Though it seemed that there might have been bad blood between Melissa McCarthy and the rest of the crew over in Stars Hollow, she’s confirmed that her absence from Gilmore Girls stems from a misunderstanding about her busy schedule.

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Speaking with E!, McCarthy said that she’s still not planning on showing up in the Gilmore Girls Netflix reboot: “I didn’t actually get asked to do it. But I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was.”

You may recall that, previously, show creator Amy Sherman Palladino said that McCarthy was too busy to appear on the show. In response to the probably tons of tweets McCarthy got from fans who were upset with that news, she responded by saying that she actually hadn’t even been asked about her schedule.

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At the time, it was unclear exactly what had happened, but our assumptions appear to have been confirmed: everyone thought Melissa was too big of a star, so they didn’t ask, and now it’s too late. Always ask; the worst they can say is no!

Anyway, McCarthy is still super supportive of the show:

“I’m actually thrilled that it’s happening,” she says. “I loved that show, and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great and I will watch every single one of them.”

“That was seven years of my life and it was really great,” she went on to say. “I was proud of that show.”

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Meanwhile, it seems like everyone else, probably even the town troubadour, are returning, so you won’t even notice Sookie’s gone—until it’s revealed she’s left Jackson and their 5,000 kids and run off with Kirk.


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