UP has acquired all seven seasons of the award-winning family drama series Gilmore Girls, starring Lauren Graham (Parenthood), Alexis Bledel (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) and Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly).
Gilmore Girls, from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, will begin airing on UP this fall. The 153×1-hour series follows the strong mother-daughter bond between Lorelai (Graham) and Rory Gilmore (Bledel), as they go about their lives in a small Connecticut town full of eclectic characters.
Amy Winter, UP’s executive VP and general manager, remarked: “We’ve acquired one of the most beloved shows in family TV history and we are thrilled to add such a critically acclaimed family series to our lineup.”
“Gilmore Girls is a fan-favorite series that retains a very large and passionate following,” said Sophia Kelley, senior VP of programming at UP. “The strong and loving mother-daughter relationship portrayed in Gilmore Girls is a beautiful testament to the wonderful power of family drama. The series is a perfect fit for our brand of family entertainment.”
Also premiering this fall on UP is the brand-new original series Last Hope with Troy Dunn, following missing persons expert, author and motivational speaker Dunn as he helps people search for their long-lost loved ones. The series will make its debut on September 10. September 13 will see the debut of the movie Welcome Home, starring Luke Perry, who also served as executive producer. On August 12, UP will premiere its first original scripted drama series, Ties That Bind, a police procedural and family drama about a female police detective in suburban Seattle.
“I just wanted to do a basic closet that I couldn’t find,” sighs Melissa McCarthy about her new line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7. And while the line officially debuts on September 1, McCarthy is taking to HSN on August 13 to introduce the world to her fashion design persona. “Some days I want to be prim and proper, and others I want to be in a band,” adds McCarthy. “I lost the ability to do that with clothes.” The line is comprised of “everything a woman needs,” she says, from dresses and tailored separates to denim, all priced under $150: “The fun of it is you should be able to put these things together and not have to make a choice about going out to dinner or getting the sweater. Wear the sweater to dinner.”
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Melissa McCarthy notched her first No. 1 box-office debut as a leading lady with the $30 million opening of the espionage comedy “Spy,” leaving the guys of “Entourage” in the dust.
The result added to the string of success of McCarthy and writer-director Paul Feig, who first united on the 2011 hit “Bridesmaids.” While “Spy” fell short of the $39.1 million debut of their 2013 comedy “The Heat,” with Sandra Bullock, and came in a tad lower than some predicted, it was good enough to win a weekend lacking blockbuster punch but crowded with action, horror and the resurrected HBO series.
“It sets the table for a fantastic long run,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox.
The R-rated, action-heavy “Spy,” made for about $65 million, will depend on word-of-mouth and generally glowing reviews to propel it further in the coming weeks. The film, in which McCarthy plays a desk-bound CIA officer sent into a James Bond-like European caper, has already made $56.5 million overseas.
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