TV - Movies
Gilmore Girls'
Creator Amy
Sherman-Palladino
Reveals The Show
Began As A Fluke
By CAROLYN JENKINS
When "Gilmore Girls" first aired on The WB, no one could have imagined the cultural impact and ultimate success that the show would have. However, as inconceivable as it may seem, the magic of "Gilmore Girls" had not always been intentional.
After several of her pitches had fallen flat, the “Gilmore Girls” co-creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino suggested the premise on a whim. In an interview with “TODAY,” she explained "It was a total fluke. I sold it off of a line. Off of 'uh... it's mother and daughter, and they're like friends...' And they all perked up and literally said, 'great, we'll buy that.'"
Sherman-Palladino may have felt the suggestion was out of nowhere, but something sunk in. "Gilmore Girls" left such an impression on fans that even a decade and a half after its first airing, many clamored for a continuation which they got when "Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life" premiered in 2016.