The year is 2013 and Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’s Jason Ritter are all set to co-star in a Fox sitcom together titled Us & Them. Having been picked up for thirteen episodes by the network for the 2014 season, things were looking great for season 1. That is until Fox decided to trim its debut season to seven episodes due to unhappiness with the scripts before eventually shelving the project altogether. Well, now nearly five years later those seven episodes are going to see the light of day exclusively on Sony Crackle. According to TVLine, eager fans will be able to start watching the series on Monday, Oct. 1.
Us & Them focused on the key life moments for Gavin and Stacey who are trying to turn their long-distance relationship into a long-term relationship after finally meeting in person, which means having to combine their polarizing family lives. It also starred Dustin Ybarra, Michael Ian Black, Jane Kaczmarek, and Kerry Kinney-Silver.
While the series does sound like a cute romantic-comedy, the two leads went on to have very successful careers over the past few years despite its cancellation. Bledel returned to her fan-favorite role of Rory Gilmore for Netflix’s four-part Gilmore Girls revival and is currently starring on Hulu’s The Handmaids Tale, which earned her an Emmy award last year and a nomination this year. Ritter went on to star in Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, a beloved dramedy on ABC that was canceled after one season and is currently appearing on Comedy Centrals Another Period. He will also be starring alongside Michael B. Jordan in the upcoming Netflix series Raising Dion.
What do you think about this lost series coming back to the small screen? Let us know if you’re planning on watching! Us & Them will be available to stream on Sony Crackle starting Monday, Oct. 1.
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