Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, ended on a (spoiler alert) huge cliffhanger. Alexis Bledel’s Rory confessed to Lauren Graham’s Lorelai that she’s pregnant. Nobody knows who the father is (it’s totally Logan), and it seemed like a really awkward place to end the show in the event Netflix decided not to pick it up for a second season. There’s a good chance we’ll find out who the dad is, as well as see more of Luke’s weird hairline and that pig that Kirk has for some reason.
Netflix’s COO Ted Sarandos recently told UK’s Press Association (via Deadline) that they’ve started having talks with Gilmore Girls creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino about another season. The first season of GG: A Year in the Life was considered a success; the first episode got 5.99 million viewers in the first three days of streaming.
It sounds like a second season wouldn’t be a total waste of time. Except that Vanity Fair points out there’s a lot of people involved with Gilmore Girls that might be too busy to commit to more episodes. Lauren Graham is starring in a pilot for Fox called Linda from HR and has a recurring role on the upcoming season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Milo Ventimiglia is busy with This Is Us. Amy Sherman-Palladino has a new show premiering this month on Amazon called The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. And we all know how full Chad Michael Murray’s schedule is.
The obvious solution here is to just write the whole second season around Kelly Bishop. One, because DUH. But two, because I’m sure everyone would watch a whole year’s worth of Emily Gilmore volunteering at the whaling museum.
One ticket to the Nantucket Whaling Museum please. pic.twitter.com/V4sH7WeqYt
— Gilmore Girls (@GilmoreGirls) December 30, 2016
Lauren Graham stars as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, Netflix’s continuation of the twee WB series with the overly caffeinated, hyper-articulate mother-daughter duo. Lauren, who most recently starred on NBC’s weepy Parenthood, told EW that she wouldn’t watch herself on screen. She’s not that type of actress. I feel her. You know that feeling you get when you see yourself on film and realize you look that rotund or you hear a recording of your voice and realize you sound like Richard Simmons smashed with Cliff Claven from Cheers? Does that only happen to me?
Whoever cut that trailer knows exactly what the Gilmore Girls audience wants: cake frosting ejaculation jokes! Thanks, Netflix.
Netflix’s 4-episode series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts on November 25th, and the first official trailer was released today. For people who have zero interest in a mother-daughter team who talk like they’ve been snorting coke and mainlining coffee all day, the trailer will feel like a two-and-a-half minute long commercial for American Girl’s new line of Barbie-style dolls called Wholesome Gals. But for the rest of us losers, it pretty much takes us right back to the Gilmore Girls we left behind. Both Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel look the exact same. It must be all that speed-talking. It never gives the skin on their face a chance to settle.
Everyone makes an appearance. There’s Luke, Kirk, Paris, a giant painted tribute to the dearly departed Edward Hermann, Jess, Dean, the Gilmore Guys and the will-she-or-won’t-she-show-up of the new series Melissa McCarthy. I know we’re all supposed to be really excited that Melissa McCarthy is back, but her appearance was overshadowed by Sally Struthers and Liz Torres at the 1:56 mark. Fingers are crossed Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life will be a ratings hit that prompts Netflix to give us what we really want: a six-episode spin-off called Babette and Miss Patty: 24 Wild Hours.
And shout out to that joke about Tori Spelling’s hibachi grill incident at Benihana! I bet Tori Spelling is already on the phone with SAG-AFTRA to see if using her name in a joke can be classified as a paid acting gig.