Actress Lauren Graham during an interview on January 20, 2015
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January 21, 2015 12:55 PM EST

On Jan. 29, Parenthood will come to a close after six heartfelt seasons. Lauren Graham, who stars as single mom Sarah Braverman, is of course emotional about the show’s ending — but she’s at least had a chance to say a proper goodbye, because the cast and crew knew in advance the sixth season would be the last.

And as Graham explained to Seth Meyers on Monday’s episode of Late Night, she wasn’t so lucky with her previous show, Gilmore Girls.

“It’s really difficult but also really nice to be able to say goodbye,” Graham said about shooting the final scenes of Parenthood. “I’ve mainly been on shows where they just yank it and you find out later.”

Watch above as she reflects on the exact moment when she learned the beloved Gilmore Girls was no more.

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