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Gilmore Girls Creator Returning to the CW for New Pilot

Amy Sherman-Palladino

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is returning to the CW with a new pilot, The Wrap reports.

The untitled project is an hourlong family drama set on a horse farm in the Midwest or Rockies. The pilot reunites the CW with Sherman-Palladino and... read more

Exclusive: Fox Cuts Short Sherman-Palladino's Return

The Return of Jezebel James by Michael Lavine/Fox

That was quick. Fox has closed the book on Amy Sherman-Palladino's post-Gilmore Girls comeback vehicle, The Return of Jezebel James, after three abysmally rated outings. A Fox spokesperson confirms that the comedy starring Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as unlikely sisters has aired its last episode.OK, time for some Monday afternoon quarterbacking: Who deserves the blame here? AS-P? Fox for burying it on Friday night? The person in charge of integrating that horrible laugh track? Posey for failing to be, well, Lauren Graham? Post your theories below. read more

Gilmore Gal’s New Series—Jezebel James

The Return of Jezebel James by Michael Lavine/Fox

The creator of Gilmore Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, is back on the scene with new series The Return of Jezebel James. The series stars Parker Posey as a psycho kiddie book editor who’s dying to have babies of her own—but physically can’t. So, obviously, the next step in the process would be to ask her sis to borrow her uterus. No, that’s not weird or anything. Watch it now! | More online videosYour take: Think this has potential to be as good as Gilmore Girls? read more

I just saw your interview ...

Question: I just saw your interview with Amy Sherman-Palladino on the picket line in NYC. Did she mention anything to you about a future Gilmore Girls' reunion movie?


Answer: Sorry, but I thought it was a little tacky to grill her for scoop while she was taking part in a national protest. Besides, I was too busy trying to coax those elusive final four words out of her. Speaking of my visit to the front lines yesterday, I witnessed something really disturbing, and I feel it's my duty to pass the information on to you in the form of a very obvious blind item: Which entertainment-news-show talking head used the work stoppage as an opportunity to, um, strike while the iron's slutty? Said host — who knows a thing or read more

Exclusive: Setback for AS-P's Jezebel James?

Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose by Joe Viles/Fox

Well, this isn't the most encouraging sign. The episode order for Fox's The Return of Jezebel James, Amy Sherman-Palladino's eagerly awaited Gilmore Girls follow-up, has been trimmed from 13 to just seven. The half-hour comedy, which is essentially a female Odd Couple, stars Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as estranged sisters who forge an unusual partnership.Although no reason was given for the downgrade, a Fox spokesperson acknowledged in a statement that, "For several years, midseason has been a busy time at Fox as we prepare to launch new series and make room for returning favorites like 24 and American Idol. We have always planned to launch The Return of Jezebel James in midseason, and seven episodes are all we need to allow us to program the series through the current broadcast season. We are big fans of Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino and the extremely talented cast and are looking forward to airing the show."The news comes on the same day that it was announced that AS-P... read more

SJP Is AS-P's Late Bloomer, More Movie News

Sarah Jessica Parker is a single woman who, after the death of her mother, bonds with her dad as they each venture into the dating world in The Late Bloomer's Revolution, an adaptation of the Amy Cohen book and Gilmore Girl boss Amy Sherman-Palladino's feature-directing debut.... Also per Variety, Frank Langella will present Cameron Diaz with The Box in a horror flick helmed by Donnie Darko's Richard Kelly.... The 300 team of director Zack Snyder and scribe Kurt Johnstad are reuniting for The Last Photograph, a drama based on an original idea of Snyder's. read more

Live Press Tour Diary: Fox, Day 2

Thomas Dekker and Lena Headey by Joe Viles/Fox

COPS 20th SEASON BREAKFAST9-10 am: The menu consists of donuts... donuts... and more donuts! Get it? Cops? Donuts? It's genius!THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES PANEL10 am: The million-dollar question: Will anyone ask star Thomas Dekker about his controversial exit from Heroes? I've got 15 bucks riding on no.10:10 am: Lena Headey is making herself very comfortable. In a TCA first, she's sitting with her legs crossed.10:12 am: Summer Glau simply "adores" Arnold Schwarzenegger, but her Terminator will be different than his.10:15 am: A reporter comments that Headey and Dekker are very close in age for a mother and son, to which Headey says, "If only that were true." For the record, Headey is 34 and Dekker is 19.10:23 am: Scoop! The show's title may be changed to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.10:26 am: Schwarzenegger is too "expensive" and "busy" to make a cameo on SCC.10:28 am: Scoop! SCC costar Richard T. Jones will be back for the first couple of episodes of Girlfriends. Says he'... read more

If you get Amy ...

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, Gilmore Girls

Question: If you get Amy Sherman-Palladino to spill the final four words she had in mind for Gilmore Girls, you might actually be earning your salary.


Answer: Bite me.

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So, what gives? There is no ...

Question: So, what gives? There is no way you could still be at Fox's upfront party. Did you track down AS-P, and, if so, what were the final four words she had in mind for Gilmore Girls?


Answer: OK, here's the deal: Yes, I tracked her down, but, no, she did not cough up those elusive four words. But wait — there's more. And it's good. No, amazing. No, un-frakkin'-believable. Amazing, even. Wait, did I say that already? Well, it's true. Because just as I was about to brand her a big ol' promise-breaker right there in front of all those industry types, Amy explained why she couldn't divulge her long-ago-planned Gilmore ending. (Gilmore fanat read more

Fox Keeps Things Stable - and Welcomes Back Kelsey

Past experience has shown that it's wise to write down the new Fox schedule in pencil. There's always a change or two (or three) by the time the fall rolls around. But stability was the message for the 2007-08 season: Prison Break, 24, House, Bones, American Idol, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? and the Sunday animation block will all return in their same time periods next season. Sure, Fox always falters when the season begins, but the network is about to finish No. 1 in viewers aged 18-49 for the third season in a row.As far as new shows, Fox is trying to regain the edge it seemed to abandon in this past season's development (which was dismal). The most promising attempt is on Monday at 9 pm with K-Ville, starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as two cops in post-Katrina New Orleans. We were puzzled when a reporter asked entertainment president Peter Liguori if doing such a show was exploiting a disaster. What should a contemporary show filmed in New Orleans be about? Mardi ... read more

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