|# of Episodes||21|
|Airing||October 5, 2000 – May 10, 2001|
|Finale||Love, Daisies and Troubadours|
|Region 1||May 4, 2004|
|Region 2||October 2, 2006|
|Region 4||April 5, 2006|
Season one of Gilmore Girls, an American dramedy television series, began airing on October 5, 2000 on the WB television network. The season concluded on May 10, 2001, after 21 episodes.
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.
A 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, the mother of Rory and the manager of a small inn named the Independence Inn.
- Alexis Bledel as Rory Gilmore, the daughter of Lorelai.
- Melissa McCarthy as Sookie St. James, best friend of Lorelai and chef of the Independence Inn.
- Keiko Agena as Lane Kim, best friend of Rory.
- Yanic Truesdale as Michel Gerard, a French concierge at the Independence Inn.
- Scott Patterson as Luke Danes, owner of Luke's Diner.
- Kelly Bishop as Emily Gilmore, the mother of Lorelai.
- Edward Hermann as Richard Gilmore, the father of Lorelia.
Only Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel appeared in every episode
- Jared Padalecki as Dean Forester
- Liz Torres as Miss Patty
- Sean Gunn as Kirk Gleason
- Liza Weil as Paris Geller
- Teal Redmann as Louise Grant
- Shelly Cole as Madeline Lynn
- Jackson Douglas as Jackson Belleville
- Chad Michael Murray as Tristan DuGrey
- 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
- Lisa Ann Hadley as Rachel
- David Sutcliffe as Christopher Hayden
|#||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 and 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|