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OK, so Gilmore Girls and Men in Trees are not technically returning to TV, but the next best thing is happening:
ABC insiders confirm that the network has ordered a new Lauren Graham pilot about a self-help guru who helps women to live empowered and more fulfilling lives but who struggles with these issues herself after...wait for it...her boyfriend dumps her!
Sound familiar? Yes, take out the snowy mountains and burly men in plaid shirts and that is so Men in Trees!
No, Anne Heche is not onboard and neither is MIT creator and writer Jenny Bicks, but Lauren will be getting a love interest...
Sources tell me they are now actively casting Lauren's character's main boy-toy—the one she meets after her boyfriend dumps her in the pilot, which, of course, sets off a cycle of emotional weirdness that will be the basis of the series.
According to my moles, this role has not been cast yet. So, perk up! It's time now to post your suggestions in the comments for whom you'd love to see hooking up with Lorelai Gilmore Lauren Graham onscreen. (ABC casting peeps, are you listening?)
Also, feel free to post your hurrahs for Lauren's return to TV. Does this make up for the cancellation for Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money? Just a little? No? Yeah, I agree but this is still pretty awesome.