Lauren Graham by Mike Guastella/ WireImage.com, Rob Thomas by M. Caulfield/WireImage.com
Talk about a match made in heaven. The brilliant words of
. The genius delivery of
. Together for the first time on TV. It could be one for the ages.
Just, apparently, not
Sources confirm to me exclusively that Mr. Veronica Mars recently approached Graham to play the female lead opposite Emmy winner
in ABC's forthcoming reboot of Thomas' beloved '90s dramedy
Says RT: "I love Lauren Graham. Bobby loves Lauren Graham. We explored the possibility, but we were told it wasn't what she wanted to do right now."
On the bright side, Graham is still very much interested in returning to TV, despite the recent dissolution of her NBC development deal. "I do want to work on television again," she tells
from the Philadelphia set of
The Dream of the Romans
, a romantic comedy she's filming opposite Jeff Daniels. "It's the steadiest job and the best writing for women.
"I would look forward to doing something where I can have a hand in the producing of the show or the direction of the show," she continues. "One of the things that I learned while I was on the
is that I want the process to be collaborative."
Incidentally, despite all of my
, Graham tells Comcast that she has yet to be approached about headlining NBC's
spin-off. "I haven't heard that," she says. (Note to Ben Silverman:
are you waiting for?!)
Meanwhile, the search for an actress to play Paula Marshall to Cannavale's Jeremy Piven on
continues. Got casting tips? Post 'em below. And feel free to reflect on what could've been had Graham responded favorably to Thomas' overture.
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