At the Summer 2016 Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, Netflix kicked off the tour with a number of big date announcements for anticipated new and returning series. Chief among those is the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which will debut on the streaming service Nov. 25 at 12:01am PT. Four 90-minute episodes will cover each of the four seasons (hence the subtitle) as it reacquaints us with Lorelai and Rory Gilmore (Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel). Also back from the original Gilmore Girls are Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore, Keiko Agena as Lane Kim, Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason and Matt Czuchry as Logan Huntzberger. Melissa McCarthy was also back for one day of filming. Original creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is writing and directing all the episodes, with Daniel Palladino.
Other notable premiere date announcements for Netflix:
- The third installment of Chef’s Table debuts Sept. 2 at 12:01am PT
- Easy, a new anthology series from Joe Swanberg and starring Orlando Bloom and Malin Ackerman, premieres Sept. 22 at 12:01am PT
- Part 2 of Season 1 of The Ranch premieres Oct. 7 at 12:01am PT
- Charlie Brooker’s superb techno-paranoia anthology series Black Mirror premieres Oct. 21 at 12:01am PT
- Season 2 of Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall; good call on the name change) debuts Nov. 10 at 12:01am PT
- Season 2 of Beat Bugs premieres Nov. 18 at 12:01am PT
- The new docu-series Captive premieres Dec. 9 at 12:01am PT
- One Day at a Time, a reimagining of Normal Lear’s classic ’70s sitcom, this one centering on a Cuban-American family, premieres Jan. 6, 2017, at 12:01am PT. The 13-episode series stars Justina Machado and Rita Moreno.