In a twist so awkward it would actually probably work for Amy Sheridan-Palladino, Alexis Bledel has signed onto the FOX pilot Friends & Family as a romantic interest for Jason Ritter, who was last paired with Alexis’s on-screen mom Lauren Graham on Parenthood.
Alexis, of course, had a memorable stint on Mad Men just last year. We’re pleased as punch she’s moving on from both electroshock therapy and Pete Campbell, while still dating Vincent Kartheiser.
Based on the hit British rom-com Gavin & Stacey, Friends & Family centers on two co-workers who hit it off online. Awkwardness ensues when she travels from her Pennsylvania hometown to New York for their first date.
Will the small-town/big-city coupling succeed? Will it be weird Rory’s dating a man who was into her mom? Will Jason and Alexis be able to make this British import work? Let us know what you think in the comments!