Jason Ritter gets new 'Gilmore' girl
'Parenthood' star to pair with Alexis Bledel on FOX's 'Friends & Family'
By Sona Charaipotra Mar 4, 2013 10:35AM
To say that TV land is a small world would be a huge understatement.
The latest evidence of this? Jason Ritter (son of John) is moving on from one "Gilmore Girl" to another. The actor, who played Lauren Graham's loved-and-lost Mark on "Parenthood," was recently cast as Gavin in "Friends & Family," the FOX pilot reboot of the Brit comedy "Gavin & Stacey."
His Stacey? None other than Alexis Bledel, who played "Gilmore" daughter Rory on the long-running mother-daughter dramedy. The single-camera comedy pilot, set up at FOX by writer David Rosen in conjunction with "Gavin & Stacey" creators James Corden and Ruth Jones, who'll serve as EPs, centers on a fledgling, long-distance couple whose respective families bring the drama to their new relationship.
Bledel's character sounds disarmingly similar to the character she played on "Gilmore Girls" for seven seasons -- a sweet and strong young lady, who, according to TVLine.com, is also "willing to do the weird stuff," which may be the only caveat.
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This isn't Bledel's first foray into TV since "Girls" wrapped in 2007. She'll likely never appear herself on her former TV mom's "Parenthood." "As a viewer," Graham has said, "I don't like when my worlds are confused like that." She's since had stints on "ER" and "Mad Men."