Following stints on beloved dramas “Gilmore Girls” and “Parenthood,” Lauren Graham will finally be returning to series regular TV.
TVLine has the scoop that Graham has joined the cast of NBC midseason dramedy “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” The site reports that the actress will be playing a character named Joan, who is the boss of Zoey (Jane Levy), a computer coder. Graham will be replacing Carmen Cusack, who played the part in the show’s original pilot.
Here’s the scoop on the unique, music-based series, per TVLine:
‘Playlist’ follows San Francisco-based Zoey who, after an unusual event, begins hearing the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. She initially questions her own sanity, but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift. The cast also includesSkylar Astin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Ground Floor), Alex Newell (Glee), Mary Steenburgen (The Last Man on Earth), Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Covert Affairs), John Clarence Stewart (Luke Cage) and Andrew Leeds (Bones, Barry).
Graham has been keeping busy in recent years with roles on series including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” as well as reprising her most iconic character, Lorelai Gilmore, on Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” But she’s been absent from series regular television since “Parenthood” wrapped in 2015, and we can’t wait to watch her on a weekly basis again soon.
There’s no premiere date for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” yet, but it’s set to debut on NBC sometime during the 2020 midseason.