Written by Melanie Burton, April 8, 2016

THAT SHE’LL BE IN IT!! Can we get a hell yeah!? After speculation that Melissa McCarthy wouldn’t be joining the Gilmore Girls cast for the reboot, she’s just confirmed that she actually WILL BE coming back to Stars Hollow. *screams*

Yep, Lorelai’s bestie Sookie is back – with Melissa announcing on the Ellen DeGeneres show that she and showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino came to a dealio.

“[Gilmore Girls] is a show, which was near and dear to my heart for four years, and we could not get those schedules to work,” she says. “And there was a whole thing. And then I was gonna be out of the country and blah, blah, blah. And literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it and I am so excited. And they are gonna be amazing.”


Amy told Entertainment Weekly this week that she was wanting to have Melissa back but said they couldn’t because of her busy schedule – while Mel says she was never asked.

“I know what the scene is. I’ll pre-light it for her. She can drive up, run in, shoot it, and run out,” Amy says. “I can get her in and out in two hours. If she finds that time, I don’t care when it is, we will make it happen.”

And make it happen they did. Can’t wait!!

Melissa McCarthy on Ellen DeGeneres revealing that she’ll be appearing on Gilmore Girls

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