Milo Ventimiglia Appears in Star-Studded Con Man


Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano) is one of the many, many famous faces to appear in upcoming web series, Con Man.

If you’re at all into recent sci-fi, this will fire up your jets. If not, hey – Gilmore Girls is coming back! In fact, let’s just take a moment…

Gilmore Girls is coming back.

Man, I will never get tired of that.

Must be Movember...

So, Con Man was created by Alan Tudyk who was one of the cast in the prematurely cancelled sci-fi cult series Firefly. His soon-to-be-web-aired series is about an actor, played by Tudyk, who was cast in the prematurely cancelled sci-fi cult series Spectrum.

The trailer promises smart laughs as Tudyk’s character struggles with sci-fi Conventions (‘Cons’) and the impact of the show – as well as offering up a challenge: Where do you know all those faces from? Tudyk appears to have called in all his favours with a veritable galaxy of cameos from Firefly, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Lord of the Rings, Buffy, Heroes and more.

Milo Ventimiglia memorably showed us that male nurses were cool, as Peter Petrelli in the frankly fantastic superhero series, Heroes. From the Con Man trailer, he appears to be playing himself, as a Spectrum fan:

Milo: Are you doing a Spectrum movie?

… delivered in a way that makes you think he’s been asked the same thing about Gilmore Girls, more than once. Well, until last week at least, am I right?!

The show will be aired exclusively online through Vimeo, where you can also check out the trailer.

  • Is this kind of thing up your street? Long-time readers will know I often ponder on the overlap between Gilmore Girls and other shows. Isn’t good media just good media, regardless of genre?
  • How many of the cameos did you recognise? I’m drawn to this in a similar way to The Affair, which has a stellar cast who have all been in shows I have loved: that lunatic redhead from Luther, McNulty from The Wire, that nice nurse from E.R., Pacey from Dawson’s Creek and Sasha from Bunheads!  Five for five. How could you not trust that cast? I haven’t seen it yet but I’m guessing it was OK since it made it to a second season.
  • What’s the best thing you’ve seen Milo in since Stars Hollow?
  • And does anyone else keep pinching themselves to prove that Gilmore Girls coming back isn’t just a dream?

Pic c/o Vimeo



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 for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

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