Sixteen years to the day after the pilot of the cult favorite TV series "Gilmore Girls" aired on TV, fans will be able to get free coffee and a real-life feel of Luke's Diner in 250 cafes across the U.S., including in Southern California.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, coffee shops across the region will be transforming into the beloved greasy spoon ahead of the "Gilmore Girls" reboot on Netflix, to be released on Nov. 25.
Netflix is sponsoring the one-day conversion of the shops, according to Eater, and it will be providing the cafes with "all the Luke's Diner essentials," including branded aprons and T-shirts.
What to do, where to go and what to see
The pop-ups will run from 7 a.m. to noon, but those hoping for a free cup of coffee and other "Gilmore Girls" swag and surprises should arrive early, as supplies are limited, according to Eater.
The following coffee shops in Southern California are participating, according to a townofstarshollow.org:
- Comoncy, 413 N. Bedford Dr., Beverly Hills, CA. 90210
- Comoncy, 12265 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA. 91604
- Fox Coffee House, 437 W. Willow St., Long Beach, CA. 90806
- Industrial Grind Coffee, 3922 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA. 92103
- Cafe Virtuoso, 1616 National Ave., San Diego, CA. 92113
- Pappy's Coffee Shop, 10595 Rosedale Hwy., Bakersfield, CA. 93312
- Caffeine Supreme, 2000 F Street, Bakersfield, CA. 93301
The new show, which will debut in four 90-minute installments, will be called "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life."
The revival was officially announced in January (after months of speculation), when Netflix and creator Amy Sherman-Palladino revealed that Graham, TV daughter Alexis Bledel, TV mom Kelly Bishop and TV true love Scott Patterson had all signed on for the then-untitled project.
Since then, it's been confirmed that Melissa McCarthy is returning along with all the other old Stars Hollow residents, along with newbies Sutton Foster and Mae Whitman (who played Graham's other TV daughter on "Parenthood").