Here is a press statement from the CW:
Announcing the final season of ‘Gilmore Girls’ is truly a sad moment for everyone at The CW and Warner Bros. Television. This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television’s most memorable, lovable characters. We thank Amy Sherman-Palladino, Dan Palladino, Dave Rosenthal, the amazing cast led by Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as well as the producers, writers and crew for giving us this delightful gem for the past seven years. We would also like to thank the critics and ‘Gilmore’ fans for their passionate support and promise to give this series the send off it deserves.
GILMORE GIRLS finale airs Tuesday May 15 on The CW at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
According to Ausiello’s sources, the WB could just not make a deal with Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham.
The last deal offered included large salary hikes and an offer to do a shortened season.
The show’s cast and crew — many of whom thought an eighth season was in the bag — are said to be in a state of shock. "Everyone was pretty blindsided by this and still processing it at the moment," reports a Gilmore insider. "Talks must have broken down very, very recently because it came as one hell of a surprise."
The good news? The May 15 finale was meant to serve as either a series or season finale. And having just read the script, I can assure you that it’s a satisfying conclusion to the series. As I previously teased, it brings Gilmore full circle.
As Lauren Graham reported in 2006, she would not let the show end with a wedding, so perhaps this is why the promise of another season was not appealing to her. This is her vision:
I care very much how the story ends,” Graham said told the AP. “… It would be my worst nightmare if we end the show with a wedding. To me, the premise of the show was, ‘What if your parent was your best friend?’