Well, we've got good news and bad news: Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband, Dan Palladino the masterminds behind megaliterate family whirlwind Gilmore Girls have scored a six-episode commitment from The WB for their new project, an hour-long update of a Tracy & Hepburn/Nick & Nora relationship. ''We wanted to do that witty, snappy, ain't-life-grand kind of couple,'' says Amy (inset). ''They've created this lovely universe for themselves...[but] real life is trying to encroach on their perfect little bubble.'' The series will be shot in New York Amy says the couple will live in the Dakota or, barring that, the ''Flakota.'' And while no casting decisions have been made as to the super-rich late-twentysomethings, whoever they are must chew on the pair's trademark motormouth dialogue (if they're going for a Thin Man thing, we can only imagine).
As for Gilmore? ''[It's] definitely going on for at least one more year,'' says Dan, but neither could confirm whether they'd be going on with it. Oh. That part was the bad news.