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'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino writes new show for Amazon

Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 02, 2017

"Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is back in the writers' room with a new show for Amazon.

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," a new one-hour comedy series, will be set in 1950s New York, rather than Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Sherman-Palladino wrote and directed a pilot episode which will premiere March 17 on Amazon Video. Executives at Amazon will have the chance to pick the series up for a full season depending on the response to the pilot.

According to a release from Amazon, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" will follow a housewife in 1958 Manhattan who discovers her talent for stand-up comedy, sending her on a tour through the nightclubs of Greenwich Village and eventually onto the couch next to Johnny Carson at "The Tonight Show."

The show stars Rachel Brosnahan, best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Rachel Posner in Netflix's "House of Cards." Other actors in the cast include "Monk" star Tony Shalhoub and "Family Guy" star Alex Borstein.

Sherman-Palladino most recently co-wrote Netflix's "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" with her husband Daniel Palladino, who's listed as an executive producer on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.