The cast of Gilmore Girls reunited Saturday afternoon at the fourth annual ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas and it was truly glorious. Fans and press were treated to a raucous Q&A with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory). Also onstage were Danny Strong (Doyle), Jackson Douglas (Jackson), Jared Padalecki (Dean), John Cabrera (Brian), Keiko Agena (Lane), Kelly Bishop (Emily), Liz Torres (Miss Patty), Liza Weil (Paris), Matt Czuchry (Logan), Milo Ventimiglia (Jess), Scott Patterson (Luke), Todd Lowe (Zack) and Yanic Truesdale (Michel). Gilmore Girls aired on the WB/CW ran for seven seasons from 2000 to 2006 and followed the awkward, drama-filled life of Rory and her mother as they stumbled through life and love in the sleepy little town of Stars Hollow.
The show featured smart dialogue, quick humor and our first taste of the genius that is Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Spy). Sherman-Palladino said she had to fight to cast McCarthy, "To get Melissa, I had to fight. They weren't sure. It wasn't that people didn't like her, but she was a different energy. She was a different kind of chick." She went on to say, "And the part was just written for a woman, There was no body type, there was nothing specific about it. I was like, 'I need someone funny who could really act."
Among the many topics of conversation was the inevitable question of which romantic interest was better for Rory?
Ventimiglia admitted “I was Team Dean." However, Jared Padalecki claimed to be Team Jess saying, “He was sexy and cool… If Milo wasn’t here today, I’d totally be Team Logan.”
"The right boyfriend came at the right time," Czuchry said. "They each brought something out in Rory that she needed at the time… I was also kinda Team Jess.”
Of course, Alexis Bledel took a much more democratic stance saying, “They were all such amazing actors to work with.”
The best news out of this reunion was the possibility of more Gilmore Girls in the future. Yes, you heard me right - MORE Gilmore Girls! When asked about the possibility of a movie or another series, Amy Sherman-Palladino said, "I'm sorry, there's nothing in the works at the moment. But here's the good thing: nobody here hates each other; that's a very important step. It would have to be the right everything — right format, timing, budget — it would have to be honored in a certain way. If it ever came around, I think we would all jump in and do it."
Okay, so it's not a confirmation of anything in production. But...it could happen. The whole 'cast-not-hating-each-other' thing is vital. The X-Files is currently in production on new episodes right now in Vancouver and that is all because David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, by all accounts, kinda love each other and love working together. It happened with #XFiles2015 so why not rally? C'mon, fans! #GilmoreGirls2016? Until then, you can stream the entire series on Netflix to get your fix!
Would you like to see a Gilmore Girls reunion movie or limited run series? Were you team Jess? Dean? Logan? Post your comments below and we can chat!