Alexis Bledel Joins Fox’s ‘Friends And Family’

Hot on the heels of all those renewals for shows like “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project,” comes word that Alexis Bledel, America’s favorite Gilmore girl, has just been cast in the new Fox sitcom “Friends and Family.”

Jason Ritter has been cast as her love interest on the single-camera pilot, which will be the American version of the BBC series “Gavin & Stacey.” According to The Wrap, the show will focus on Alexis and Jason’s long-distance romance, and how their friends and family (oh, we get it!) keep interrupting their plans. Haven’t they heard the saying, “If the van is a rockin’, don’t come a knockin’”?

Interesting fact for those in the room: Jason appeared on “Parenthood” where he romanced Alexis’ TV mom, Lauren Graham.

The news of Alexis’ potentially long-term return to TV is a welcomed one for “Gilmore Girls” fans. She made a few cameos on “Mad Men” doing things that Rory Gilmore would blush at, but has yet to make her grand return to TV since “Gilmore Girls” ended its 2007. She’s also tried her hand at films, appearing in both “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films, “The Good Guy,” “Post Grad” and “Sin City.”

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