That’s not how creator Amy Sherman Palladino tells the story, though. She says McCarthy’s people were contacted in a recent interview with TV Line.
“She’s really f***ing busy,” Sherman Palladino said. “But the thing I have said [to her team] is, ‘Look, if Melissa is available and has an afternoon free, I’ll write her a scene. Melissa was one of us. If she has a spare moment to run over [to the set] – even if for just a cameo – we would be totally game. And if it’s a last-minute thing, I would write her in and we would figure it out. That’s the way we left it.”
Could Sookie make a last-minute comeback? Only time will tell.
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