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Melissa McCarthy Confirms No Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls’ Return

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Even before Netflix officially announced a four-part Gilmore Girls revival coming to the streaming service, it hadn’t seemed particularly likely Melissa McCarthy might find time to reprise her role as Sookie St. James. McCarthy even downplayed that she’d been asked at first, but now officially confirms that she won’t have time for a role.

Speaking to E! Online, McCarthy repeated the notion that she hadn’t been asked at first to join the revival effort, but since gained additional scheduling conflicts by the time real discussion began:

I don’t think I am [returning]. 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.

Still, the Ghostbusters star wished the production well, joking that she’d be willing to pantomime cooking once more for a second run:

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 … I want to cook again. I want to put salt and then stir. That was seven years of my life and it was really great. I was proud of that show.

Already in production, Gilmore Girls has confirmed to return Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Jared Padalecki, Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil, Yanic Truesdale, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, and Keiko Agena. Original producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino will once again be at the helm, having left the final year in a dispute with Warner Bros.

Netflix has yet to confirm either a title, or the four-part seasonal structure aligning each 90-minute episode, but what other Gilmore Girls favorites might return?

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