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Will ‘Gilmore Girls’ Creator’s New Show Make For The Most Jewish TV Ever?

“Gilmore Girls” fans, take a long, deep breath.

Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of the mother-daughter hit show, is coming out with a new TV pilot next week — and it looks delightfully Jew-y.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which lands on Amazon March 17th, centers around a 1950’s Jewish housewife who decides to break into the comedy business.

Per Amazon:

It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan, House of Cards) has everything she’s ever wanted – the perfect husband, two kids, and an elegant Upper West Side apartment perfect for hosting Yom Kippur dinner. But her perfect life takes an unexpected turn and Midge discovers a previously unknown talent – one that changes her life forever. She charts a course that takes her from her comfortable life on Riverside drive, through the basket houses and nightclubs of Greenwich Village, as she storms the world of stand-up …a course that will ultimately lead her to a spot on Johnny Carson’s couch.

The cast also includes “Monk” star Tony Shalhoub and Alex Borstein (yup, that’s Drella and Miss Celine from “Gilmore Girls”).

Throw in some fast-talking and a few cups of coffee, and this could easily be an antidote for the gaping hole in our hearts since Loreli and Rory left the small screen.

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at [email protected]

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