12:11pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Gilmore Girls' Repeats Heading to Up
The Gilmore girls are on the move.
The beloved series, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel, has landed at Up, the family-focused cable network announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour.
All seven seasons of the series will begin airing in the fall.
"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," said Up GM Amy Winter.
The series picked up steam recently thanks to Netflix, with creator Amy Sherman-Palladino crediting the streaming service with bringing the series to new fans.
"You expect to be fired before it gets on the air. Gilmore Girls was different for The WB at the time; it wasn't really in their wheelhouse," said Sherman-Palladino in June at the ATX Television Festival of the show's early days on The WB. "Nobody expected us to get watched or viewed. Then they moved us and put on this little show called American Idol. Then you think, "We're not going to make it" — and then we went off the air, and you expect to meet at the actors' homes and play bingo. Then DVDs and Netflix kept it going. I didn't even know it was going on Netflix!"
The cast recently reunited at ATX, where the showrunner addressed the likelihood of a Gilmore Girls movie and more.
Repeats of Gilmore Girls currently air on ABC Family. The series won a Family Television Award for new series and was named best family TV drama by the Young Artist Awards.
Up is available in 70 million homes.