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Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 1:39 pm
by Sascha
Bad news for the Gilmore Girls Spin-Off:

The WB Network's spinoff of its hit dramedy "Gilmore Girls" is not going forward.

The network and sibling producing studio Warner Bros. TV have decided to pull the plug on the project, which had received a six-episode midseason order.

The series, from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel Palladino, was to center on "Gilmore Girls"' Jess Marino), who goes to live with his estranged father) in Venice, Calif.

"After thorough analysis, we have determined that the costs to produce an ambitious series, filmed totally on location in Venice, Calif., were simply prohibitive," WB entertainment president Jordan Levin and WBTV president Peter Roth said in a joint statement.

To set up the spinoff, Marino left the small Connecticut town where "Gilmore Girls" is set for Venice in an episode of the show this spring. It is not clear whether the character will now return to the mothership series.

"I should have listened to what my mother told me when I was a little girl: 'If you set a show in Venice, no one's gonna pay for it,"' Sherman-Palladino said. "This was a great project, with a great cast. Dan and I now look forward to a fourth great year of 'Gilmore Girls' and to definitely developing new projects for fall 2004."

Source: ... ID=2953886

Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 1:43 pm
by Megs
How is that bad news? :lol: I was not a fan of Jess getting his own spin-off.

I do feel bad for the Palladinos, though. Tough break.

Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 2:45 pm
by mglenn
How is that bad news?
Tell me about it... Thats like telling me that The Lana Lang spinoff just got canned!

"Previously on the Lana Small's Ville: cry, cry, whimper, whine" "Next week on Lana Small's Ville: Whimper, whine, Cry Cry! And remember theres only two weeks till the season's poutingly sad last episode! " :twisted:

Oh and I almost forgot: This weeks episode featured:

Crying by Roy Orbison
Quit Your Whining by The Commercials
Sad and Lonesome by John Lee Hooker

Check out the WB.COM for theses and other great artists. Actors on Lana Small's Ville eat Cheetos and love them.

Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 3:28 pm
by Megs
:shocked!: Egads! YOu almost gave me a heart attack! I was like, "A Lana Lang spinoff? Is this 8th circle of hell I slipped in to?"

Then I realized you were joking. Whew. :lol:

Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 3:30 pm
by Megs
Hey, did you hear that Lana Lang's parents got smushed by the meteor? Because we haven't heard that enough!


Posted: Jun 19th 2003, 5:20 pm
by Sascha
Megs wrote:How is that bad news? :lol: I was not a fan of Jess getting his own spin-off.
Me too. But that means that it is very likely that Jess will come back to Stars Hollow and I hoped that the chapter "Jess" was closed once and for all on the main show. Although the article says that Jess' return to the "mothership" show is still unclear, some GG fansites reported that Milo's contract stated that he'll return to the main show if the spin-off gets cancelled.

And I'm a fan of Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks", "Rude Awakening") who was supposed to star in the spin off.

But there's also good news: Jane Espenson (of "Buffy" fame) will now join the crew of the main show (she was supposed to write for the spin-off).

On related news: Jared Paladecki's (sp?, "Dean") show "Young MacGyver" wasn't picked up either.

Posted: Jun 20th 2003, 5:54 am
by Sascha
Latest gossip from eonline's Wand... err Kristin:

A Solo Milo: Poor Milo Ventimiglia. Talk about a roller-coaster ride. First, in January, the WB announces with great fanfare that he's getting a Gilmore Girls spinoff next fall. Soon after, the show's premise--his skater adventures on the Venice boardwalk--is scrapped due to poor reaction, then the show is postponed until midseason. And now, the clincher--the WB has announced the spinoff has been axed altogether, citing the show's costly location.

Now, of course, the biggest question weighing on Gilmore fans is whether he'll return to Stars Hollow next season.

Lucky for me, Milo showed up at Shane West's recent B-day bash at the Roxy (where, FYI, A.J. McLean performed), so I was able to get the 411. At the time, Milo wasn't yet aware that his show was being scrapped, but even so, he offered promising news: Producers had already approached him about returning to Gilmore in the fall. "Since [the spinoff] will start midseason," Milo said, "they have been talking about bringing me back to Gilmore. But that depends on when they put on the new show."

Since the new show will premiere round about, oh, never, it looks like--hurrah!--we'll get Jess back next season. Still, Milo, who's busy at work on Kevin Williamson's vampire flick, Cursed, also mentioned something that might not sit too well with Rory and Jess fans. When asked if there is any hope for a rekindled romance if Jess comes back, he replied curtly, "No, he has moved on."

Hmmm...possibly in real life, too? Milo was treading solo at the party (sans often rumored girlfriend Alexis), giving a smidge of hope to Gilmore groupies everywhere.

Posted: Jun 20th 2003, 9:06 am
by Megs
Wha-wha-what?! He is coming back, and he was dating Alexis? Ugh. This is the 8th Circle of Hell.

Dean's show wasn't picked up, either? Hmm..... I wonder if we are in for more of the Triangle from Hell in the 4th season. :evil:

Posted: Jun 21st 2003, 1:33 am
by Sammi
I hope not! My hope for the fourth season is a) that Rory finds out Paris is going to Yale when she realizes they are living in the same dorm and b) Rory puts her high school romances in the past and moves on to relationships that are more set in reality (Dean was too good too be true and Jess was so bad that in reality no girl would stay with him). I do hope that Rory and Jess stay friends though. I also could see Jess helping push Luke towards acting on his true feelings for Lorelai.

Posted: Oct 2nd 2003, 3:32 pm
by mglenn
Bounce for new season thoughts and discussion!!! :D

Posted: Oct 2nd 2003, 4:21 pm
by Sascha
I've only seen the first episode (of the new season) so far, but it was pretty good. A true Gilmore Girls "back to the roots" episode. I only missed Lane. The "Jimmy Carter / Iran" reference and how Lorelai needed several hours to get it was brilliant :-)
Favorite line from Lorelai: "Reality has absolutely no place in our lives" :)

Posted: Oct 6th 2003, 11:07 am
by Sammi
I finally got to watch episode 2 and I really liked it. I only have one question for everybody else: Is it just me or are they making Paris too neurotic this season?

Posted: Oct 6th 2003, 1:09 pm
by Megs
Paris was probably the only thing I enjoyed about the second episode. I just haven't enjoyed the first two episodes all that much. But I was happy to see Paris back, and her interacting with her "life coach" was funny. And I love that Rory and Paris are rooming together. And, are all college freshmen dorms at Yale that big? Wow!

For some reason, the Gilmore Girls are annoying me this season. The only parts I liked about the first episode were the scenes with Sookie and Jackson ("Hey! I'll like it when it comes out!") and Kirk. Everything else? Eh.

Posted: Oct 6th 2003, 1:49 pm
by Natasha (candygirl)
Megs, if you get any crankier, you'll be a shoe-in to become a TWoP recapper!


Posted: Oct 6th 2003, 2:46 pm
by Sascha
Megs wrote:For some reason, the Gilmore Girls are annoying me this season.
I read that from lots of other fans in other forums. For some reason, they don't like the new season. I don't know why. I like the new episodes better than most of the third season. No Jess, no Dean, no lovestories, very good and funny dialogues - it's like Gilmore heaven for me ;-)

Of course, the episodes were not perfect, the "Luke & The Lawyers" storyline was boring and Rory's request for her "mommy" totally out-of-character. But still, I like it (until Jess returns).

BTW: All Buffy fans should keep an eye on the upcoming episode 4 of this season: "Chicken or Beef?" is being written by Jane Espenson, writer of some of the best "Buffy" episodes.