Lauren Graham Joins NBC’s ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ in First Series Regular Role Since ‘Parenthood’

“Gilmore Girls” alum will play Jane Levy’s boss on the midseason dramedy, replacing Carmen Cusack from the pilot

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Lauren Graham is returning to TV with her first series regular role since NBC’s “Parenthood” ended in 2015 and is returning to NBC as well.

The “Gilmore Girls” alum has joined “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” the network’s upcoming midseason dramedy, an NBC spokesperson told TheWrap. She will play Joan — the boss of computer coder Zoey (Jane Levy) — replacing Carmen Cusack from the Paul Feig-produced show’s pilot.

Along with Levy, Graham joins a cast that includes Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart and Mary Steenburgen.

Here’s NBC’s description for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”:

In this joyous and celebratory drama, Zoey Clarke is a whip-smart computer coder forging her way in San Francisco. After an unusual event she starts to hear the innermost wants and desires of the people around her through songs. At first, she questions her own sanity but soon realizes this unwanted curse may just be an incredibly wonderful gift.

Austin Winsberg will write and executive produce the series with Richard Shepard directing and executive producing the pilot. Feig, Jessie Henderson, Kim Tannenbaum, Eric Tannenbaum, David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will also executive produce.

“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” hails from Lionsgate and Universal Television in association with the Tannenbaum Company, FeigCo Entertainment and Universal Music Group.

TVLine first reported the news of Graham’s casting.