Gilmore Girls getting the axe

The witty banter of Lorelai and Rory have finally talked itself to death. After seven seasons of obscure pop culture references, long run-on sentences that defied breath control and a slew of quirky small town characters, the mom and daughter adventures will be no more.

Not sure who got the scoop because both Variety and E! Online have reports up about the decision to end the show after the final May 15 epsidoe ends. That episode features a guest appearance by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, so we totally know that all of Rory’s problems will be solved in the end. Anyway statements were released, but word is the major players couldn’t come to terms over money and the number of episodes for the eighth season.

“Announcing the final season [of Gilmore Girls] is truly a sad moment for everyone at the CW and Warner Bros. Television. This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television’s most memorable, lovable characters. We thank Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, Dave Rosenthal, the amazing cast led by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as well as the producers, writers and crew for giving us this delightful gem for the past seven years. We would also like to thank the critics and Gilmore fans for their passionate support and promise to give this series the sendoff it deserves.”

Ending now is a good thing. After the abrupt exit of Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Dan before season seven, the show has been just a tad below the exceptionally high standards the two set over the years. That David Rosenthal has been able to approximate a modicum of the clever dialogue is pretty amazing in its own right. What’s surprising is that Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel would entertain coming back for another season. Don’t the two of them have movie careers to get to?

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  • leb707 May 8, 2007, 8:37 am

    With Veronica Mars likely following suit, whatever will my Tivo record on Tuesday nights??