Repeats of the popular classic television series Gilmore Girls will be on cable TV later this year, the UP network announced Thursday on Twitter. The network reportedly will broadcast all seven seasons of the show, which ran from 2000 to 2007 on the WB network, beginning in the fall. The series earned Family Television Awards and Teen Choice Awards for Lauren Graham, who portrayed Lorelai Gilmore, and Alexis Bledel, who portrayed her daughter Rory Gilmore.
The scripts for the show were verbose, with more actress-chatter than usual with Graham and Bledel swapping both comic and dramatic observations about life at lightning speed. The scripts usually centered on the Gilmores’ latest love relationships, and the challenges involved in growing older at whatever age.
Graham went on to star as Sarah Braverman in Parenthood, which was on the air from 2010 to 2015. In 2014, she starred with the late Robin Williams in one of his final performances, in the movie A Merry Friggin’ Christmas. In her life before Gilmore Girls, Graham has several TV roles, including Opal Marie Brown on M.Y.O.B., Molly Davenport on Conrad Bloom, Andrea on NewsRadio, Lisa Lundquist on Law & Order, Shelly on Caroline in the City, Liz Gibson on Good Company, and Denise Garibaldi Callahan on Townies.
Gilmore Girls also helped make stars of Melissa McCarthy, who portrayed Snookie St. James on the show and went on to make several successful motion pictures; and Jared Padalecki, who portrayed one of Rory’s boyfriends, Dean Forester, and later was cast as Sam Winchester in the TV series Supernatural.