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The Pitch: What if the GILMORE GIRLS were sisters?

WHO’S WHO: Indie mainstay Parker Posey makes a welcome return to the small screen (after numerous sitcom guest stints) alongside her new sister Lauren Ambrose (SIX FEET UNDER) and GILMORE GIRLS alum Scott Cohen.

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: When hardworking book editor Sarah (Parker Posey) learns she can’t have children, she decides to ask her estranged sister Coco (Lauren Ambrose) for one really big favour. A favour that carries a nine month commitment.

THE GOOD: In a word, okay three — Amy Sherman-Palladino. Her unique vision, trademark blink-and-you’ll-miss dialogue and unique sense of humor all make a long awaited return to television. GILMORE GIRLS fans will not be disappointed.

THE BAD: The laugh track. Memo to FOX, this isn’t ‘TIL DEATH. Amy Sherman-Palladino fans are smart enough to realize when something’s funny, there’s no need for awkward canned laughter to cue us. And while we’re not in love with the title (a little too long and wordy for our tastes) we can’t think of anything better. If we do, rest assured we’ll be sure to let you know.

Please note: This is not a review, just a first impression. The pilot that was sent to theTVaddict.com is by no means final and many things can and will change between now and when the show actually premieres in September

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  • http://www.myspace.com/zmanoc Jason in the OC

    Sounds promising!

  • http://jezebeljames.info/ Tim King

    Being an Amy Sherman-Palladino fan, I’m really looking forward to this, so much so that I’ve been filling up my NetFlix queue with Parker Posey movies and episodes of Six Feet Under. Is that crazy? … Uh. Sorry. That was a line from Fay Grim.

    Anyhow, I know you’re not the first to criticize the laugh track. But frankly, it doesn’t bother me much. And the whole hullabaloo has also caused me to be more introspective of my own viewing choices. Here’s what I’ve found: Out of all the comedies on TV. I love the multi-camera comedy. If I’m lucky, I’ll like a single-camera comedy enough to keep watching. Believe it or not, there’s a very human reaction to the sound of an audience, even a virtual one. It’s the same human reaction that makes TV possible, and it has nothing to do with intelligence… I want to keep typing, but this is turning into a blog post, which I’ll make on my own site. Suffice it to say, as a critic, I understand where you’re coming from. As a TV viewer, I think you’re completely wrong.


  • becky

    when is this show going to air? like day and time? it looks really good! Being a six feet under fan, I am seriosly looking forward to her return to television.

  • http://jezebeljames.info/ Tim King

    Hi, Becky. It’s scheduled for Wednesday night at 8:30 next Spring, in the same time-slot ‘Til Death will occupy during the Fall and Winter.


  • curlygurl

    Fox just moved the time again. Now it’s on Fridays! Ugh. It starts on March 14th I think.

  • Aspen73

    They’ve cancelled it. I really liked the show. Great…everytime I get in to a show the network cancels it.