ABC FAMILY BRINGS SEVENTH AND FINAL SEASON OF ACCLAIMED WARNER BROS. TELEVISION SERIES "GILMORE GIRLS" TO THE NETWORK
Addition Completes Network's Series Catalogue; Final Season Episodes Tentatively Set to Air on ABC Family in June 2009
Burbank, CA (February 25, 2009) � ABC Family has acquired the seventh and final season of Warner Bros. Television's acclaimed one-hour drama series, "Gilmore Girls," in a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution (WBDTD), it was announced today by Tom Zappala, senior vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. The addition of the last season gives the network the cable rights to the complete 153-episode "Gilmore Girls" collection. ABC Family, which currently runs the series' first six seasons, is tentatively set to begin airing the final episodes in June 2009.
"We're thrilled to finally offer our viewers all seven seasons of �Gilmore Girls,'" said Zappala. "The series has been enormously successful on the network and is a fan favorite."
"ABC Family has been a great home to �Gilmore Girls,' and we are pleased to announce this deal to bring the seventh and concluding season of the compelling drama to the network," said WBDTD President Ken Werner. "Cable channels continue to find value in quality, off-network hours that deliver a devoted, built-in audience, and we look forward to future success with the show on ABC Family."
The seventh season of "Gilmore Girls" starred Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, Keiko Agena, Yanic Truesdale, Liza Weil, Sean Gunn, Matt Czuchry and Kelly Bishop, and featured special appearances by recurring guest stars Edward Herrmann and Liz Torres. David S. Rosenthal is the executive producer. "Gilmore Girls" was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino.
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