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Lauren Graham's ABC pilot: It's a 'Go'

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ABC gave a thumbs-up Thursday to the single-camera comedy pilot Let it Go that’ll star Lauren Graham as a self-help guru who fails to follow her own advice, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Alex Herschlag (Will & Grace) wrote script and is exec producing the pilot with Mitch Hurwitz and The Tannenbaum Co. Graham will also produce.

Graham talked to our own Michael Ausiello recently¬† about the pilot, which is in contention for fall: “It’s a darker comedy…more like Arrested Development. Men in Trees was a really well written dramedy, but it was soft and sweet — kind of in the tone of Gilmore Girls. This is more comedic…. She’s a self-help guru who is truly a mess and is obsessed with [her ex-boyfriend] who dumped her. It’s really funny because it’s so backwards. I went to Barnard College and I did my feminist studies, but I think what’s funny about this character is she is deeply flawed. I loved Lorelai, but she wasn’t deeply flawed. She was very easy to root for. This is a slightly more twisted central character.”