Lauren Graham

Lauren Graham, best known for her motherly role as the Gilmore Girls' Lorelei Gilmore, will replace Maura Tierney on NBC's midseason show Parenthood, TVGuide.com has confirmed.   

Maura Tierney leaves Parenthood to accommodate cancer treatment

As first reported by EW, Graham, 42, will take on the role of Sarah, one of the many siblings in the Braverman clan. Maura Tierney initially held the part, but left the show to focus on her breast cancer treatments and recovery.

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NBC had also eyed Helen Hunt for the role, but talks fell through.

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