Gilmores no more? Or maybe so? The latest (sort of) news!

Update

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The show was officially canceled as of today.


On the heels of this week’s Gilmore Sounding Board comes the latest — in a “no news is maybe non-news but maybe it really is news in itself” kind of way — news from TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello, who dishes out more scoop than Baskin Robbins.


The girls with producer David Rosenthal

His report is right here:

Looks like we’ve got ourselves a nail-biter, folks.

Although all indications were that Warner Bros. and the CW were nearing a deal to bring Gilmore Girls back for a shortened eighth season, sources close to the negotiations now tell me that talks are at a complete [Gulp] standstill.

“It’s anybody’s guess what’s going to happen,” reports my Gilmore mole. “There’s no deal in place at this point, and there may never be. This is probably going to come down to the wire.”

The holdup can be summed up in five words: Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. According to the insider, “very good” offers were made to both actresses, but it apparently wasn’t enough to coax signatures out of them. “Now it’s a game of chess,” whispers the spy. “It could go either way.”

Further complicating matters is the fact that the CW’s upfront presentation — the unoffical deadline for a deal to be brokered — is scheduled for May 17. What’s so complicated about that, you ask? Well, that’s two days after the show’s potential swan song airs. In other words, if negotiations literally go down to the wire, we won’t know if we’re watching the season or series finale.

Bottom line: This kind of uncertainty sucks for everyone.

Will we get to spend another season in Stars Hollow, or will “Bon Voyage” really be the bon voyage?

And it’s possible that we won’t even know while we’re watching it?

Whew.

Hold on to your hats and consider the situation monitored. I’ll post any developments as they happen.

Though if the show does end now, Lauren Graham will have a lot more time to date! Me!

But.

If it means we’d get another season, I’d be willing to take one for the team and delay the courtship another few months.

I’ve waited this long, after all, and I think she’s worth the wait.

Stay tuned.

0 comments

  1. Katy says:

    Thanks for keeping me covered. :)

    And for being willing put your love for sweet Lauren on the back burner. We appreciate it.

    I’ll have to count on you to keep me informed, because I won’t be able to heed your warning not to read the CW write-up on “Bon Voyage” if I even start heading over to Ausiello’s neck of the woods. Once I start, I can’t stop!

    (Love those facial expressions on Rosenthal and the girls!)

  2. John says:

    As you know, I do my best to put the Gilmore fans first. I’ll worry about dating Lauren later. :)

    As for avoiding the CW’s description of the finale, please continue to do so. Like I said, it doesn’t give away any details, per se, but once you read it it’s easy to connect the dots. Besides, it’s only two weeks before the season’s over, and I promise those last two episodes will be much, much sweeter if you don’t know hardly anything going in.

    I love the facial expressions in that photo, too! Rosenthal looks like a guy who’d be writing Gilmore Girls. You’d have to be a fun, smart, thoughtful person to keep that show going, and I’m really impressed with how incredibly well he’s been shaping things as we head toward the season finale.

    Thanks for sharing the excitement! And now, we wait … :)

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