The first season of Gilmore Girls, an American dramedy television series, aired on The WB television network.


very atypical mother-daughter relationship is at the center of Gilmore Girls, a comedy-drama that immediately set itself apart from the herd with smarter-than-smart dialogue and an endearing mix of whimsical comedy and family drama. Set in the Capra-esque burg of Stars Hollow, where everybody knows everyone and eccentrics abound, Gilmore Girls was less a mother-daughter show and more of a screwball buddy comedy in which the two buddies happened to be parent and child.

Pregnant at 16, Lorelai left her rich parents to bring up her daughter Rory on her own terms; when Rory herself turns 16, Lorelai wants to send her academically gifted daughter to the prestigious Chilton school. The catch is, Lorelai can't afford it on her own and rather than let Rory go without, the elder Gilmore girl brokers an uneasy truce with her parents, who finally get a chance to bond with their granddaughter while financing her education.


  • Lauren Graham as Lorelai Gilmore
  • Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore
  • Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James
  • Keiko Agena as Lane Kim
  • Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard
  • Scott Patterson as Luke Danes
  • Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore
  • Edward Herrmann as Richard Gilmore

Special Guest Stars

  • Max Perlich as Rune
  • Marion Ross as Lorelai "Trix" Gilmore

Recurring Cast

  • Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
  • Liz Torres as Miss Patty
  • Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
  • Liza Weil as Paris Geller
  • Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
  • Sally Struthers as Babette Dell
  • Michael Winters as Taylor Doose
  • Emily Kuroda as Mrs. Kim
  • Scott Cohen as Max Medina
  • Ted Rooney as Morey Dell
  • David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden
  • Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
  • Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
  • Chad Michael Murray as Tristan Dugray
  • Lisa Ann Hadley as Rachel


# Episode Title Written By Directed By Airdate
1 1 "Pilot" Amy Sherman-Palladino Lesli Linka Glatter October 5, 2000
2 2 "The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton" Amy Sherman-Palladino Arlene Sanford October 12, 2000
3 3 "Kill Me Now" Joanne Waters Adam Nimoy October 19, 2000
4 4 "The Deer Hunters" Jed Seidel Alan Myerson October 26, 2000
5 5 "Cinnamon's Wake" Daniel Palladino Michael Katleman November 2, 2000
6 6 "Rory's Birthday Parties" Amy Sherman-Palladino Sarah Pia Anderson November 9, 2000
7 7 "Kiss and Tell" Jenji Kohan Rodman Flender November 16, 2000
8 8 "Love and War and Snow" Joan Binder Weiss Alan Myerson December 14, 2000
9 9 "Rory's Dance" Amy Sherman-Palladino Lesli Linka Glatter December 20, 2000
10 10 "Forgiveness and Stuff" John Stephens Bethany Rooney December 21, 2000
11 11 "Paris is Burning" Joan Binder Weiss David Petrarca January 11, 2001
12 12 "Double Date" Amy Sherman-Palladino Lev L. Spiro January 18, 2001
13 13 "Concert Interruptus" Elaine Arata Bruce Seth Green February 15, 2001
14 14 "That Damn Donna Reed" Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino Michael Katleman February 22, 2001
15 15 "Christopher Returns" Daniel Palladino Michael Katleman March 1, 2001
16 16 "Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers" John Stephens
Linda Loiselle Guzik
Joan Binder Weiss
Lesli Linka Glatter March 8, 2001
17 17 "The Breakup, Part 2" Amy Sherman-Palladino Nick Marck March 15, 2001
18 18 "The Third Lorelai" Amy Sherman-Palladino Michael Katleman March 22, 2001
19 19 "Emily in Wonderland" John Stephens and Linda Loiselle Guzik Perry Lang April 26, 2001
20 20 "P.S. I Lo..." Elaine Arata and Joan Binder Weiss Lev L. Spiro May 3, 2001
21 21 "Love, Daisies and Troubadours" Daniel Palladino Amy Sherman-Palladino May 10, 2001


  • The season was released on DVD as a six-disc boxed set under the title of Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season on May 4, 2004 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

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TV series: Gilmore Girls (Episodes)
Netflix mini-series: A Year in the Life
Soundtrack: Our Little Corner of the World: Music from Gilmore Girls


Lorelai Gilmore | Rory Gilmore


Stars Hollow


"Where You Lead"

Season 1 episodes
Season 2 episodes
Season 3 episodes
Season 4 episodes
Season 5 episodes
Season 6 episodes
Season 7 episodes
A Year in the Life episodes
See also
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