“Gilmore Girls,” the late lamented staple of the old WB Network, which is preparing for a reboot on Netflix, finally has a launch date: Nov. 25.
The network confirmed at the TV Critics press tour Wednesday in Los Angeles a few other details, including this — the new version will have four chapters, each 90 minutes, and each corresponding to a season of the year. (The new version is titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”)
Also of note, Netflix released a short tease featuring returning stars Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore) and Alexis Bledel (Rory), but a little older and as quippy as ever:
Lorelai: “Do you think Amy Schumer would like me?”
Rory: “No . . .”
“A Year in the Life” will be written by original showrunner Amy Sherman-Palladino, along with husband and writing partner Daniel Palladino. No word on additional casting, but plenty of details have already leaked, including: Scott Patterson (as Luke Danes), Keiko Agena (Lane Kim), Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore), Sally Struthers (Babette Dell) and Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger).
Set in the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow — invariably described as “quaint” — the seven-season-long series charted the life, loves and entanglements of Lorelai and her daughter Lorelai — but whom everyone knew as Rory. It ended in 2007.
In other Netflix news, the streaming service announced that the reboot of “One Day at a Time” — Norman Lear’s mid-’70s comedy with Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin and Pat Harrington Jr. — will launch Jan. 6. (The new version stars Marcel Ruiz, Isabella Gomez and Todd Grinnell.)
Also: Both “Lady Dynamite” and “Chelsea” got second season pickups.