The good news: Lauren Graham's CW dramedy pilot finally has a title: 'Unfamous.' The not-so-good news: it's still uncertain whether the project will be picked up to series.
The pilot is based on Graham's debut novel, 'Someday, Someday Maybe,' and follows a struggling actress in New York City, who is nearing the end of her imposed deadline of making it big in the Big Apple. The project was written by Graham, who is also serving as an executive producer, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Jeff Kleeman ('The Change Up').
Though The CW is expected to formally announce its pilot orders in the coming days, earlier this month at the Television Critics Association winter tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz said Graham's submitted script was "excellent" and is "under consideration."
Of course, the pilot season is very competitive, and as Pedowitz said, there are only "so many slots," so the network will have to figure out whether the dramedy fits within any of those spots. Being a non-genre script might work in the project's favor though, since the market is saturated with genre shows. Besides, with Graham and DeGeneres, it seems like only a matter of time that 'Unfamous' becomes, well, famous.
Graham has a great history with The CW, after all. Before starring on 'Parenthood,' she, of course, played Lorelai Gilmore on The CW's/The WB's 'Gilmore Girls.'