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ATX Television Festival to host 'Dawson's Creek' writers' room, 'Gilmore Girls' reunions

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Next year’s ATX Television Festival will feature two high-profile reunions: The cast of the Gilmore Girls and the Dawson’s Creek writers’ room.

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman Palladino and stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel will be on hand for a panel honoring the 15th anniversary of the show’s debut.

“So, after years of peace and quiet, these lunatics have chosen to get the chattiest chicks in the world back under one roof? Really? Okay. You asked for it,” Palladino said in a statement. “Gilmore was the highlight of my ridiculous life. I can’t wait to sit with these unbelievable broads and relive a time where sleep did not exist, where stress and coffee were mama’s little helpers, and where we all dove into the deep end together to make something weird and very very cool.”

For the first time, ATX will also host a writers’ room reunion, which will feature Dawson’s Creek creator/showrunner Kevin Williamson, showrunner Greg Berlanti, and writers Jenny Bicks, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas, Liz Tigelaar, Paul Stupin, Rina Mimoun, Maggie Friedman, Anna Fricke, Gina Fattore and Dana Baratta.

Dawson’s Creek and Kevin Williamson changed my life and gave me a career,” Berlanti said. “Nothing could be more exciting then to be back with so many people I respect and admire than my fellow writers from the show… and our amazing creator, Kevin.”

Among the other confirmed guests at the festival: Graham Yost (Justified), Noah Hawley (Fargo), Phil Rosenthal (Everybody Loves Raymond), Eli Attie (The West Wing), Doug Robinson (The Goldbergs), David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards). Additionally, Journeyman creator Kevin Falls, director Alex Graves and star Kevin McKidd will reunite for a panel discussing NBC’s canceled-too-soon 2007 series.

The ATX Television Festival will run June 4-7 in Austin, Texas. Get more information here.