‘Gilmore Girls’ Fans Might Have Noticed Something Familiar About ‘Pretty Little Liars’

There is nothing quite like a good TV show. Over the years, the entertainment industry has produced countless series that has attracted millions of fans and viewers. Gilmore Girls and Pretty Little Liars are just two examples.

On the surface, the two series may have seemed quite contrary, but some fans may have noticed that both shows actually had something pretty big in common. Take a look back at the premises of the popular shows and find out what both sets shared.

Reflecting on ‘Gilmore Girls’ 

In 2000 the WB launched Gilmore Girls and the audience instantly fell in love with the quirky dynamic between the young mom, Lorelai Gilmore, and her daughter, Rory Gilmore.

The show took place in a small town called Stars Hollow located in Connecticut. Luke Danes, Sookie St. James, Lane Kim, and Lorelai’s parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, were some of the beloved characters that so many fans and viewers enjoyed watching.

The storylines and episodes captured the complexities and layers that come with parenting and growing up. Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Scott Patterson, Melissa McCarthy, and Kelly Bishop were some of the talented individuals who made up the cast.

In 2007 the series sadly concluded, but that wasn’t quite the end for the loyal fans of Gilmore Girls. Almost 10 years later, in 2016, Netflix produced Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The mini-series answered a lot of unanswered questions viewers had on their mind, and some people are still hopeful Netflix eventually creates a second season. 

The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series

Cast and crew of 'Pretty Little Liars'
Cast and crew of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Pretty Little Liars first premiered in June of 2010. Surprisingly enough, as many fans might already know, Pretty Little Liars was a book series before it became a television series.

Sara Shepard was the author who developed the concept behind the award-winning show. Marlene King was the showrunner responsible for turning the novels into episodes. King is also responsible for writing the popular film Now and Then

Each episode of Pretty Little Liars unpacked and shed light on the twisted and dark mysteries that tied the close group of teenage girls together. When Allison DiLaurentis went missing, the remainder of her friend group began receiving taunting and scary messages from someone under the guise of “A.”

Spencer Hastings, Emily Fields, Hanna Marin, and Aria Montgomery were the main characters who boldly took on “A” season after season. That was, until the truth finally came out in the show’s series finale in 2017.

In 2019 Freeform released a spinoff of Pretty Little Liars called The Perfectionist. Similar to its predecessor, The Perfectionists was also based on one of Shepard’s novels. However, unfortunately, the show will not be returning for a second season.

Since Pretty Little Liars has come to an end, the actors, actresses, and production team have shared many fun facts and trivia related to the popular series. Some fans may have noticed the show shared more than a couple of things. 

What did ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ have in common?


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Some fans might have noticed some glaring similarities between Pretty Little Liars and Gilmore Girls, and that is because both shows were filmed in the same place. Warner Brothers Burbank Studios has been the home to a tremendous amount of beloved television series over the years. Fans might have noticed the similarities when Pretty Little Liars first began airing. 

The gazebo that was at the hub of Stars Hollow was the same gazebo pictured in the center of the fictional town of Rosemont, but the similarities don’t end there. Before Rory took off for Chilton, she briefly attended Stars Hollow High School, but fans of Pretty Little Liars know the building as the Rosewood Town Hall. Glimpses of what would have been Miss Patti’s Dance Studio in Gilmore Girls were often seen in the background of scenes from Pretty Little Liars.

Fans might have recognized that Emily Fields’ home was actually Kim’s Antiques first.

It didn’t end there. The place viewers knew as Luke’s Diner in Gilmore Girls took the form of The Apple Rose Grille on Freeform. Though the shows were quite different, they still ended up having a lot in common.