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Emmy's new breed: Gilmore Girls

“Gilmore Girls” is coming off a season that dealt with the always wrenching process of daughter Rory (Alexis Bledel) emotionally pulling away from her mom (Lauren Graham) — a storyline played out effectively enough by Graham to net her a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama.

Yet, in this year of Emmy’s wide-open comedy frontier, the WB has positioned its top-rated hourlong series — which averaged 4.8 million viewers last season — as a laffer, much as ABC has for “Desperate Housewives.”

“I’d consider it more a drama than a comedy,” concedes Minneapolis Star-Tribune critic Neal Justin. “But they had a terrific year. In fact, they’ve been great for a number of years and never got any attention.”

“Gilmore Girls” has won one Emmy — for makeup — last year.

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