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The Gilmore Girls Will Never Die

Screengrab via Netflix.
Screengrab via Netflix.

It’s not a revival if the reanimated corpse of the resurrected doesn’t go stumbling on forever, unable to find peace. So, there will probably be a new season of Gilmore Girls: Another Hundred Years in the Life.

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Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos suggested that the streaming service is in “very preliminary” talks to extend their one-off Gilmore Girls special into a recurring series, The Hollywood Reporter reports, or at least give us one more round. This is not surprising at all when you consider how A Year in the Life ended: with a surprise baby announcement. Unless Rory went and had an abortion after the credits rolled, there’s still some drama to be mined from this situation.

Evening Times reports that Sarandos told the U.K. Press Association that he’d love nothing more than to feed the binge watchers, after being asked if there’d be more installments:

“We hope. We obviously loved the success of the show, fans loved how well it was done, it delivered what they hoped.

“The worst thing is to wait a couple of years for your favorite show to come back and for it to disappoint you, but they sure delivered and people were really excited about more, and we have been talking to them about the possibility of that.”

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According to THR, Netflix projection house Symphony has listed the ratings for Gilmore Girls at about 5 million viewers between the ages of 18 and 49, which, when compared to their other shows, puts it in third behind Orange Is the New Black’s fourth season and the first season of Fuller House. (Fuller House supposedly had 7.8 million viewers, which is truly terrifying.) It is completely expected that Gilmore Girls is probably getting another run and also that Logan is the dad. And that she’ll end up with Jess. Sorry and you’re welcome.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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cathyearnshaw
Cathy Earnshaw

Well, I feel pretty darn sure that Rory didn’t get an abortion, considering the fact that it was never even floated as a possibility on the series. I binge watched this show and really loved it, until I got to the season in which Sookie’s husband lies about getting a vasectomy and she gets pregnant again against her wishes and it’s played as a funny joke rather than an immense betrayal of trust.

And then (in the same season I think) poor Lane gets pregnant after having unpleasant sex one time and is like “I don’t feel ready, I have so many other things I want to do in my life, this isn’t what I want” and Rory (worst best friend in the universe) is just like “Oh don’t worry, you’ll be a great Mom!”— the very sensible notion that she might get an abortion is, of course, never mentioned. And then she has TWINS and has to watch her husband go on tour as a musician and live the life she wanted for herself.

Such utter bullshit.