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Exclusive: 'Gilmore' gal Kelly Bishop checks into 'Mercy'

It’s a Gilmore Girls mother-daughter reunion on NBC!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that beloved Gilmore matriarch Kelly Bishop has booked a multi-episode arc on Mercy. She’ll play a patient of Sonia’s (Jamie Lee Kirchner) named Elaine.

Where does the Gilmore reunion part come in, you ask? Well, Bishop’s TV offspring, Lauren Graham, is also starring on a Peacock drama, Parenthood. And although Bishop’s first airdate is TBD, there’s a good chance both actresses will be appearing on NBC at the same time. And in my book* that constitutes a reunion.

* Bending the Truth to Achieve Higher Page Views is currently on sale at specialty bookstores nationwide.

Photo Credit: Bishop: Bruce Birmelin/Landov; Kirchner: Myles Aronowitz/NBC