Updated 03:09 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Melissa McCarthy Says No One Asked her to Join the 'Gilmore Girls' Revival

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Melissa McCarthy confirms she will not be returning to the "Gilmore Girls" as Sookie St. James in the upcoming four-part revival from Netflix.

On Tuesday, the "Mike & Molly" star revealed over Twitter that she did not get an invite to reprise her role in the reboot of the hit American TV series.

The Tweet was in response to a post from a fan named Tara Gibson pleading for the actress to return to the show.

"@melissamccarthy PUH-LEEZ come back to Stars Hollow!! #gilmoregirlsrevival," the fan wrote, sharing a link to a Mashable report about the "Gilmore Girls" reboot.

A report from E! News noted that McCarthy may have been too busy working on big projects like the gender-flipping "Ghostbusters" reboot that "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino did not bother sending her an official invitation to appear on the show.

This may hold some truth if you consider Sherman-Palladino's recent statement while talking to TV Line about the project.

"She's really f-ing busy. But the thing I have said [to her team] is, 'Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I'll write her a scene," she told the outlet.

Sherman-Palladino also emphasized that the 45-year-old comedienne would always be a part of the show.

"Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] -- even if for just a cameo -- we would be totally game. And if it's a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That's the way we left it," she added.

But since there seems to be no chance of getting her onto the set of "Gilmore Girls," Sherman-Palladino and the other showrunners decided to write a storyline that does not include her character.

She further explained that while the character would not appear, her absence will be explained in the show.

According to People, McCarthy played a character named Sookie St. James, who was Lorelai's best friend and a professional chef.

The character appeared in 153 episodes during the entire course of the show that ran from 2000 through 2007 and played a total of seven seasons.

Among the original cast that has been confirmed to reprise their roles, include Scott Patterson who plays Luke, Kelly Bishop as Emily, Sean Gunn starring as Kirk, and Keiko Agena as Lane.

Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Daniel, will be writing and directing the reboot which will be comprised of four 90-minute flicks.

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