Now that we've all had 24 hours to fully process the fact that "Gilmore Girls" is reportedly coming back, we can all get to thinking about the important stuff -- like, for example, who from the show's original, 2000-2007 run will show their pretty face on Netflix?
None of the actors (nor creator Amy Sherman-Palladino) have officially confirmed their involvement in the series so far, though TVLine reports that Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, and Scott Patterson will almost definitely return for more coffee and fast-talk in the beloved
California studio lot New England town of Stars Hollow. So in the absence of official word, we're going to go ahead and update you on who will likely be back... based on what they're up to now (sup, Melissa McCarthy?) and what their characters were doing last time we saw them.
Lauren Graham (Lorelai Gilmore)
Graham has kept very busy post-"Gilmore Girls," most notably as another single mom, Sarah Braverman, on "Parenthood." (She met her boyfriend Peter Krause and BFF Mae Whitman on that show, btw.) She recurs on "The Odd Couple," and on the same day that news of her involvement in more "Gilmore" was announced, she also revealed that she would be partnering with Whitman for an adaptation of "The Royal We."
Graham also recently reunited with a whole bunch of the "Gilmore" cast and crew for the ATX television festival in Austin, Texas, she wrote a book called "Someday, Someday, Maybe," and she's pretty active on Twitter. (Of the "Gilmore" revival she wrote, "DUDES. I can't confirm this. But I also can't deny this... ")
Alexis Bledel (Rory Gilmore)
Bledel's most notable role in recent years was on "Mad Men," where she fell in love with series star Vincent Kartheiser. The two were married in 2014. She appeared last summer opposite Katherine Heigl in the indie flick "Jenny's Wedding," and filmed a show for Fox, "Us & Them," that never aired. She also recently reunited with the "Gilmore" cast and crew at ATX... and it goes without saying that without Bledel, there'd be no "Gilmore" revival. She'll be back.
Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore)
Bishop reunited with Sherman-Palladino as a star on "Bunheads," and she recently guest-starred on FX's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll." She will reportedly return for the reunion, which makes sense, as there's no "Gilmore" without Emily. She recently reunited with the "Gilmore" cast and crew at ATX.
Scott Patterson (Luke Danes)
Patterson starred in a bunch of the "Saw" movies as Agent Strahm, who -- unsurprising spoiler alert -- eventually died horribly, as people in those films are wont to do. He hasn't acted much since 2011, but he's done some production work and he's on Twitter. Regarding the revival, he wrote, "Gilmore Nation: even tho I can't comment I am so thankful for your undying support. Y'all are amazing!"... but according to TVLine, he's expected to return. He recently reunited with the "Gilmore" cast and crew at ATX.
Melissa McCarthy (Sookie St. James)
McCarthy is one of the most famous working comic actors in Hollywood. She headlined Paul Feig's "Spy" earlier this year, and next summer she's set to star in "Ghostbusters." It seems unlikely that McCarthy, who skipped ATX, will return for more "Gilmore" -- but she does slum it on TV for "Mike & Molly," so you never know. She's married with two kids, and recently released her first clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7.
She's basically a boss.
Keiko Agena (Lane Kim)
Agena lives in Los Angeles with her husband, where she is a self-professed improv fan. She's had bit roles on "Scandal" and "Shameless," and she recently reunited with the boys of Hep Alien at ATX. We'd be shocked -- SHOCKED! -- if Rory wasn't still friends with Lane, so let's hope we'll see her on the revival.
Yanic Truesdale (Michel Gerard)
Michel runs a spin studio called SpinEnergie in Montreal. He attended the ATX reunion, and even though it's still absurd that Michel ever moved to Stars Hollow in the first place, we hope he'll be back for more.
Jared Padalecki (Dean Forester)
Let's be real, you know where JarPad is. Now, whether or not he'll be back -- even though he gleefully attended ATX -- should be up in the air, since Jared is busy and Dean was the absolute worst.
Liza Weil (Paris Gellar)
Weil, who partnered with Sherman-Palladino on "Bunheads" after "Gilmore Girls," currently stars as the devious Bonnie Winterbottom on "How to Get Away With Murder" (and before that, she met an unfortunate fate on another Shonda Rhimes show, "Scandal"). She hooks up with Matt McGorry on that show, and we are all jealous.
She also tweets, she attended the "Gilmore Girls" ATX reunion, and she will almost definitely return to her fave place ever Stars Hollow, because what is "Gilmore Girls" without the fabulous Paris?
Sean Gunn (Kirk Gleason)
Gunn, who played man with man jobs Kirk on "Gilmore Girls," is seemingly very, very excited about the revival. He guest starred on "Glee" and "Bunheads" after he left Stars Hollow, but nowadays he's perhaps most famous for being the brother of James Gunn, AKA the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Sean had a bit role in that film, and also acted as a stand-in for Rocket Raccoon and Thanos. He'll next appear in another of James' projects, "
The Belko Experiment," alongside Fitz from "Scandal" and Merle from "The Walking Dead."
Milo Ventimiglia (Jess Mariano)
Ventimiglia was on "Heroes," ICYMI. He thankfully avoided "Heroes Reborn," but was not able to avoid "The Whispers," which was canceled after only one season last August, or the 2015 movie "Wild Card," which starred Jason Statham and bombed big time. He's also recurred on "Gotham," and he'll play Jackson in the movie "Devil’s Gate" later this year. He'll presumably appear again on "Gilmore Girls," since "Team Jess" seems to be just as strong as ever. You can follow him on Twitter for more updates...
Chris Eigeman (Jason Stiles)
Eigeman, who appeared on one season of "Gilmore Girls" as (the perhaps unjustly reviled) Jason, lives and tweets in New York City. He's scored bit parts on "Girls" and "Bunheads," but most of his work post-Stars Hollow has been in indie projects. We doubt we'll see him on the revival, but that doesn't mean he won't be missed.
Matt Czuchry (Logan Huntzberger)
Czuchry has played Cary Agos on "The Good Wife" for all of its seven seasons, which is great, because now everybody finally gets a chance to love him. (We still think Logan got a bad rap, TBH.) He showed up to the ATX reunion, but who knows what happened with Rory and Logan -- it might depend on his busy "Good Wife" shooting schedule.
Liz Torres (Ms. Patty)
Torres has had bit parts on shows like "Scandal" and "Devious Maids" since the end of "Gilmore." She attended the ATX reunion, and we bet she'll be back for more Stars Hollow action next year.
Jackson Douglas (Jackson Belleville)
Douglas hasn't really been in anything since "Gilmore Girls" said goodbye, but his voice can be heard in multiple episodes of "Family Guy." (He used to be married to the voice of Lois, Alex Borstein.) He showed up to the ATX reunion, but if Sookie doesn't show up on the revival, can Jackson?
Scott Cohen (Max Medina)
Cohen seems to have fared a bit better in real life than he did in Stars Hollow. His acting resume is huge -- if mostly full of bit parts -- and includes a two-year stint starring in "Necessary Roughness." He recently appeared on NBC's "Allegiance," which was canceled after five episodes due to low ratings, and he teaches a screenwriting course at Columbia University.
... Which is great, but we'd still be pretty shocked if "Gilmore Girls" resurrected Mr. Medina. Just let the man live in peace, Lorelai-free, you guys.
Todd Lowe (Zach Van Gerbig)
Lowe, who attended the ATX reunion and played with Hep Alien earlier this year, most famously starred on "True Blood" after his time on "Gilmore Girls." He tweets now and then, plays music, and will hopefully be back for the revival since Lane and Zach are forever, maybe.
David Sutcliffe (Christopher Hayden)
Sutcliffe starred on a Canadian series, "Cracked," for two seasons before its cancelation in 2014, and then again in the short lived "Proof" on TNT. He had a stint on "Private Practice" years before that, and he still acts and maintains an active Twitter account to this day. We'd say that you shouldn't expect Christopher to return since Lorelai clearly lived happily ever after with Luke, but we all know how Rory's dad manages to rear his not-so-ugly head every couple of years.
Michael Winters (Taylor Doose)
Winters has stayed out of the public eye entirely since "Gilmore Girls" came to an end. He has no social media presence -- at least nothing in his own name -- so maaaaybe bet on Taylor's reign of Stars Hollow terror coming to an end.
Danny Strong (Doyle McMaster)
Strong is now super famous -- for his work behind the camera. He co-created "Empire" with Lee Daniels, wrote "The Butler" (which was directed by Lee Daniel), and also wrote both "Mockingjay" movies in "The Hunger Games" series. He won multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe for writing HBO's "Game Change," and also recently appeared on "Girls."
Strong also attended the ATX reunion, where he joked that Doyle would still be together with Paris... giving us hope that he'd find time in his busy schedule to appear -- even briefly! -- on the "Gilmore" revival.
Vanessa Marano (April Nardini)
Marano has redeemed herself on
ABC Family's Freeform's "Switched at Birth." She's played the lovely Bay since 2011, while also filming guest stints on "NCIS" and "Grey's Anatomy." Something tells us that, when "Gilmore Girls" returns, April will be off at grad school or something.
Emily Kuroda (Mrs. Kim)
We'd be shocked if Kuroda, who spent seven seasons emotionally abusing Lane, didn't show up for some sort of redemption arc. She still acts occasionally -- she appeared in "Maybe Someday" in 2015, and has played a recurring doctor on "The Bold and the Beautiful" for years -- and she seemingly maintains this Twitter account.
Teal Redmann (Louise Grant)
Redmann, whose full name is Brittany Teal Redmann, seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. She hasn't, however -- she appeared on "CSI" five times between 2005 and 2014, playing Ellie Brass. She's also married, according to Tumblr user break-free39, who bemoaned the fact that, according to his or her research, Teal is now married with a child.
Will she appear on "Gilmore Girls" again? As with everyone else, that's TBD, but it seems unlikely that Rory would still pal around with Madeline and Louise anymore.
Shelly Cole (Madeline Lynn)
According to Cole's Instagram page, she is now an acting coach. She also acted consistently -- in bit parts -- until 2011. She directed a short film called "Body Keepers" in 2015.
Chad Michael Murray (Tristan Dugray)
Murray has remained in the public eye since his time on "Gilmore" came to an end, first with "One Tree Hill" and now with Marvel's "Agent Carter." He'll soon appear on "Scream Queens," but we'd be very shocked if Tristan returned to "Gilmore Girls" -- Rory's done with bad boys, right?
Ed Herrmann (Richard Gilmore)
Herrmann passed away of brain cancer on New Year's Eve, 2014. His "Gilmore" cast mates paid tribute to him by leaving a chair empty at the ATX reunion.