Taking the GILMORE GIRLS theme song to heart, where Lauren Graham leads, Alexis Bledel will follow.
Sources confirm to me exclusively that in an effort to reverse the increasingly-depressing ratings that have plagued NBC’s highly-touted (not to mention extremely costly) dramedy PARENTHOOD, series creator Jason Katims and executive producer Ron Howard have agreed to give the Braverman family a little facelift by replacing Sarah’s daughter played by Mae Whitman with… wait for it… Alexis Bledel!
For those unfamiliar with the show — or a little slow on the uptake — that means Bledel and Lauren Graham will once again be playing mother and daughter.
“After the season NBC has had, the network has far too much invested in this series to sit idly by and watch it get beaten by repeats of THE GOOD WIFE,” whispers a high-placed mole on the condition of anonymity. “And the network has kept Bledel under contract ever since her stint on last May’s ER season finale. They’ve just been waiting for the perfect project.”
While the two Stars Hollow refugees are thrilled by the reunion, we hear rumblings that other cast members aren’t quite so thrilled. “Everyone is afraid the series will turn into a GILMORE GIRLS sequel,” says the source. “It’s completely unfounded, of course. This is an entirely different show with a different feel.” But will PARENTHOOD retain its identity if, as is now being rumored, Amy Sherman-Palladino is brought on board as a consultant?
Expect Bledel’s appearance to be a dream sequence conjured up by us as a way of reminding you that by not checking the calendar, it’s incredibly easy to become the butt of an April Fool’s Day joke!