What's next for ''Gilmore Girls''? -- EW looks at what's in store for the WB's megaliterate dramedy

Well, we’ve got good news and bad news: Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Dan Palladino — the masterminds behind megaliterate family whirlwind Gilmore Girls — have scored a six-episode commitment from The WB for their new project, an hour-long update of a Tracy & Hepburn/Nick & Nora relationship. ”We wanted to do that witty, snappy, ain’t-life-grand kind of couple,” says Amy (inset). ”They’ve created this lovely universe for themselves…[but] real life is trying to encroach on their perfect little bubble.” The series will be shot in New York — Amy says the couple will live in the Dakota or, barring that, the ”Flakota.” And while no casting decisions have been made as to the super-rich late-twentysomethings, whoever they are must chew on the pair’s trademark motormouth dialogue (if they’re going for a Thin Man thing, we can only imagine).

As for Gilmore? ”[It’s] definitely going on for at least one more year,” says Dan, but neither could confirm whether they’d be going on with it. Oh. That part was the bad news.