Original Gilmore Girls producer Gavin Polone has hit bosses at Warner Bros. Television with a breach of contract lawsuit over the upcoming Netflix revival.
Hollywood agent-turned-producer Polone worked with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to develop the series, and was credited as an executive producer for all seven seasons during its original run on America's WB and CW networks from 2000 to 2007.
Now eight years later, the beloved show is coming back in the form of four, 90-minute mini-movies on the popular Internet streaming service with Sherman-Palladino back at the helm. However, Polone is not attached to the new instalments.
And on Friday (08Apr16), he filed a breach of contract lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Warner Bros. Television, who own the rights to the programme.
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The Original Cast Of The Gilmore Girls, Including Lauren Graham And Alexis Bledel, Are Returning To The Revival Of The Comedy Drama Series Due To Be Screened On Netflix Next Year (17).
Netflix and Warner Bros. Television confirmed on Friday (29Jan16) that the streaming service is officially reviving the much-loved U.S. TV series, after rumours circulated back in October last year (15).
At the time, it was reported Netflix bosses were looking to revive the series with four 90-minute movies, rather than a traditional 10-episode series. Lauren Graham acknowledge the rumours on Twitter.com and wrote, "Dudes. I can't confirm this. But I also can't deny this..."
Since the news broke that the Gilmore Girls is officially returning to the small screen, Graham subsequently posted a photo of her posing with a jacket embossed with, 'Property of the Gilmore Girls'. She captioned the image, "I CAN NOW CONFIRM: it's time for me, and this jacket I stole in 2007, to return to work. @netflix #GilmoreGirls".
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The Parenthood star has written semi-autobiographical book You'll Never Make It, about an aspiring actress in New York who "waits tables as she hopes for (her) big break".
Now executives at publishing company Random House have acquired the rights to the book.
The show, starring Graham as a single mum raising her daughter, began in 2000 but was axed in 2007.
Calls for a movie spin-off never came to fruition - but Graham admits a big-screen version is now being discussed.
She tells Vanity Fair magazine, "It might (happen). What's funny to me is that in all these years, no one ever talked about (a film) except the fans. But now people... who could actually make it happen are talking about it."
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Borstein, 35, gave birth to son Barnaby Borstein Douglas on Monday (08Sep08) - with the newborn weighing in at eight pounds, 10 ounces (3.91 kilograms).
The stars have been married since 1999.
Believing that it can attract a significant audience of young people on the Internet,
Warner Bros. announced Monday that it plans to revive its defunct The WB "fifth network"
online in August. (Beta testing is set to begin next month.) Although it said that
initially it plans to offer reruns of such shows as Buffy The Vampire Slayer,
Smallville, Roswell, Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek on its own site
and partner sites, it will eventually offer original programming created specifically
for the Internet and has already recruited producers to develop content.
TV show Gilmore Girls could be returning - after the series's original creator AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO insisted she hasn't finished with the characters.
The American comedy drama, which traces the saga of a single mother and her daughter, ended in May (07) after seven seasons on air.
But Sherman-Palladino, who left the show on season six, still has a dream ending she wants fans to see.
She says, "I love all those people. Lauren Graham's (the show's star) my pal...Yeah, we've talked about doing a little song and dance sometime down the road."
Actress Lauren Graham is pleased her long-running US TV show Gilmore Girls is coming to an end because its punishing schedule has taken its toll.
The American comedy drama, which traces the saga of a single mother and her daughter, played by Graham and Alexis Bledel, will be ending on 15 May (07) after seven seasons on air.
But Graham struggled to find time to perfect the rapid witty dialogue in the show, and is glad she doesn't have to do it anymore.
She says, "I think it's the best decision for the show. One of the things Alexis (Bledel, her co-star) and I wished could be different was the schedule, and it really can't be."
Long-running US TV show Gilmore Girls has been axed after seven seasons.
The family series, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, won't be back for an eighth season later this year (07).
In a statement released yesterday (03May07), a spokesman for Warner Brothers - the network behind the show - says, "Announcing the final season of Gilmore Girls is truly a sad moment for everyone.
"This series... created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television's most memorable, lovable characters."
Analysts pointed out that several shows last week got a boost as a result of college-age viewers being included in the Nielsen survey for the first time. As Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes observed, "Previously, they got in on the Nielsen action only when they went home to do laundry at holidays." ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, and What About Brian; NBC's SCRUBS and The Office; Fox's Til Death; and CW's Gilmore Girls all saw huge leaps of 50 percent or more in their ratings for 18-49-year-olds. Scrubs, in fact, saw its ratings in that demo double.