No spoil­ers, but ‘Gil­more Girls’ star Melissa McCarthy finds the chem­istry is back

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Melissa McCarthy an­swered the call for Net­flix’s “Gil­more Girls” se­quel and made magic again with star Lau­ren Gra­ham, the show’s cre­ator said.

McCarthy’s ca­reer has soared with movies in­clud­ing “Brides­maids” and “Ghost­busters” since she played Sookie in the 2000-07 se­ries, com­pli­cat­ing ef­forts to fit tap­ing into her busy sched­ule, said Amy Sher­man-Pal­ladino. But it was in­evitable, she added.

“She’s the same,” she said. McCarthy and Gra­ham “have a weird Lucyand-Ethel thing that you kind of have to just see it to un­der­stand it,” Sher­man-Pal­ladino said, and played off each other within min­utes of re­unit­ing.

Gra­ham said the en­tire cast, in­clud­ing Alexis Bledel, Scott Pat­ter­son and Kelly Bishop, eas­ily con­nected again.

“Every­thing was like, ‘Oh, here’s the chem­istry we had from the very first day we met,’ and it was just a joy to re­visit,” she said.

The new se­ries, “Gil­more Girls: A Year in the Life,” in­cludes four 90-minute chap­ters that will de­but glob­ally on Nov. 25.

Sher­man-Pal­ladino, who shared writ­ing and di­rect­ing du­ties with husband Dan Pal­ladino, said she would have pre­ferred the episodes to be re­leased grad­u­ally. She sug­gested those in­clined to spoil the end­ing for oth­ers get “some ther­apy” be­fore­hand.

Melissa McCarthy is back with “Gil­mour Girls” which in­cludes four 90-minute chap­ters that will de­but glob­ally on Nov. 25

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