STATUS: previously in development (2003-2004 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION: (from the WB's press release) Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed WB series "Gilmore Girls," brings her keen insight to the father/son dynamic in this highly anticipated spin-off, starring The WB's breakout star Milo Ventimiglia as Jess Mariano. Jess is stunned when his long-lost father, Jimmy (Rob Estes, "Melrose Place," "Providence") shows up in Stars Hollow, but during this awkward visit, a door is opened to something more. With the prospect of graduation fading fast and girlfriend Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) heading off to college, there will soon be nothing left in Stars Hollow for Jess, so he heads west to Jimmy's home in Venice, California to see if he can find a purpose in life before it's too late. Father and son don't quite click, but Jess senses kindred souls in his father's live-in girlfriend Sasha (Sherilynn Fenn, "Twin Peaks") and her bookish young daughter Lily (newcomer Alix Kermes). With Jimmy and Sasha providing a safe haven for the youthful skaters, surfers and latch-key kids in this tight-knit beach-front community, Jess may have finally found a place that feels like home. From writer/ director/executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino ("Gilmore Girls," "Roseanne") and executive producer Daniel Palladino ("Gilmore Girls," "Roseanne") for Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions and Warner Bros. Television Production Inc.