From 2000 to 2007 America fell in love with the quirky, quick-witted, inseparable mother/daughter team collectively known as the Gilmore Girls. Nearly a decade later, the duo returned for one more season with Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
Originally, this special, star-studded season was only available on streaming giant Netflix. After four years, the show is back on the channel it spent the final year of its original run, The CW.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
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What is Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life?
The special season originally aired exclusively on Netflix. It premiereded in November 2016. Starting November 23, the show season will start airing on The CW.
- Launched: November 2016
- Airtime: The television premiere airs Monday, November 23, 2020, at 8pm EST.
- Channel: The CW
- Genre: Comedy-drama
- Starring: Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore, Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
- Seasons: 1
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- “The rapid-fire patter gets more room to breathe, all the better for cheeky asides or pointed repetitions. That’s good news for those who come for the witty repartee, and bad news for the Luke Daneses in the audience who dread set-pieces featuring elaborate festivals or Stars Hollow town meetings.” -Erik Adams, AV Club
How to stream Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
The CW is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream the CW, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content. This includes classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have a ton of local, entertainment, and sports channels to flip through. This includes HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geographic and Syfy.
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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Fubo TV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans. It’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch the CW, you’ll need to be in a specific market that carries it, but if yours does, you can get it at any service level.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied. This includes Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for the CW, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for the CW, you can get in at the baseline tiers to stream it if it’s in your market. (You should check before you commit, though.)