Melissa McCarthy: I haven't been asked back for 'Gilmore Girls' revival

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Melissa McCarthy Nixed from 'Gilmore Girls' Reboot


Gilmore Girls are still riding high after Netflix (finally) confirmed a revival series with the show's original creator and stars. However, it's not all good news in Stars Hollow.

Melissa McCarthy, who played Sookie St. James on the family drama for seven seasons, tweeted on Tuesday that she has not been asked to appear in the revival series despite a recent report to the contrary.



In an interview with TVLine on Monday, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino said that she had put in a request for the actress to return with McCarthy's camp. "The thing I have said [to her team] is, 'Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] -- even if for just a cameo -; we would be totally game. And if it's a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out."

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HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 11: Actress Melissa McCarthy attends the WB Network's 2003 Winter Party at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel on January 11, 2003 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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UNSPECIFIED - DECEMBER 29: Medium shot of Melissa McCarthy as Sookie and Lauren Graham as Lorelai. (Photo by Patrick Ecclesine/Warner Bros./Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Actress Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone arrive for the premiere of 'The Nines' at the Eccles Theatre during the 2007 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2007 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives to the premiere of 'Just Add Water' at the Directors Guild of America on March 18, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 19: MIKE & MOLLY is a comedy from Chuck Lorre ('Two and a Half Men,' 'The Big Bang Theory') about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting. Billy Gardell plays Mike Biggs, a cop, and Melissa McCarthy portrays fourth-grade teacher Molly Flynn. MIKE & MOLLY will premiere this Fall, Mondays (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Cartwright/CBS via Getty Images)
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However, Sherman-Palladino was unsure about whether McCarthy would have time to pay a visit to Stars Hollow and rightfully so. The actress just wrapped the sixth and final season of Mike & Molly and is getting to host Saturday Night Live on Feb. 13. She also will be busy promoting her upcoming films The Boss, due out in April, and the highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot set to hit theaters this summer.

Confirmed returning Gilmore Girls castmembers include Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop, Sean Gunn, Keiko Agena and Yanic Truesdale. There is no premiere date set for the revival, which started production Tuesday.

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