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November 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Gilmore Girls

type
TV Show
Current Status
In Season
seasons
7
run date
10/05/00-05/15/07
performer
Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Keiko Agena, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, Melissa McCarthy, Jared Padalecki, Scott Patterson, Liz Torres, Yanic Truesdale, Milo Ventimiglia
guest performer
Rob Estes
broadcaster
The CW, WB
genre
Drama, Comedy

For Gilmore Girls fans, season 7 is a sensitive subject. After series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, along with executive producer Daniel Palladino, left the show at the end of season 6 following contract disputes, the show continued on for what would become a fine final season — though not quite the show fans adored (hence the desire for a revival).

But it wasn’t just the fans who felt like something was off about season 7. “That’s the only time on the show that I would say, ‘This is not an Emily line,'” Kelly Bishop tells EW. “A lot of the writers had been on the team when Amy was there, but Amy has such a specific voice and, to me, it didn’t match up. Plus, we just missed her. She was our god; she created us.”

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For Lauren Graham, it wasn’t until the cast got back together to film the upcoming Netflix revival, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, that she realized there was a chunk of season 7 missing from her memory. “Christopher [Hayden] and I got married in that season. When we came back to do [the revival], I say something about having been married or somebody says it to me, and I was like, ‘I was never married.’ I forgot,” Graham says. “They had to get one of the super-fan assistants to get on the phone with me to remind me. She had to tell me the whole thing. It just seemed so out of character that I literally blocked it from my memory. That was my season 7 experience.”

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life hits Netflix on Friday, Nov. 25.

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