'Gilmore Girls' Creator Explains Why Max Medina Won't Be on the Revival

This 'Gilmore Girls' alum wasn't invited back to Stars Hollow.

'Gilmore Girls' Creator Explains Why Max Medina Won't Be on the Revival
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The man who proposed with a 1,000 yellow daisies still can't catch a break.

Gilmore Girls creator and writer, Amy Sherman-Palladino, did her absolute best to squeeze in all of the show's alums once the revival was green-lit by Netflix. Despite defying odds and finding a way to include Melissa McCarthy's endearing character, Sookie St. James, Sherman-Palladino was unable to fit in one particular person: Max Medina.

“Once the three leads [Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, and Kelly Bishop] were honored and Luke [Scott Patterson] was honored, then [it was a question of], how do we honor all our other characters? We wanted to get this person in and this person in,” explained Sherman-Palladino to Entertainment Weekly.

Unfortunately, Rory's English teacher from Chilton — who was also briefly engaged to her mother, Lorelai — wasn't asked to return to Stars Hollow. “One person I didn’t figure out how to get in was Scott Cohen, whom we love so much. Not that we’re not still thinking about him, but we couldn’t figure out how to get Max in there,” Sherman-Palladino stated in the same interview. “We had so much story. We left storylines on the cutting room floor before we started.

“By the time [the Netflix deal] was announced we had written all four of these movies so we couldn’t adjust them,” said Sherman-Palladino. “If Meryl Streep had announced she wanted to come in we would have said, ‘Sorry, Meryl. Too late.’ Well, maybe not Meryl.”

Are you sad that Max Medina won't be returning or are you totally over him? Also, check out photos of the cast on the set of the Gilmore Girls revival here, and the first official photos from the set here.

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