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"I really feel like the s–-t in your family never really gets worked out. But that’s what’s so great about family. That’s why the show was a great show to write. You’re never going to run out of conflict."
—ASP's view on family[1]

Amy Sherman-Palladino is the creator of Gilmore Girls, and was showrunner and executive producer for the first 6 seasons.


Amy Sherman-Palladino created Gilmore Girls, which premiered in October 2000. Sherman-Palladino wrote 51 episodes of the series, and directed 15 episodes as well. After concluding her time on Gilmore Girls, Sherman-Palladino later created a half-hour comedy for FOX entitled "The Return of Jezebel James." In 2012, she created a new show for ABC Family, "Bunheads." Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore) was one of the stars of Bunheads. Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) and Gregg Henry (Mitchum Huntzberger) both appeared in multiple episodes of the show.

In June 2016, Amazon picked up a new series by Amy Sherman-Palladino entitled The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, a story of a 1950s housewife attempting to become the first ever female stand-up. As Sherman-Palladino's production company is named for Dorothy Parker and reference to her writing and jokes feature prominently in early Gilmore seasons, the series could prove an homage to a lifelong inspiration[2].

A Year In The Life[]

Main article: A Year In The Life

In 2015, Sherman-Palladino and husband Daniel Palladino closed a deal with Netflix and Warner Bros. to create four 90-minute episodes of Gilmore Girls as a conclusion to the series. Filming commenced February 2, 2016 and concluded on June 30, 2016. Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino have written and directed all four episodes.

Gilmore Girls[]


PilotThe Lorelais' First Day at ChiltonRory's Birthday PartiesRory's DanceDouble DateThat Damn Donna ReedThe Breakup, Part 2The Third Lorelai
Sadie, Sadie...There's the RubTeach Me TonightI Can't Get Started
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy DaysHaunted LegThey Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?Let the Games BeginDear Emily and RichardThe Big OneHappy Birthday, BabySay Goodnight, GracieHere Comes the Son
The Lorelais' First Day at YaleThe Hobbit, The Sofa and Digger StilesAn Affair to RememberTed Koppel's Big Night OutNag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic GospelsThe Incredible Shrinking LorelaisGirls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the TwistLuke Can See Her FaceRaincoats and Recipes
Say Goodbye to Daisy MillerWritten In The StarsThe Party's OverBut Not As Cute As PushkinWedding Bell BluesJews and Chinese FoodBut I'm a Gilmore!A House Is Not a Home
New and Improved LorelaiTwenty-One is the Loneliest NumberThe Prodigal Daughter Returns


Sadie, Sadie...Hammers and VeilsNick & Nora/Sid & NancyA-Tisket, A-TasketLost and FoundI Can't Get Started
Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy DaysHere Comes the Son
The Lorelais' First Day at YaleRaincoats and Recipes
Say Goodbye to Daisy MillerWedding Bell BluesA House Is Not a Home
New and Improved LorelaiThe Prodigal Daughter Returns


  • Due to a contract dispute with the then-new CW network, Sherman-Palladino left Gilmore Girls after the end of Season 6, and was replaced by David S. Rosenthal.


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