Oh, So This Is Why Melissa McCarthy Isn’t In The New Series Of Gilmore Girls

Plus three more need-to-know facts about the up-coming series.

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This morning we were totally devo to hear that one of our fave characters from Gilmore Girls won’t be returning.

Melissa McCarthy, who played Lorelai’s bestie on the show took to Twitter to announce that she hadn’t received an invitation to return to the series, unlike her famous co-stars.

Ooo Em Gee

This tweet, posted by Melissa last night is a far cry from what the creator, Amy Sherman Palladino, said about her absence.

“Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it,” explained Amy in an interview with TV Line.

“It was a character we knew we could not count on in terms of story, because Melissa just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time to carve out for us,” she continued.

We reckon the Gilmore Girls just won’t be the same without Sookie’s hilarious antics and more importantly who’s going to run the Inn with Lorelai, cook delicious looking food and help Lorelai out with all of her love woes?


3 more things we know about the new GG series

1. The first episode will deal with Richard’s passing

Edward Herrman, who played Lorelai’s dad Richard passed away in December 2014. The first episode, called Winter, will deal with the grief that ensued following his passing in the show.

2. We will finally find out what those four words are

Before Amy Sherman Palladino left the show after season six she let it be known that she had a plan all along for how the show would end, and it involved four words. We’ve been left wondering what it could have been for years and now that Amy is back we’ll get to find out. Hoorah!

3. Rory’s exes might be returning

Whether it was Dean, Logan or Jess who floated your boat, rumour has it that all the boys have been invited back and they’re just waiting on the actors to confirm.


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