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Melissa McCarthy Signs Up for Revival of ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix

Netflix to Reprise Classic Series in Four Two-Hour Installments

Melissa McCarthy will reprise her role as Sookie St. James in the upcoming revival of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix. The streamer will air four two-hour original installments of the 2000-07 dramedy, which began on The WB and concluded on The CW. And McCarthy, who is expected to make a cameo appearance (or two), will join returning cast members Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Rose Abdoo, Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, Sally Struthers, David Sutcliffe, Jared Padalecki, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Danny Strong and Vanessa Marano.

Netflix has not announced a release date yet of this new “Gilmore News.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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