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‘Gilmore Girls’ to cover one calendar year: report


Monday, October 26, 2015, 8:38 PM

Each of the four episodes in Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival will reportedly represent a different season of the calendar year.©Warner Bros/courtesy Everett Co

Each of the four episodes in Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival will reportedly represent a different season of the calendar year.

One of the biggest questions surrounding the upcoming “Gilmore Girls” reboot has been answered.

Every episode of the revival will take place during a different season of the year, according to TV Line, which explains why the new series will be made up of four 90-minute episodes.

Many were surprised upon first hearing that the new series would go with a mini-movie format as opposed to a more traditional TV show structure — but the seasonal format seems to fit the new mold well.


TV Line is also reporting that the new show will be set in the present day, eight years from where the original series concluded.

The new series has not yet been officially announced yet, but TV Line reported last week that Netflix had reached a deal with Warner Brothers for the right to revive the early-to-mid 2000s fan favorite.

The main cast from the original series — which is comprised of Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bledel and Scott Patterson — is all expected to return, although high profile actress Melissa McCarthy is not, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel are each expected to return in the “Gilmore Girls” reboot.

The show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, oversaw the first six seasons of “Gilmore Girls,” though she left before the seventh and final season due to a contract dispute.

Sherman-Palladino, who has been part of the discussions for the new series, has expressed disappointment in the past that she didn’t get to be a part of the original show’s finale.

“It’s always a bummer when you don’t get to end it,” she said earlier this year at the Austin TVFestival. “I had hoped maybe that there would have been a call, ‘Hey, it’s the last episode, do you want to come back?’ And there wasn’t. But that’s OK, that’s not the way it works in Hollywood where there are rules.”

“Gilmore Girls,” which ran from 2000 to 2007, has done well on Netflix, which is likely part of the reason the streaming giant was interested in a reboot.

Netflix’s reported revival of “Gilmore Girls” comes just months after it began producing a 13-episode spinoff of “Full House” titled “Fuller House,” which is due to come out in 2016.

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