Melissa McCarthy Wasn't Asked Back To Gilmore Girls

Posted: Feb 2 2016, 7:15pm CST | by , in News | Latest TV News


Melissa McCarthy wasn't Asked Back to Gilmore Girls
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Fans of Gilmore Girls have been so excited for the return of the show to Netflix that they weren't even paying attention to who was returning and who wasn't - until all of that celebration stopped when it was revealed that Melissa McCarthy - who played Sooki on the show before she absolutely blew up and became the megastar that she is today - wasn't going to return.

The creator of the show, Amy Sherman Palladino has said that she reached out to the Bridesmaids star to see if she could join, but that McCarthy is "really ******* busy."

McCarthy doesn't tell that exact story, according to Entertainment Weekly.

In an interview with TV Line, Sherman Palladino said she’s talked to McCarthy’s people, and said “‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] — even if for just a cameo — we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”

She continued to dig herself (unknowingly) even deeper into the grave:

“It was a character we knew we could not count on in terms of story, because [Melissa] just simply wouldn’t have that sort of time to carve out for us,” explains AS-P. “It simply would’ve been impossible. Planning around her crazypants schedule and her movies and her this and her that and Ghostbusters… I would just be sobbing in a corner for six months. That would be my whole life. But if her people called me up and said she’s free on these particular days or would love to drop by and just be in one scene, we would put her right in.”

The problem is that Melissa actually really liked being on the show, and she wanted to take part in the reunion. Perhaps she didn't have time before, but now she isn't shooting Mike & Molly anymore (it was cancelled) and she is willing to make time.


Something was definitely lost in translation and there are probably some very angry phone calls going around the Netflix offices right about now.

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