Gilmore Girls‘ Alexis Bledel has signed to co-star in a Fox sitcom pilot based on the British television series Gavin & Stacey. Jason Ritter will play the Gavin character to her Stacey in the comedy from writer David Rosen, retitled Friends & Family. In the British version of the series, which ran for three cycles after premiering in 2007, the young couple (Joanna Page and Mathew Horne) navigate their blossoming romance through a series of life-events and an odd menagerie of friends and kin.
The would be Bledel’s first regular TV gig since Gilmore Girls bid adieu after seven seasons in 2007. (She appeared last year in three episodes of Mad Men.) Of course, there’s a GG friends and family connection: Ritter has appeared in 30 episodes of Parenthood, the NBC comedy that stars Lauren Graham.
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