Why Netflix’s Gilmore Girls Revival Is Unlikely to Fail

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Why Netflix’s Gilmore Girls is unlikely to fail

Creator Amy Sherman-PalladinoGilmore Girls sensibility will be back in full force. As Sharan Shetty notes, "there are zero reasons to think she’ll do anything but knock it out of the park. In other words, the 360 new minutes of Gilmore Girls will likely be just as good as anything in its first six seasons. Fans should rest easy and begin plotting their next scheme: Getting Netflix to bring back Bunheads.” PLUS: What if the revival ruins Gilmore Girls’ legacy?, the Netflix revival will time jump to the present day, and Lauren Graham won’t confirm or deny the news.


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