‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator To Pen NYC-Centric HBO Series, So We Take A Seat On The HC Casting Couch

It’s nearly impossible to chose which dearly departed series we miss more: the heartwarming mother-daughter dramedy “Gilmore Girls” or the savvy Manhattan-centric “Sex and the City.” Thankfully, we may not have to chose, as a new HBO series penned by “GG” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (pictured far right in 2005 with “Gilmore” alums Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel) may allow us to revisit the best of both worlds.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the as-yet untitled series “chronicles the complicated relationship between three adult sisters, all writers sharing the same Upper East Side apartment building, and their mother, a domineering literary lioness who reserves most of her affections for their ne’er-do-well brother.”

“It’s a story of love, hate, family — and finding the perfect opening line,” Amy added.

Amy’s whip-smart writing coupled with the bawdiness afforded by HBO, hint at the makings of a great series — it just needs a fabulous cast! So Hollywood Crush is taking a seat on our casting couch to decide who should prowl Fifth Avenue. Amy, we hope you’re listening!

Sister #1: Joanna Garcia

The plucky red head’s previous parts have perfectly prepared her for one of the series’ sisterly roles. Joanna’s had plenty of experience penning prose as nanny/would-be biographer Megan Smith on The CW’s now-defunct series “Privileged,” not to mention she recently hobnobbed with Manhattan’s elite as Nate’s (Chace Crawford) conniving girlfriend Bree Buckley on “Gossip Girl.”

Sister #2: Amber Tamblyn

Every family has a resident sourpuss and we bet this one is no different. Amber’s cultivated a surly yet lovable persona in the two “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movies, and now that her cop series “The Unusuals” was relieved of its badge, she’s got some free time on her hands. Plus, she can ask for pointers from boyfriend David Cross (a.k.a. Tobias Funke) who starred on another familial series “Arrested Development.”

Sister #3: Brittany Daniel

Rumors have been flying that Brittany’s canceled series “The Game” may be revived on BET, but in the meantime, we’re snatching her up for our own casting purposes. In addition to the CW series, you may recognize the pretty blond from her role as Jessica Wakefield on “Sweet Valley High.” We think she’ll make a sweet addition to this ensemble cast as the smart, snarky older sis.

The Brother: Barry Watson

No matter how old the “Samantha Who?” star gets, he’ll always have a bit of a lost puppy dog quality about him, which makes him perfect for the mama’s boy, slacker brother role. And let’s not forget Barry’s already mastered one sibling part playing Matt Camden for nearly a decade on the family drama “7th Heaven.”

Mom: Michelle Pfeiffer

My first instinct is to cast usual suspect Candice Bergen in the overbearing older woman role she’s perfected over the past 10 years. But I’m willing to give someone else a chance, and that someone is Michelle. We haven’t seen much of her lately, most recently in the little-seen “Cheri,” but a stint on a clever cable series could give her career the second wind others like Holly Hunter and Kyra Sedgwick have enjoyed.

Do you agree with our casting suggestions? Who would you like to see in the new HBO series?