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Casting Couch: Scott Cohen Reunites with Amy Sherman-Palladino on FOX

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 daffodils 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 has joined the cast of Jezebel James, where he'll 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...

Comments

Anonymous said…
That is excellent news. Having read the pilot, I can definitely see him in that part. I'm very curious as to who the female lead will be. Keep us posted!
Anonymous said…
Isn't Lauren's GG contract up this season? Why couldn't she commit to this next fall? They could always shoot around her GG schedule, as it is a 30 minute multicamera, right? I wonder. Isn't there some tension between Lauren and Amy or is that just gossip? I was under the impression that Lauren didn't like the direction that Amy was taking the show (GG). So how eager would she be to jump back in with Amy? After seeing the suck of post-Amy GG, perhaps she would be pretty damn eager.
Anonymous said…
I've loved Scott Cohen since The 10th Kingdom and think this is great news. When is the pilot filming? And is it multicamera or single camera?

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