Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Golden Globe nominee Lauren Graham and Teen Choice Award winner Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB to widespread critical acclaim and remained a tent-pole to the WB until it was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW. The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore (Graham) and her daughter Rory Gilmore (Bledel) living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, located approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut. Ambition, education, and work constitute part of the series' central concerns, telling Lorelai's story from pregnant teen runaway and high school dropout to co-owner and manager of the Dragonfly Inn. Rory's transition from public school to the prestigious Chilton is similarly followed, exploring her ambition to study at an Ivy League college and to become a foreign correspondent.
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