Bad news for folks desperately awaiting the arrival of The Return of Jezebel James, the midseason Fox comedy from Gilmore Girls creator (and genius) Amy Sherman-Palladino starring Wuz Girl Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose. Late last week, the network reduced the order from 13 episodes to just 7, according to Variety.
Fox claims an overstuffed midseason lineup, with 24 and American Idol returning. But it’s hard not to suspect the show might be on the rocks. No one loved the Gilmore Girls more than us, but clips we saw of the pilot during the spring Up Fronts was only so-so funny.
Still, we’re crossing our fingers that this dream team will get it together for a full season pickup next year.