Jace at Televisionary January 24, 2007
Because I’ve gotten so many emails asking me if I knew about this latest bit of pilot casting news, I figure I might as well share it with the rest of you out there.
Scott Cohen has signed on to star in Amy Sherman-Palladino’s comedy pilot The Return of Jezebel James for FOX.
For those of us that follow such events, it’s a blessed marriage and the reunion of two TV greats. Scott Cohen, of course, memorably played Lorelai’s doomed lover and almost-husband Max Medina on Gilmore Girls.
The two met at Rory’s private school, Chilton, where Max was a tweed-wearing teacher, and he and Lorelai nearly tied the knot (he proposed with 1000 yellow daisies in the days when there was an Independence Inn on the show), but she jilted him and instead took a road trip to Harvard with Rory. Ringing a bell?
As previously reported, Amy Sherman-Palladino’s comedy The Return of Jezebel James has been ordered to pilot; it’s about two estranged sisters who reunite when the elder sister, Coco, asks her younger, kooky sister, Sarah, to carry her child.
Enter Scott Cohen, who will play Marcus, a confirmed bachelor AND Sarah’s boyfriend. (Tricky, that.) One can only imagine how he’ll take the news of Sarah’s pregnancy scheme ….
I think the casting is brilliant, but it only heightens the fact that, no matter how hard I try, I can’t help but read the script and imagine Lauren Graham playing Sarah.
If only ….
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionary.blogspot.com.
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