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Melissa McCarthy Returning for the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

After much back and forth, the fan-favorite is set to reprise the role of Sookie St. James in Netflix's four-episode revival



    The reunion now feels complete as Melissa McCarthy is returning for Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" revival. 

    "The Boss" star, who played Lorelai's (Lauren Graham) beloved chef BFF Sookie St. James throughout all seven seasons of the WB series, will in fact reprise the role in highly anticipated four-episode revival. There are no details yet on how big of a part McCarthy will have in the revival. (Netflix and Warner Bros. have yet to respond to requests for comment.)

    TVLine first reported the news of McCarthy's return, which has generated a lot of headlines as the "Ghostbusters" star took to Twitter to say she was never asked to return after creator Amy Sherman-Palladino stated in an interview she approached McCarthy's team.

    In Entertainment Weekly's cover story, Palladino sounded off on the situation, telling the mag, "There's nothing malicious going on. We've just put it out into the universe; we're here until May 10. I know what the scene is. I'll pre-light it for her. She can drive up, run in, shoot it, and run out. I can get her in and out in two hours."

    After it was reported she wouldn't be returning for the revival, McCarthy exclusively broke her silence about her absence to E! News' Marc Malkin, telling him, "I didn't actually get asked to do it. But I think they thought I was busy, and then by the time it did come up, then I actually was. I'm actually thrilled that it's happening. I loved that show, and I think the fans for that show are super loyal and great and I will watch every single one of them."

    The "Spy" star revealed she would be returning on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday. "Literally, about an hour and a half ago, we figured out that I'm going to go and do it, and I'm so excited," McCarthy said told DeGeneres. "[Series creator] Amy Sherman-Palladino is gonna squeeze me in to do it."

    McCarthy's participation basically completes Stars Hollows' town reunion, as the returning cast includes Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Yanic Truesdale, Matt Czuchry, Jared Padalecki, Kelly Bishop, Milo Ventimiglia, Liza Weil, Liz Torres, Jackson Douglas, Sally Struthers, Michael Winters, Emily Kuroda, Vanessa Marano, Danny Strong, David Sutcliffe, Keiko Agena, and Sean Gunn.

    The revival, which still has no official title or release date, will consist of four 90-minute episodes each named after a season. It will be set in present day, eight years after the series finale, and will cover one whole year in the lives of Rory, Lorelai, and their fellow Stars Hollow inhabitants.

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