Thursday, May 03, 2007

Gilmore Girls Canceled

I don't know if any of you care about this, and, to be honest, I care much less than I would have, say, four years ago, but, according to Variety, Gilmore Girls has been canceled.

Once upon a time, this show was some pretty magical tv -- witty, quirky, emotional (but not melodramatic), and very well acted. Aside from introducing the world to the glorious Lauren Graham (I can't say enough good things about this woman) and Alexis Bledel, it brought Tony winner Kelly Bishop into our lives on a weekly basis as Emily Gilmore, and gave us our first glimpses of eye candy Chad Michael Murray, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia and Adam Brody.

The show has gone somewhat downhill the past few years (especially after last season's departure of creator Amy Sherman-Palladino), but there was still a lot to enjoy about an hour each week spent in Stars Hollow.

According to, there had been plans to bring back the show for a shortened 13-episode season, but the negotiations came down to a salary dispute, and Graham and Bledel rejected the CW's final offer.

The CW and WB released a joint statement:

"Announcing the final season of Gilmore Girls is truly a sad moment for everyone at the CW and Warner Bros. Television. This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television's most memorable, lovable characters. We thank Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, Dave Rosenthal, the amazing cast led by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, as well as the producers, writers and crew, for giving us this delightful gem for the past seven years. We would also like to thank the critics and Gilmore fans for their passionate support and promise to give this series the send-off it deserves."

A moment of silence for Lorelai and Rory...

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