For those not in the know, Gilmore Girls is a show about two women, a mother and her daughter with only sixteen years separating them.
It’s been running for six years now, and has performed variably in the ratings. But it’s done well enough to be renewed year-on-year, and a six year run is nothing to be sneezed at.
This year, showrunners Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino asked for a few things. A director on staff. A two-year deal. And an extra staff writer or two. These are not unreasonable requests.
The show was renewed.
Their contract was not.
It makes interesting reading.