Turns out wherever “Gilmore Girls” goes, Melissa McCarthy will in fact follow.
After months of back-and-forth and increasing uproar over her absence on the Netflix reboot, McCarthy will officially return to her TV roots as beloved character Sookie St. James.
Fans can rejoice, Melissa McCarthy is coming back to Gilmore Girls!
“They’re making four new movies of the Gilmore Girls, which is a show that was near and dear to my heart for four years, and we could not get those schedules to work,” she explained on a clip for Friday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“There was a whole thing, and then I was going to be out of the country, and literally about an hour and a half ago, we figured out that I’m going to go back and do it, and I am so excited! They’re going to be amazing,” she continued to the audience’s applause.
The 45-year-old, who went on to superstardom after the show wrapped, had previously taken to Twitter to explain she was never invited to the reboot.
“Sadly, no one asked me or Sookie to come back to Stars Hollow. Wish them all the best!” she tweeted weeks after the January announcement.
She later stood firm on her absence—citing a busy schedule—after show creator Amy Sheman-Palladino told TVLine the actress had an open invitation.
McCarthy played Sookie St. James for seven years.
Palladino tried again this month with an invitation via EW, explaining there was still time as the highly anticipated show was filming until May 10.
“I know what the scene is. I’ll pre-light it for her. She can drive up, run in, shoot it, and run out. I can get her in and out in two hours,” she said.
The last-ditch effort clearly worked.
“Amy Sherman Palladino is going to squeeze me in to do it. I’m very happy to go back to Stars Hollow,” she told DeGeneres.
The mother-daughter drama is coming back with four mini movies.
It’s unclear how much screen time the “Bridesmaid” star will have, or what her storyline will be, but sources told TVLine she will tape her appearance in the coming days.
Fans quickly took to Twitter to rejoice and actress Lauren Graham also welcomed back her on-screen BFF.
“Yay, Sookie! This makes me so happy,” she tweeted.
The early 2000s show will return with four 90-minute episodes, with most of the main stars slated to make their comeback.
A premiere date has yet to be announced for the continuation of the mother-daughter series.