08/22/2012 11:07 am ET Updated Oct 22, 2012

Amy Sherman-Palladino Interview

We've been pretty huge fans of Gilmore Girls for as long as we can remember. Not one, but two enchanting heroines, pretty clothes (at least in the later years), and zippy dialogue that would give Aaron Sorkin a run for his money -- what's not to love?

So, when the show's creator, Amy Sherman-Palladino, launched a new series, Bunheads, earlier this summer, we were on board by default (although, if Newsroom has taught us anything, it's that maybe that kind of blind loyalty isn't a great idea). But fortunately, in this case, we were pleasantly surprised...because it was pretty good. After being thoroughly charmed by Sutton Foster and an endless string of Gilmore Girls cameos -- and ahead of tonight's finale (and Friday's announcement that the show is coming back for a second season this winter) -- we tracked down Sherman-Palladino and picked her brain on all things TV and dance, the reality of being a woman in Hollywood, and why movies, well, blow. Read on for some of the best working-woman advice we've ever received.

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