Here's Why Chad Michael Murray Wasn't in 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

It's SO Tristan.

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Did you all notice fake Tristan in Gilmore GirlsA Year in the Life? Well, according to TV Line, Chad Michael Murray, the original Tristan, didn't want to return. That's so Tristan!

In A Year in the Life, the role of Rory Gilmore's high school harasser was played by Anton Narinskiy. But that doesn't mean that Murray isn't super supportive of his former cast mates.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Chad said he actually hasn't seen A Year in the Life, "I haven't personally seen it, but I know everyone's really excited. I wish I could've been there but it's all good — life is good. All my buddies got to go back."

So, no real drama there. Or is there?! We'll never know the truth. It doesn't matter since we didn't have to see too much of Tristan, who is the actual worst.

But as for CMM, he has some good news! He's expecting a baby girl! As the father of a young boy, he's excited about his second child:

It's a whole new ball game. So, I've got the guy figured out, you know, and we throw the ball around, and we wrestle, and he likes to beat up Daddy. Now it's the baby girl, and she's gonna have me wrapped around her finger, and I'm gonna be in big trouble and not know how to discipline or anything.

I guess Tristans do grow up, after all.

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Laura Beck

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