The majority of the time that the US take a British sitcom and try to adapt it for the US audience, it never really seems to work. Just look at Skins and The Inbetweeners but every now and again they do manage to pull it off, with impressive shows like The Office.
Now, British sitcom Gavin and Stacey is heading to the US, where it will be called Friends and Family and it is building up a rather impressive cast. It has been reported that former Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel has signed on to star as the Stacey character of the show.
Alexis has been developing a very impressive reputation recently and is one of the frontrunners to star as Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey. However, if this new pilot becomes a hit and gets a full season, Alexis may well find that she doesn't have the time to committ to the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
While Alexis Bledel will play the Stacey character in Friends and Family, she will be joined by Jason Ritter, who will play the Gavin character in the show. It will be interesting to see whether this adaptation of a British show will be hit or miss and we certainly hope it is the former.