Where To Go From Here
Liabilities: Possibly worse off than women in their sixties? Plus-size women, for whom it's more like one role every five years.
Current approximate level of fame: Emily Bergl
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Gilmore: NiCole Robinson
Name: Liza Weil
Occupation: Actor, glarer
Non-Gilmore Experience: 10 movies
Assessment: Of all the members of the Gilmore cast, Liza Weil is the one we're most curious about. She does a lot of theater, and she's managed a pretty respectable list of TV credits, including ER, Law & Order: SVU, and even The West Wing. She would be an outstanding pick for a smart, single-camera character-driven comedy, and she's entirely capable of carrying a show. Weil filled snippy Paris with integrity and vulnerability, and we're pretty sure that whoever snaps her up next won't regret it.
Assets: She seems to have some standards about the projects she picks, which is nice.
Liabilities: Fame doesn't come easily to people with standards.
Name: Keiko Agena (b. Christine Keiko Agena)
Occupation: Actor, pretend drummer
Non-Gilmore Experience: 8 movies
Assessment: The role of the smart Asian girl with the super-controlling mother could have been a ticket to complete stereotype exile, but Agena really pulled it off. She'd be great in one of those shows with an ensemble of young professionals all dating each other, and we'd love to see her to stay on TV doing something other than Kim Possible (no offense to Kim Possible).
Assets: Her official site reveals her to be quite a hottie, not that this was really the show for that.
Liabilities: She's not really with the band.
Current approximate level of fame: Liza Weil
Deserved approximate level of fame, post-Gilmore: Becki Newton