Netflix released a trailer for the upcoming “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” (watch above), and clearly Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) have updated their pop culture references for 2016. “Do you think Amy Schumer would like me?” Lorelai wonders. But the rest of us are wondering if the Emmys will finally like her.
“Gilmore Girls” originally aired on the WB network for seven seasons (2000-2007), but despite nominations from the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and TCA Awards, the show only ever received one Emmy nom: Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup in 2004 for the episode “The Festival of Living Art.” It won that award, but received no other recognition from the TV academy before that or after.
The series was likely hurt by its network curse. The TV academy infamously shunned younger-skewing WB and UPN networks from all major categories, except for a smattering of support at the Creative Arts Awards. That drought included critically hailed shows like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, “Felicity,” “Veronica Mars” and “Everybody Hates Chris.” The two networks eventually merged into the CW, and curse has since extended, with “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” getting shortchanged in the last two years.
But Netflix has become a major player at the Emmys, with three shows up for top program awards: “House of Cards” for Best Drama Series and “Master of None” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for Best Comedy Series. Will “Gilmore Girls” finally be redeemed by support from such a powerful Emmy player?
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” debuts on November 25 and will be a four-part event, with episodes taking place in each of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. What do you think of the new trailer? And are you hoping the show will get its Emmy revenge in 2017?
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