July 31, 2010 at 04:54 PM EDT

Image Credit: Patrick Ecclesine/The WBJust as the buzz surrounding a Gilmore Girls reunion project starts dying down, something happens to reawaken the beast. In this case, it’s the interview I conducted last night with the show’s former leading man Scott Patterson. While our conversation was initially focused on his role in NBC’s new serial thriller The Event, it quickly shifted into Gilmore territory. In my defense, I did have the world’s perfect segue: Patterson’s Event son-in-law is none other than ex-Parenthood star Jason Ritter, whose May-December romance with Patterson’s ex-Gilmore love Lauren Graham was one of the high points of the show’s stellar first season…

For more videos from Friday’s NBC bash—including interviews with Law & Order: Los Angeles‘ Skeet Ulrich, Outlaw‘s Jimmy Smits, and Burn Notice‘s Sharon Gless—head over to the Ausiello TV hub.

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