I love my wife. She’s a woman of many talents, but unfortunately creative writing is not really one of them. Even if she was a better writer though, I have a feeling that I still wouldn’t let her write up this article about how Netflix is reviving Gilmore Girls because there’s a fairly good chance that the entire piece will just be the letters “OMG” repeated over and over again.
TVLine reports that Netflix is bring back the super-popular show about Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel), a quirky mother and daughter duo making a living in the eclectic small town of Stars Hollow where Lorelai runs a bed-and-breakfast with her best friend/chef Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy). The comedy-drama ran for 7 seasons from 2000 to 2007, earning several Emmy Award nominations and actually winning one in the process. It was widely known for it’s rapid fire dialogue stuffed with pop culture references (think Aaron Sorkin by way of Joss Whedon)
Gilmore Girls started its life on the now defunct WB network, but at the end of the show’s 6th season it would move to The CW after the network was folded into a merger between Warner Bros and UPN. However, during the merger, new contract negotiations failed with series creator/showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino and her executive producer husband Daniel Palladino. As a result the pair would not return for the next season, which would then end up being its last as it was cancelled – reportedly due to money troubles as the cast became too expensive.
But according to the report, Netflix is bring back the Palladinos to spearhead this new effort which will be comprised of “four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies” that will wrap up the story the way the creator originally intended. At this point, although contracts aren’t finalized yet, it looks like Graham and Bledel are a lock to return, though it seems unlikely that McCarthy – whose Hollywood career has since blown up massively – will join them. Scott Patterson, who played Lorelai’s romantic interest Luke Danes, and Kelly Bishop, who played Lorelai’s affluent mother Emily Gilmore, also looks likely to reprise their roles. Unfortunately, Edward Herrmann, who played Lorelai’s father Richard Gilmore, passed away last year, so there will be one less placing at the dinner table for the Gilmore’s weekly condescending, meddling family dinner.
Sherman-Palladino revealed earlier in the year that she had actually planned out the show’s final four words, but then never got to use them. Now is her chance to fix that and I’m sure that plenty of fans will be more than happy with that news.
Last Updated: October 21, 2015