive produce.

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Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham is returning to The CW.

The youth-skewing network has picked up the script for an adaptation of Graham's debut novel, Someday, Someday, Maybe, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Graham will pen the script and executive produce the drama for Warner Bros. Television. Ellen DeGeneres, who regularly has her friend and Parenthood star Graham on her show as a guest, will executive produce the project with Jeff Kleeman through their A Very Good Production banner.

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The drama -- a fictionalized story about her experience acting during the 1990s -- centers on a young woman with six months left on her three-year plan to make a career as an actress in New York City.

The news comes two months after word leaked that Graham was developing her best-seller as a potential TV series and returns the actress to the network where she starred on The WB -- and later The CW's -- on Gilmore Girls, one of the series that helped jump-start the young network. The project also reteams Graham with Gilmore Girls studio Warner Bros. Television, who produced all seven seasons of the series that co-starred Alexis Bledel.

Graham is repped by ICM Partners, John Carrabino Management and Hansen Jacobson.

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