Let’s go ahead and file this news under the awesomely awkward category. Alexis Bledel is finally returning to our screens — but she’ll be dating her TV mother’s ex-boyfriend!
The actress — who is best known for playing Rory Gilmore on the long-running mother/daughter drama Gilmore Girls — has joined Fox’s comedy pilot, Friends & Family, reports TV Line. The comedy is an adaptation of the 2007 British comedy series Gavin & Stacey, which followed the adventures of a couple — both of whom lived at home.
But here’s where it gets good: Bledel is set to play Stacey, while Jason Ritter will fill the role as Gavin — her long distance boyfriend. That’s right, the same actor who just played Lauren Graham‘s love interest on Parenthood, will be canoodling with Lorelei Gilmore’s one-and-only daughter. Dun dun duuuun!
This will be Bledel’s first regular role since her seven year run on Gilmore Girls. She was also one of the leads in The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants films and was last seen on three episodes of AMC’s Mad Men.
What do yout think of this Gilmore Girls love triangle? Excited to see Bledel back on your TV screens? Isn’t Rory Gilmore just the worst? Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!
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