Gilmore Girls AND Bunheads are Reuniting!

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Less than two months to go now until the ATX Television Festival in Austin Texas.  Running from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 June, a veritable plethora of Gilmore Girls cast members are scheduled to appear on Saturday 6 June, including show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino.

10 out of 13 ain't bad

The list of attendees currently stands at:

Amy Sherman-Palladino (Writer/EP), Cast: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Liza Weil, Keiko Agena, Jared Padalecki, Sean Gunn, Liz Torres, Yanic Truesdale, John Cabrera

That’s Lorelai, Rory, Emily, Luke, Paris, Lane, Dean, Kirk, Miss Patty, Michel and Brian with the deviated septum. Just writing those names in a row sends a shiver up my spine.

As if that wasn’t enough, Amy Sherman-Palladino will be hosting a Bunheads panel! Kelly Bishop, Stacey Oristano and Sutton Foster (Fanny, Truly and Michelle) will re-unite for a screening, discussion and hopefully an interpretative dance routine about the cancellation of shows in their prime. Wishful thinking, perhaps.

gee it's good to be together again

Aside from the expected table Q&A, I wonder if they’ll do something less expected, like a read-through or some kind of announcement about – I don’t know – a new season?! The Dawson’s Creek Writer’s Room reunion has expanded in scope, now including a pilot read-through with show creator Kevin Williamson and ‘special guests’… only Dawson, Pacey, Jen and Joey would do it for me.

Here is the full run-down of the weekend’s shows and guest stars. Weekend badges are still available for US$225 although check out @ATXFestival tweets for people re-selling their $175 weekend badges.

I wonder if they’ll have a table long enough to accommodate the entire cast… or if Amy will bring Bert the toolbox along for Luke to do some fixing up.

Please, somebody be attending! I’m totally bummed that I have a dear friend’s wedding to attend. Is anyone else excited about this? Now with added Bunheads!

What questions would you want to ask?

Who else – or what other shows – would you want to see there?

Pics c/o TheWB & ABC Family

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Rich

Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and gilmorenews.com for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

17 thoughts on “Gilmore Girls AND Bunheads are Reuniting!

  • April 15, 2015 at 12:47 am
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    I am bitterly jealous of anyone who even lives in the vicinity of this festival. I swear if I wasn’t planning my own wedding this year, I would be jumping on a plane and getting myself to this festival. If someone is going, PLEASE send pictures!!!

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  • April 17, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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    Great lineup, too bad I will not be there, would be fun. Maybe BH will give us the last two should have been shot episodes that never made it to screen. Also, anything from Gilmore that is more than just a rehash would be very welcome news indeed [it certainly seems like a lot of scheduling logistics just to get everybody together for an extended chat so hope there is some useful followthrough]–

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  • April 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm
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    I’ve convinced my poor boyfriend to buy us tickets to Austin for the fest. I think I cried a little when he caved. I will let you know how it goes. I hear they are selling tickets individually to the panel for cheaper like $75

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    • April 22, 2015 at 10:07 am
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      He sounds like a keeper :O) please give him a hug from all of us and keep us posted!!

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  • April 24, 2015 at 11:20 pm
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    That is the best news!!! I am in love with this, and am supppperrr excited!!! I can not wait to watch!

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  • April 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm
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    Unless I missed it, I don’t see Melissa McCarthy on the list. I hope that’s because she’s not available, and not because she’s too famous.

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    • April 29, 2015 at 8:53 am
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      There are certainly Sookie and Jess shaped holes in the line-up but Milo mentioned he just signed up to a new show and can’t be sure of the scheduling yet and Melissa is the busiest of the bunch – she’s a Ghostbuster now goddammit – but who knows what last minute surprises might be in store? Glass half-full though, right?

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  • May 5, 2015 at 10:07 pm
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    I’m happy :) Of course chances that I’d be there are small… Yet, who knows, there maybe a movie coming out from these two lovely series Gilmore Girls and Bunheads… Aside this expectation, maybe a new series from Amy Sherman-Palladino…. She’s so great… I’m a big fan of what she does :) Enjoy!

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  • June 9, 2015 at 12:07 pm
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    Anything happen with the BH panel? I did not see anything listed on YouTube or other social media.

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    • June 9, 2015 at 12:14 pm
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      Gimme a minute, I’m doing it now!

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  • June 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm
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    Gracias, I’ll post under the appropriate heading once I’ve had a long look at the ATX material. Too bad they didn’t have the quartet there as well!!

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