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Gilmore Girls

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Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama television series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel.

A television program is a segment of content intended for broadcast on over-the-air, cable television, or Internet television, other than a commercial, trailer, or any other segment of content not serving as attraction for viewership.

Comedy-drama, occasionally known as dramedy, is a subgenre in contemporary forms of tragicomedy, especially in television, that combines elements of comedy and drama.

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Sherman-Palladino, her husband, Daniel Palladino, David S. Rosenthal, and Gavin Polone served as the executive producers.

David Stephen Rosenthal is an American television producer, and was the last executive producer of the American dramedy Gilmore Girls, in that show's seventh season, which aired on The CW, taking over duties from the departing Amy Sherman-Palladino.

Daniel Palladino is one of the producers of the American animated sitcom Family Guy.

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The series debuted on October 5, 2000 on The WB and remained a tent-pole to the network until its move to The CW on September 26, 2006.

The CW Television Network is an American broadcast television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of the United Paramount Network, and the Warner Bros. Entertainment division of Time Warner, former majority owner of The WB Television Network.

The WB Television Network was an American television network that was first launched on broadcast television on January 11, 1995 as a joint venture between the Warner Bros. Entertainment division of Time Warner and the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Company, with the former acting as controlling partner.

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The series originally ran for seven seasons and ended its run on May 15, 2007.

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The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, also named Lorelai but who prefers to be called Rory, living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

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The town is filled with colorful characters and is located approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut.

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and the historic seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960.

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The series explores issues of family, friendship and romance, as well as generational divides and social class.

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Ambition, education, work, love, family, and questions of class constitute some of the series' central concerns.

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The show's social commentary manifests most clearly in Lorelai's difficult relationship with her wealthy, appearance-obsessed parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, and in Rory's interactions with the students at the Chilton Academy, and later, Yale University.

The Germanic first or given name Richard derives from German, French, and English "ric" and "hard", and it therefore means "powerful leader".

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Gilmore Girls was released to critical acclaim.

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It featured fast-paced dialogue filled with pop-culture references.

Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century.

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It won one Emmy Award for makeup in 2004.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

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The show placed No. 32 on Entertainment Weekly's "New TV Classics" list, and was listed as one of Time magazine's "All-TIME 100 TV Shows" in 2007.

Entertainment Weekly is an American magazine, published by Time Inc., that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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On January 29, 2016, it was confirmed that Gilmore Girls would return as a miniseries, titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, on Netflix.

A Year in the Life is a 1986 miniseries and a one-hour dramatic series that ran on NBC during the 1987–1988 television season, created by Joshua Brand and John Falsey.

Netflix Inc. is an American multinational entertainment company founded on August 29, 1997 in Scotts Valley, California by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph.

A miniseries is a television program that tells a story in a predetermined, limited number of episodes.

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The series will consist of four 90-minute episodes, which will be released on November 25, 2016.

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Each episode of the miniseries will be set in Stars Hollow with each episode covering a season, as in winter, spring, summer, and fall.

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