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'Gilmore Girls' fans, get excited: a reunion is happening

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(Read caption) 'Gilmore Girls' stars Lauren Graham (center), Alexis Bledel (r.), and Sean Gunn (l.).

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“Gilmore Girls” fans were excited enough when the show became available on Netflix last month. Now there’s going to be a mini-reunion at the ATX Television Festival in Austin, Tex.

“Gilmore” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will attend the festival this June, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The festival will also include a reunion of the writers for another WB show, “Dawson’s Creek,” as well as appearances from HBO director of original programming Kathleen McCaffrey, showrunner Noah Hawley from the FX drama “Fargo,” and others. 

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As for the “Gilmore” reunion, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Sherman-Palladino said, “Gilmore was the highlight of my ridiculous life. I can't wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist, where stress and coffee were Mama's little helpers, and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very, very cool.” 

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“Gilmore” centered on mother Lorelai (Graham) and daughter Rory (Bledel) Gilmore, who are also best friends and live in the quirky Connecticut town of Stars Hollow. The cast also included Edward Herrmann and Kelly Bishop as Lorelai’s parents, with whom she had a difficult relationship, and Jared Padalecki of “Supernatural” and “Mob City” actor Milo Ventimiglia as Rory’s love interests.

In an interview with the Monitor soon after the show's debut, Sherman-Palladino noted the importance of Stars Hollow on the show. 

“I never grew up with community and that idea is so charming to me, that I wanted Lorelai to have sought out a community where Rory could grow up protected and free,” she said. “The town has a personality.” 

At the time of its premiere, Monitor television critic M.S. Mason called the show “promising.”

“A smart and funny comedy [with] a touch of ‘Northern Exposure,’” Mason wrote of the show.

The show aired for seven seasons on first the WB, then the CW.


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