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'Gilmore Girls' revival: Jared Padalecki joins

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Dean is officially coming back!

Jared Padalecki has signed onto Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival.

The Supernatural star’s participation was perhaps the biggest lingering question about the much-anticipated reunion miniseries, which will consist of four 90-minute episodes.

Padalecki played Rory’s “perfect first boyfriend,” Dean Forester, and was on the show for five seasons. Also on board are Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, Liza Weil, Keiko Agena, Matt Czuchry and Milo Ventimiglia. On Wednesday night, Netflix also confirmed the addition of a new cast member, Sutton Foster (Younger), who appeared on Amy Sherman-Palladino’s short-lived ABC Family drama Bunheads

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The new drama, which has already begun production, will reunite the Gilmore Girls cast in Stars Hollow roughly eight years after the season 7 finale. The premiere date is yet to come.