Melissa McCarthy Just Announced The Best ‘Gilmore Girls’ News Ever

by Lily Myers

Drumroll please… Melissa McCarthy, aka Sookie St. James, is re-joining the Gilmore Girls reboot! THIS NOT A DRILL!

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For months, we’ve heard that McCarthy wasn’t coming back to Stars Hollow because she wasn’t asked and/or was too busy. Rumors of bad blood between McCarthy and Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino were denied by both parties; Sherman-Palladino reported that she really wanted McCarthy’s return, but thought that McCarthy was too busy. “We’d say, ‘Look, we know you didn’t hear a Melissa McCarthy arc in here because we are not naïve enough to think we’re going to be able to grab her for 60 days of shooting,’” Sherman-Palladino told Entertainment Weekly. “Netflix was like, ‘We’d really like Melissa.’ I said, ‘We’d really like Melissa too!’”

We’d really like Melissa too!! And finally, the stars have aligned. McCarthy went on the Ellen DeGeneres show to announce that, finally, they’d worked out the scheduling kinks. “Literally about an hour and a half ago we figured out that I am gonna go back and do it, and I am so excited,” McCarthy announced. “Amy Sherman-Palladino’s going to squeeze me in to do it, and I am so excited to go back to Stars Hollow.” 


Top image via Warner Bros.

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