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« on: February 27, 2007, 03:26:58 pm »

Will There Be an Eighth Season of Gilmore Girls?
By Mel
February 27th, 2007



This season Gilmore Girls has been limping along without its creator. Show runner Amy Sherman-Palladino left abruptly last year after a falling-out with the studio, and current head writer David Rosenthal has been taking a lot of criticism for this year's story arc in which Lorelai unexpectedly broke up with Luke and abruptly married Christopher, her high school boyfriend and babydaddy.

For years the show's focus was on "diner guy" Luke's unrequited love for Lorelai; while fans rejoiced when they finally got together, things sort of fell apart without that continued focus and now that Lorelai has broken up with Christopher yet again, will the show ever get that focus back? Probably not. For one thing, they're nearly out of time.

The show has not been renewed for an eighth season yet, and there's a lot of doubt as to whether it will be. Fans have started campaigns to support an eighth season.

Lauren Graham (Lorelai) was recently made a producer of the show, probably as incentive to stick around. The CW needs the viewers that Gilmore Girls brings in even during its down times, but might not be able to afford to keep the actors there. Alexis Bledel is rumoured to be uninterested in continuing her role as Rory Gilmore, preferring to move her film career along.

After seven seasons, the stars will be assured of syndication royalties for years to come. So why should they stick around? Let's hope the CW and the producers of Gilmore Girls can come up with a reason.

-Mel, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Credit:  http://www.buddytv.com/articles/gilmore-girls/will-there-be-an-eighth-season-4512.aspx
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2007, 03:47:44 pm »

Hey conradv,

I saw that you visited the author's site and shared your thoughts on season 8.  Nicely done!  Great8Mandate love all around. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2007, 04:06:09 pm »

I too liked your comment conrad.  I just left one backing up yours and the other one that was left.

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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2007, 07:41:30 am »

Cool - that's 4 comments, now we need some more!
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007, 08:27:48 am »

Go conrad.  GG power!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2007, 02:14:41 pm »

Uh oh - 4 positives, and then an "end the show" post.....

Go Here to post your thoughts (preferably to extend the show... Wink ).
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2007, 09:12:21 pm »

 >:(Cutting short of a show that holds so much promise is a huge and dangerous mistake. Shows that have been canceled this year that have been popular (The OC, for example) have been executed due to its lack of writting and therefore its lack of people watching the program. Gilmore Girls, however, have only a minor significant loss in it's viewers and came out only in tenth place after the episode involving Lane's babyshower.
This show has been widely popular due to its strong performance by its two lead performances by two remarkable women. Grant it, that when offers arrive they must feel that they need to move on, but if so the show that they've stood by for seven years needs to give its viewers an appeasing look to the future of the characters on its program. Therefore, I strongly urge that there should be an eighth season and if it should end there that all answers should be answered respectivly.
If there won't be an eighth season then there should be a resolve that the faithful viewers derseve. If not them then the show that has stood out. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2007, 07:51:35 am »

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2007, 07:55:04 am »

It looks like a lot of ORG members have followed suit and posted comments!!!

Thank you to everyone that has
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007, 05:39:47 am »

i agree with SH_Visitor. i REALLY REALLY REALLY want an eigth season, but IF it doesnt get renewed, i think it should end better than the season began. which i think that it can.
but that is just a very small possibility in my mind, because i completely support the Great8Mandate  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2007, 02:47:51 pm »

It's an interesting article but I disagree with one thing.  The focus of the show wasn't meant to be Luke's unrequited love but the relationship of a mother and a daughter.  I would like the show to continue but only if they can stay true to that.  And I think that it will be extremely difficult for the simple reason that children grow up and when they do, they grow away.  We've been seeing this pattern since season 4.  If the writers can think of a creative way to keep the show about Lorelai and Rory, I say go for it (as long as AB and LG are interested of course).
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2007, 02:53:28 pm »

It's an interesting article but I disagree with one thing.  The focus of the show wasn't meant to be Luke's unrequited love but the relationship of a mother and a daughter.  I would like the show to continue but only if they can stay true to that.  And I think that it will be extremely difficult for the simple reason that children grow up and when they do, they grow away.  We've been seeing this pattern since season 4.  If the writers can think of a creative way to keep the show about Lorelai and Rory, I say go for it (as long as AB and LG are interested of course).

You're right.  I think that they could do it even if, say, Rory is working for the Times.  She was pretty much "away" most of the time while at college (even though it was just down the road).  I would like to see a bit of Rory not necessarily "leaving the nest", but making something on her own and the way that Lorelai would respond to it, which is really how the whole thing started for Lorelai.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2007, 07:36:32 pm »

It looks like a lot of ORG members have followed suit and posted comments!!!

Thank you to everyone that has

Wow, there are some great comments on there. Did you see the one from Baxter in AK? I think that is sooo awesome. Hey, Baxter if you are a Gilmore Girl.org member I congratulate you for being such a good daddy and for having such excellent taste in television programming. Grin
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007, 05:49:08 pm »

this article makes me sad. it sorta seems like they are pushing toward no. we gotta save GG! i'm not sure what i would do...=(
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