Netflix Chooses to Revive Gilmore Girls, NFL Gets a Star Wars Rating Boost
Remember back when The CW was actually called the WB? (Hell, I remember back when the WB was UPN! And now I feel old…) Fifteen years ago a little television series called Gilmore Girls aired its pilot episode and quickly became a flagship series for the network. It ran for seven years before being cancelled and becoming a cult hit series featured in various pop culture references and comedic remarks that still occur today. Netflix has decided to revive the series almost ten years after its final episode aired.
Don’t get too excited though. While the series is being brought back by its original creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, it’s not coming back for an extended period of time. Instead it’s getting a limited, four episode revival to give the series a true final sendoff for fans.
A Disastrous Final Season
The WB network went through a tumultuous time during the seven years Gilmore Girls aired. In 2006 the network turned into The CW and lost its creator amid contract disputes before its seventh season. The response to the resulting season went about as poorly as could be expected and The CW pulled the plug on the series for good.
Amy Sherman-Palladino has always been outspoken about giving the series a true ending. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly back in 2009, the Gilmore Girls creator revealed she had a different ending in mind. Fans have been clamoring to see her true ending ever since.
Right now the only thing closed is the deal between Warner Bros. and Netflix for the rights to make the limited-series revival and the attachment of Amy and executive producer Daniel Palladino. Right now the creators are in the process of getting back the original cast, which isn’t likely to be a big problem as many of them have outspokenly said they’d come back if the series ever needed them.
As of right now the rumor mill says that the series will consist of four 90-minute episodes, but that could of course change as the project moves forward. Whatever happens from here is pretty moot though. For now fans can rest assured their wait for more Gilmore Girls finally has a timeframe.
(Can we please get a moment of silence for theFireflyreunion that will never be… Thank you.)
NFL Gets a Star Wars Rating Boost
Last night, Monday Night Football recieved a massive ratings boost thanks to Star Wars. The first official trailer for the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiered during the game’s halftime commercial break and resulted in a 13% ratings boost compared to last week. That may not sound like much, but considering the already massive numbers Monday Night Football sees on a routine basis, it’s substantial.
The game scored an overall rating of 9.6, capping right around halftime at 11.7 when the trailer was being aired. Shortly after the trailer aired, all major sites pre-selling tickets went down due to massive amounts of unsustainable traffic.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens releases in theaters everywhere on December 18th.