Those in the running for this year’s Emmys will hear their names read by a Gilmore mom and a black-ish dad.
Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson will announce the nominees on Thursday, July 14, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The event will take place at 11:30/10:30c at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood. This is the second year that the ceremony will happen at 8:30 am local time, instead of its previous 5:30 start.
Anderson was nominated last year for his portrayal of Dre in the ABC comedy. Gilmore Girls‘ Graham, as we recently noted, has never been nominated.
“Television is enjoying the most spectacular run in its history with breakthrough creativity, emerging platforms and dynamic new opportunities for our industry’s storytellers,” Bruce Rosenblum, Television Academy chairman and CEO, said in a statement obtained by THR. “We are thrilled to have Anthony and Lauren on board to help kick-off what promises to be an extraordinary Emmy season.”
It’s been nearly a decade since we first met the Gilmore girls, but looking at Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, it’s hard to tell any time has passed.
“Alexis hasn’t started aging yet,” Graham, 49, jokes with PEOPLE in its World’s Most Beautiful special issue.
“I certainly have!” retorts Bledel, 34, with a smile.
The only thing more exciting than the idea of new Gilmore Girls episodes is actually WATCHING THEM. The revival is currently in production right now, and once that wraps, it’s only a matter of time before the series makes its way back into our lives again. But the big question is still when?
Netflix — and the crew of Gilmore Girls — has been mum so far as to when these episodes might end up on the streaming site. Could be early Summer, could be sometime in the Fall, might even be sometime in 2017. Or, they could all land during Lorelai Gilmore’s favorite season, Winter.
And according to Lauren Graham, it sounds, tentatively, that’s exactly when they’re going to drop. During one of the latest episodes of the Gilmore Guys Podcast (it’s a thing), their guest, Ben Epstein, explains that he happened to run into Graham out in Hollywood, and asked her some tough questions. Like, when will our eyes be able to see these four new episodes? From what Graham relays to Epstein, and if we’re going to go off of what Graham says, which is basically true and canon no matter what, the episodes will be available to stream ~sometime~ in December.
This is still a huge question mark, because no one has confirmed this whatsoever. But, THIS MAKES SENSE. The revival was announced back in October, went into true production in January, and we don’t want to rush this great work of Gilmore art. December gives everyone enough time to get all affairs in Luke’s Diner straight.
The date is by no means confirmed by Netflix, or even Amy Sherman-Palladino. But we like the idea of December a lot. Only eight months away!
The “Gilmore Girls” are back in Stars Hollow, and they’re loving every minute of it!
Lauren Graham admitted that shooting the highly-anticipated Netflix reboot has given her a second chance to appreciate a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“You know how you finish college and you’re a few years older and you’re like, ‘I wish I could go do this now ’cause I would appreciate it so much more and understand it and get more out of it’? That’s the opportunity I have with this, and I appreciate every day that I’m here,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly in this week’s cover story.
“It’s strange. But very lovely. Like a family reunion, in a sense. That weird family that meets once a year,” the show’s creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, added.
While the “Parenthood” star couldn’t help but gush about being back on set with her TV family, some of her costars were worried about how the story would pick back up.
Alexis Bledel, who play’s Graham’s on-screen daughter, told the mag that her question was “What would the story be?”
“I struggled with it at first,” Scott Patterson (Luke Danes) recently said on “TODAY.” “I remember looking at our dialogue coach and going, ‘I don’t know if I can pull it off. But when I walked in the diner the first time, everything felt better. It was like no time had gone by.” While Melissa McCarthy has said she won’t be reprising her role as the beloved Sookie, Palladino said the door is still open.
“There’s nothing malicious going on,” she declared. “We’ve just put it out into the universe; we’re here until May 10. I know what the scene is. I’ll pre-light it for her. She can drive up, run in, shoot it, and run out. I can get her in and out in two hours.”
Graham also talked about the mysterious “four final words” Sherman-Palladino had said would’ve ended the original series, had she worked on its last season. (She left the show after season 6.)
“Amy didn’t realize that I didn’t know them, so we hadn’t really talked about it,” Lauren revealed. “For some reason, my first question was, ‘Who says them?’ Because I assumed it was one character, when it’s two. It’s not as resolved as I thought they would be. I thought they would be ‘Honey, I’m home!’ or something like ‘Goodbye, small town!’ So I was like, ‘Oh, really?'”
For more with your “Gilmore Girls” favorite, pick up the new issue of EW on Friday, and click through the gallery above to see what they’ve been doing since the show wrapped!
The show may have been called Gilmore Girls, but there was another relationship that came a close second to the mother-daughter duo in the beloved series. That would be BFFs Lorelai and Sookie, so when news broke in January that Netflix would revive the show in a limited release, all eyes were on Melissa McCarthy as to whether she would reprise her role as the clumsy yet lovable chef. Thursday put all worries to rest though, when the comedian confirmed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she’ll be a part of the packed reunion, and the happy news brought out the biggest reaction of all: Lauren Graham.
“Yay, Sookie! This makes me so so happy,” Graham, who plays Lorelai, cheered on Twitter. “Let’s all go see @TheBossFilm this weekend to celebrate.”
Since Gilmore Girls, McCarthy has gone on to dominate box offices in funny films like The Heat and Bridesmaids. Her newest, The Boss, is set to be released Friday, the same day McCarthy’s Ellen episode will air.
Which is what makes Graham’s tweet all the more sweet. What better way to celebrate the return of your on-screen best friend than to watch her newest movie in real life? Sookie St. James is back y’all, and we can’t wait.
— Lauren Graham (@thelaurengraham) 8 april 2016
“It’s a lifestyle.” “It’s a religion.” That’s Rory (Alexis Bledel) and Lorelai (Lauren Graham) talking about The Donna Reed Show back in season 1 of Gilmore Girls. But it may as well apply to Gilmore fans today. And if you’re one of those people who’s been not-exactly-patiently waiting for nearly nine years to revisit Stars Hollow, set your calendar for later this year. The Connecticut crew is back together shooting four 90-minute Gilmore Girls movies for Netflix, and EW has your exclusive first look.
On the Warner Bros. soundstage one late February morning, it was as if not much had changed since Rory and Lorelai had that last cup of coffee over at Luke’s. Dinner at Casa Gilmore. A strong drink in hand. And a cast relieved to have been reunited by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who created the beloved series back in 2000.
– Publications > 2016 > Entertainment Weekly (April 15th 2016)
Peter Krause says his role in the new Shonda Rhimes-led ABC drama, “The Catch,” is one completely different from his famous role as Adam Braverman on “Parenthood.”
“This is not necessarily wholesome entertainment to watch with your kids,” Krause said today on “Good Morning America.” “I spent a lot more time with my clothes off than I thought I would, but I wanted to do something very different from ‘Parenthood’ and this certainly is.”
Krause stars in “The Catch” as Ben, an elite con man up against Los Angeles’ top private investigator, who just happens to be his fiancee.
“It’s sort of an epic romance in the center of the show,” Krause said. “Really, it’s two shows smashed together. You’ve got the investigative unit [and] then you’ve got the group of con artists and they overlap because of the relationship between Alice and Ben.”
Off-screen, Krause, the father of a 14-year-old son, is the longtime partner of his “Parenthood” co-star Lauren Graham. Krause said he used the flight from Los Angeles to New York City this week to catch up on Graham’s other hit TV show, “Gilmore Girls.”
“We keep things pretty private [but] I will say that on my flight here from L.A. I was happy to see on DirectTV that they were playing ‘Gilmore Girls,’ so I actually sat on the plane, watching ‘Gilmore Girls’ on my way,” Krause said. “People are crazy for that show.”
“The Catch” premieres Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC