It’s All Happening (Again): Melissa McCarthy Finally Joins Gilmore Girls

In some brilliant media synergy, Melissa McCarthy is out promoting her new movie The Boss during the exact week that Netflix has revealed the first photos from the highly anticipated Gilmore Girls revival. Yesterday, McCarthy finally revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she’ll be returning to Stars Hollow after all, to reprise her role as Sookie St. James. Amy Sherman-Palladino has been lobbying in the media for McCarthy to make an appearance, but the Ghostbusters star is a leeeetle busy these days.

McCarthy saved the news for Ellen herself, saying:

“There has been something that I have been asked about so, so many times and it hasn’t worked out and there is… they’re making four new movies of the Gilmore Girls which is a show which was near and dear to my heart for four years, and we could not get those schedules to work. And there was a whole thing. And then I was gonna be out of the country and blah, blah, blah. And literally about an hour and half ago we figured out that I’m gonna go back and do it, and I am so excited. And they are gonna be amazing.”

McCarthy added, “Amy Sherman-Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it. I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow.” The audience flipped out, because they are smart and have good taste and can appreciate a TV show with intelligent, goofy, fast-talking females drinking coffee and eating junk food and generally being awesome.

Now we just have to wait and see when Netflix will actually release the episodes slash movies, and how Sookie will figure in. I bet we’ll have more info right around the time Ghostbusters starts doing press!

[E! Online]