Alexis Bledel’s Netflix Mini-Series “Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life” Headed ‘Home’ to The CW

It’s an extra special homecoming for Alexis Bledel

The Gilmore Girls, starring the 39-year-old half-Argentinian American actress, is heading back to The CW after 20 years.

Alexis Bledel, Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham

The network will air the four-part mini-series, which was ordered by Netflix and aired in 2016, as an event series starting on Monday November 23 and running through the week. It’ll air the series on its linear network and will also stream for free on its ad-supported app and online for 30 days.

The announcement comes on the 20th anniversary of the show’s launch on The WB.

The deal terms of the acquisition were worked out between Warner Bros., which produced the show in association with Dolly Parker Drank Here Productions, and Netflix, allowing The CW to have a window, according to Deadline.

It’s unusual for a Netflix original to be acquired by a linear network but The CW Chairman and CEO Mark Pedowitz was known to have wanted the Gilmore Girls sequel and has admitted that it was tough to have been outspent by the streamer. It also helps fill The CW’s schedule given that the network will not begin its regular 2020/21 primetime season until January.

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life follows Bledel’s Rory, who has experienced some success in her journalism career, and Lauren Graham’s Lorelai, who still runs the Dragonfly Inn.

As Rory works through job-related struggles and Lorelai deals with some unresolved issues of her own, Emily Gilmore, played by Kelly Bishop, has been handling the loss of her husband, Richard. Emily is at a major crossroads in her life, recently widowed and trying to figure out what to do next. Richard’s death forces Emily and Lorelai to finally re-examine their own fraught relationship, and what the future holds for this mother and daughter.

Also returning were Rory’s best friend Lane Kim, played by Keiko Agena, who still plays in a band with her husband Zack, played by Todd Lowe, and is the mother of twin boys.  High school frenemy-turned-college roommate-turned-close friend Paris Geller, played by Liza Weil, also returns, and Rory’s most memorable ex-boyfriends – Logan (Matt Czuchry), Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Dean (Jared Padalecki) – also surface throughout the chapters.

The Dragonfly Inn’s resident head chef and co-owner, Sookie St. James, played by Melissa McCarthy, is also back along with the snooty-but-oh-so-lovable concierge Michel (Yanic Truesdale).

It was directed, written and executive produced by series creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino. The original ran for seven seasons on The WB and The CW with the sequel launching on Netflix in November 2016. Each episode of the sequel, which were between 88 and 102 minutes, follows the characters through one of the four seasons.

Netflix to Premiere Bledel’s “Gilmore Girls” Revival in November

Alexis Bledel is ready for Girls time…

Netflix has set a post-Thanksgiving premiere for Gilmore GirlsA Day in the Life, starring the 34-year-old half-Argentinean American actress.

Alexis Bledel & Lauren Graham

All four 90-minute chapters will premiere globally on November 25

The revival picks up nine years after the original Gilmore Girls series, bringing back Bledel and her fellow co-stars Lauren Graham, Kelly Bishop, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy and others.

Gilmore Girls creator/exec producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino, a fellow Gilmore Girls executive producer, are writing and directing the telefilms, which are set in present day and unfold over a calendar year, each covering a different season.

Netflix Streaming Bledel’s “Gilmore Girls” Series Globally

Alexis Bledel is going global

Netflix has revealed plans to stream all seven seasons of the 34-year-old half-Argentinean American actress’ cult class series Gilmore Girls to subscribers globally on July 1.

Gilmore Girls

Bledel’s co-star and television mom Lauren Graham helped Netflix make the announcement via a special video.

The global streaming news comes ahead of the revival of the series, Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, which will air its four parts sometime in the fall.

The news came via video from the Stars Hollow set of the restored series, which ran for 153 episodes from 2000-2007 on WB Network and the CW.

Bledel Joins Michelle Obama to Promote Let Girls Learn Initiative

It’s a special White House moment for Alexis Bledel

The 34-year-old half-Argentinean American actress appears in a video with First Lady Michelle Obama, which was posted on Twitter.

Alexis Bledel & Michelle Obama

It’s part of the ramp up to the return of Gilmore Girls later this year on Netflix.

Helping the First Lady promote her Let Girls Learn initiative, Bledel, in-character as Rory Gilmore, shows up to the White House to drop off a massive number of books for the initiative, treating the great classics of western literature like lazy beach reading and generally being adorably smart.

Naturally, the effort on behalf of a good cause also reminds people that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premieres on Netflix this fall.

Bledel Starring Opposite Katherine Heigl in “Jenny’s Wedding”

It’s wedding belles for Alexis Bledel

The 33-year-old half-Argentine American actress and former Gilmore Girls star is starring opposite Katherine Heigl in the upcoming film Jenny’s Wedding.

Alexis Bledel in Jenny's Wedding

Heigl stars as Jenny, a closeted lesbian who’s secretly dating her “roommate” Kitty (portrayed by Bledel). But when Jenny decides she wants to get married, she’s forced to come out to her family, who doesn’t take the news too well.

Bledel talked about her character in an interview with lesbian magazine Curve in 2014.

“She doesn’t expect Jenny to come home and say that she wants to get married one day,” she said. “That’s probably the last thing she ever expected her to say. It’s something that she was hesitant to want because she didn’t know if that was something Jenny would be capable of since she hadn’t even told her family she was a lesbian.”

Jenny’s Wedding hits theaters on July 31 and VOD on August 1.

Bledel to Appear at “Gilmore Girls” Reunion at the ATX Television Festival

Alexis Bledel is returning to her Gilmore Girls roots.

The 33-year-old half-Argentinean American actress will appear at the ATX Television Festival alongside Gilmore Girls‘ creator Amy Sherman Palladino and her TV mom Lauren Graham as part of the festival’s writer’s room reunion for the iconic series.

Alexis Bledel

Gilmore Girls debuted on October 5, 2000 to critical acclaim until it ended in 2007. Graham and Bledel played mother and daughter in the series that dealt with culturally relevant life scenarios with timeless meaning.

A specific date for the Gilmore Girls event hasn’t been announced, but it will fall somewhere within the festival dates of June 4-7.

For ticket/badge information, visit ATX’s official website.

Bledel Marries Fiance Vincent Kartheiser in Hush-Hush Wedding

Alexis Bledel is officially a lawfully wedded wife…

The 32-year-old half-Argentinean American actress has married her one-time Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser, her rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

Bledel and Kartheiser tied the knot in June in Ojai, California. The couple managed to keep the wedding under wraps until Star broke the news.

Bledel and Kartheiser have been engaged since March 2013, and this is the first marriage for both.

Bledel, best known for playing Rory Gilmore for seven seasons on Gilmore Girls, has appeared in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Sin City and Post Grad.

Kartheiser plays Pete Campbell on AMC‘s Mad Men, which airs its final episodes in 2015. Bledel had a recurring role on the show in 2012.

Bledel Gets Engaged to “Mad Men” Star Vincent Kartheiser

Alexis Bledel will be hearing wedding bells in the near future…

The 31-year-old half-Argentinian actress, best known for her role as Rory Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls, and her Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser are officially engaged, according to

Alexis Bledel & Vincent Kartheiser

Bledel and her 33-year-old fiancé began dating when she portrayed his on-screen mistress on the hit AMC series last season.

This will be the first marriage for both.

Bledel, who just signed on to star in Fox’s comedy pilot Friends & Family, walked the red carpet in style at the SAG Awards with Kartheiser earlier this year.

No word yet on a wedding date.

Bledel Cast in Fox’s “Friends & Family” Comedy Pilot

Alexis Bledel could be returning to television as a series regular in the near future…

The 31-year-old Argentine/Mexican American actress, best known for her portrayal of Rory Gilmore on Gilmore Girls, has landed her series regular role since starring on the critically acclaimed WB/CW series.

Alexis Bledel

Bledel has been cast as the female lead opposite Jason Ritter in Fox’s Friends & Family comedy pilot.

From writer David Rosen, the project is based on the U.K. series Gavin & Stacey. It centers on the key life moments of Gavin (Ritter) and Stacey (Bledel), who are trying to maintain their relationship while dealing with their divisive families.

Bledel, who starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, most recently appeared in a recurring role on Mad Men.

Rivera: The Best-Dressed Latina at the SAG Awards…

Naya Rivera didn’t pick up The Actor at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, but she did earn best-dressed Latina honors…

The 26-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress/singer turned heads on the red carpet at the Shrine Exposition Center at Sunday’s SAG Awards.

Naya Rivera

Rivera, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series along with her Glee co-stars, rocked a Donna Karan Atelier black gown with a sheer exposed inset that not only showcased her ample cleavage, but added geometric appeal to her neckline with its intricately designed corset.

Rivera completed her look with Stuart Weitzman shoes, Neil Lane jewels and a Judith Leiber clutch.

But Rivera wasn’t the only Latina wearing a Donna Karan Atelier gown…

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara, who beat out Rivera and her castmates to claim her third consecutive SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series with her Modern Family co-stars, proudly displayed her curves in a skin-tight Donna Karan Atelier white lamé gown.

Vergara, who just received a pilot order for her Killer Women project from ABC, finished off her show-stopping look with white platforms and a million dollars worth of Neil Lane jewels.

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with her Homeland co-stars, resembled a proud peacock in her Basil Soda dress, which featured a feather-like print and a leg-revealing slit. The 33-year-old Brazilian American actress completed her look with giant Jacob & Co. earrings.

Alexis Bledel

Mad Men’s Alexis Bledel left red carpet watchers green with envy at the SAG Awards. The 31-year-old Argentinean and Mexican American actress, best known for her starring role on Gilmore Girls, rocked an emerald green Rena Lange pleated dress that helped highlight her eyes.

Bledel, who walked the red carpet with her boyfriend and Mad Men co-star Vincent Kartheiser, topped off her looks with House of Lavande vintage jewels and an Amanda Pearl clutch.

Lea Michele

Lea Michele proved to be pretty in pink on the red carpet. The 26-year-old half-Spanish actress, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series along with her Glee co-stars, wore a strapless fuchsia Valentino dress, Jennifer Meyer jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes and Fendi bag.