Melissa McCarthy Is Returning to the 'Gilmore Girls' Netflix Revival After All


When the news first came out of a Gilmore Girls revival being in the works on Netflix, there was understandable excitement from a loving fanbase that hadn't returned to Stars Hollow for nearly a decade. The news was soured, however, when it appeared the reboot would be a Sookie-less venture. The best friend of Lorelai (Lauren Graham), played by the ever-hilarious Melissa McCarthy, was not involved. 

Now, thankfully, the comedian is officially going to return to the series, making the announcement on Thursday's episode of Ellen. "Literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I'm gonna go back and do it and I am so excited," McCarthy said. "And they are gonna be amazing. [Gilmore Girls creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it and I'm very happy to go back to Stars Hollow ... I'm just really excited about that. So it just happened and I got asked a lot about it, and as of not even two hours ago, it's happening."

Initially, McCarthy revealed on Twitter in February that nobody had asked her to be apart of the revival, though Sherman-Palladino later clarified that one of the difficulties was finding time in McCarthy's busy schedule. Suffice to say, she's been very busy since the show ended with several box office comedy hits, including Spy and Bridesmaids

Thankfully, though, that mess is all over, and we can look forward to Sookie's return when the Gilmore Girls revival is released. In the meantime, check out McCarthy's announcement of the good news on Ellen below.