‘Gilmore Girls’ Revival Adds Mae Whitman Cameo

If the loss of Parenthood was finally settling into a dull ache, the Gilmore Girls revival is about to bring that pain front and center, announcing a Mae Whitman cameo. Fans will remember her as Lauren Graham’s daughter from Parenthood. Others will cry sacrilege that the two tv universes collide since who can choose between the two awesome mothers Graham has played. Or for that matter who can choose between Whitman and Alexis Bledel?

Sadly, wishing for Parenthood back will not make it happen, and yet Gilmore Girls has returned! And with the added bonus of Whitman sharing screen time with Graham again. I think Whitman is probably as excited or more!

TV Line says, She shares a really fun (albeit small) moment with Graham that will delight Parenthood fans.


  • Lauren Graham (Lorelai)
  • Alexis Bledel (Rory)
  • Luke (Scott Patterson)
  • Emily (Kelly Bishop)
  • Logan (Matt Czuchry)
  • Jess (Milo Ventimiglia)
  • Dean (Jared Padalecki)
  • Lane (Keiko Agena)
  • Kirk (Sean Gunn)
  • Paris (Liza Weil)
  • Michel (Yanic Truesdale)
  • Taylor (Michael Winters)
  • Gypsy (Rose Abdoo)
  • Andrew (Mike Gandolfi)
  • Singing Troubadour (Grant-Lee Phillips)


  • There will be a time jump, a huge one in fact. Eight years will have passed since we hung out in Stars Hollow with the coolest (well… definitely the snarkiest) mother-daughter duo to grace our television screens.
  • Instead of a series episode format, Netflix is creating four 90-minute television mini-movies written and produced by Team!Palladino. (Amy Sherman-Palladino will write. Daniel Palladino will produce.) Each mini-movie themed after a season — Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer.
  • The plan is for all of Rory’s suitors [Dean (Jared Padalecki), Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) and Logan (Matt Czuchry)] to show up as part of the main storyline.
  • At the ATX Television Festive, Amy Sherman-Palladion hinted that four words would finally get their day in the sun. And Lauren Graham knows something, but she isn’t spilling details despite interviews where she states she does know who says these words, and to whom.

From the amount of tweeting from the revival set, it looks like it is full steam ahead on shooting Gilmore Girls. May it not be long till the show comes to Netflix!


Fluent in Friends quotes. Complete TV geek and I get way too obsessed and invested in TV shows.