Celebrate the unbreakable bond of family this Thanksgiving with the network television debut of GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE starting Monday, November 23rd at 7pm.
The colorful cast of characters from the beloved series returns to Stars Hallow during the four-night special event. The miniseries will represent one two-hour season each night starting at 7pm, beginning with the "Winter" chapter on Monday evening and ending with "Fall" on Thursday. The event is a fitting tribute to this year's recognition of the twentieth anniversary of the original GILMORE GIRLS series premiere.
Debuting on October 5, 2000 and airing for seven seasons on both The CW and its predecessor The WB, GILMORE GIRLS told the story of a close relationship between a mother and her daughter: Best friends first. Mother and daughter second. Accentuating that relationship were stacks of stories and characters within their cozy and eccentric town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut. When we last saw the Gilmores, Rory (Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”) had just graduated from Yale and was poised to cover Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Lorelai (Lauren Graham, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) and Luke Danes (Scott Patterson, “Saw” films) shared a kiss, hinting there might be a future for the couple. GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE kicks off years later in present-day Stars Hollow.
As GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE begins, Lorelai still runs the Dragonfly Inn (and chugs coffee like its water) and Rory, now 32, has experienced some success in her journalism career. As Rory works through job-related struggles and Lorelai deals with some unresolved issues of her own, Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop, “The Good Wife”) has been handling the loss of her dear husband, Richard. Emily is at a major crossroads in her life, recently widowed and trying to figure out what to do next. Richard’s death forces Emily and Lorelai to finally reexamine their own fraught relationship, and what the future holds for this mother and daughter.
We see the return of many of Rory’s circle, including her best friend Lane Kim (Keiko Agena, “Prodigal Son”), who still plays in a band with her husband Zack (Todd Lowe, “True Blood”) and is the mother of twin boys. High school frenemy-turned-college roommate-turned- close friend (and still occasional nemesis) Paris Geller (Liza Weil, “How To Get Away With Murder,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) also returns, and Rory’s most memorable ex-boyfriends – Logan (Matt Czuchry, “The Resident), Jess (Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”), and Dean (Jared Padalecki, “Supernatural”) – surface throughout the chapters.
The Dragonfly Inn’s resident head chef and co-owner, Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy, “Spy,” “The Heat”), is also back along with the snooty-but-oh-so-lovable concierge Michel (Yanic Truesdale, “Bad Karma”). Stars Hollow’s cast of characters is back in full swing with Kirk Gleason (Sean Gunn, “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2”) and another business idea, and Taylor (Michael Winters, “Days of our Lives”), who stages a classic Star Hollow musical. Of course, the citizens are once again abuzz at the latest town meeting. As for Lorelai’s love life, Luke remains in her heart and in her life.
Grab some blankets, pour some coffee, and get ready to spend the holiday week with the Gilmores Event that's certainly something for which to be thankful.