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Shots fired in Stars Hollow? Melissa McCarthy took to Twitter to address the absence of Sookie St. James in the Gilmore Girls revival. Hold onto your coffee.
McCarthy, who currently stars in Mike & Molly and has several movies coming up, including Ghostbusters, tweeted this back when a fan asked her to please return to Stars Hollow (the fictional town Gilmore Girls is set).
"Thanks for the invite, but sadly no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow," she said on Twitter. "Wish them all the best!!"
So…what's the deal? Netflix and Warner Bros. declined to comment. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told TVLine they planned not to have McCarthy's character in the story because of her availability.
"She's really f--king busy," Sherman-Palladino told TVLine. "But the thing I have said [to her team] is, '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."
Maybe the invite never got past her team?
Netflix is bringing Gilmore Girls back for four 90-minute(ish) episodes with Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn and Keiko Agena confirmed as officially coming back. More names are will be announced, but some people, like Yanic Truesdale, are taking it upon themselves to reveal their involvement.