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Gilmore Girls

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The Gilmore Way was the working title of this series.
The Family Friendly Programming Forum funded the filming of the Pilot episode, making Gilmore Girls the first show funded by this organization to make it to air.
Reruns of Gilmore Girls can be seen on ABC Family.
After 7 seasons, Lauren Graham (Lorelai) and Alexis Bledel (Rory) were the only cast members to appear in each of the 153 episodes.
Scott Patterson (Luke) originally signed only for the Pilot episode. However, after seeing the chemistry between him and Lauren Graham (Lorelai) he was signed on as a series regular.
The entire town of Stars Hollow was built on the backlot of Warner Brother's Studios in Los Angeles.
Development Changes:
- Alex Borstein was originally cast to play Sookie instead of Melissa McCarthy but couldn't get out of other contracts.
- Nathan Wetherington was originally cast to play Dean instead of Jared Padalecki.
The average script for an episode of Gilmore Girls is 75 pages long, making it 20 pages longer than the typical one-hour television script.
The entire set of Stars Hollow is on the "Midwest Street" set that was used for the 1946 film Saratoga Trunk. This set has been used for several other television shows including various Central Perk scenes for Friends, and Jesse's house on The Dukes of Hazzard.
Alexis Bledel (Rory) strongly dislikes coffee, but her character loves it. Throughout the series, her coffee cup is filled with soda instead of coffee.
Stars Hollow is based on the town of Washington Depot, Connecticut. Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino visited the town while on vacation and it became her inspiration for Stars Hollow.

Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CW ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 05, 2000
Ended: May 15, 2007
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