‘Gilmore Girls’ Star Alexis Bledel Tapped for Fox Relationship Comedy Pilot

Alexis Bledel will star opposite Jason Ritter in pilot based on British series "Gavin & Stacey"

Alexis Bledel is eyeing a regular return to the small screen.

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Bledel, who starred as Rory Gilmore on "Gilmore Girls" for seven years, has been cast as the female lead in Fox's comedy pilot "Friends and Family."

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The series, based on the BBC series "Gavin & Stacey," follows the long distance budding romance of a couple whose romantic relationship is constantly disrupted by their friends and family. Bledel will star opposite Jason Ritter as the female half of the beleaguered couple.

Bledel recently had a three-episode run on the AMC drama "Mad Men" as Beth Dawes, an insurance salesman's wife who has a sexual encounter with Pete Campbell.

The single-camera pilot, which is being produced by BBC Worldwide Productions and Sony, is being written by David Rosen, who's also executive producing with Jane Tranter ("What Not to Wear").