Pilot Scoop: Parenthood's Jason Ritter to Star in Fox Comedy Friends & Family

Ritter_ParenthoodForget the Bravermans: Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter is becoming part of Fox’s Friends & Family.

The actor has signed on to star in the network’s American adaptation of the British comedy Gavin & Stacey, TVLine has learned.

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Ritter will play Gavin, a neurotic and smart good guy who’s excited about his first real date with Stacey, a co-worker from rural Pennsylvania he’s become friends with through Skype and Facebook.

The single-camera project is written by David Rosen (I Just Want My Pants Back), with Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Henry Normal and Gavin & Stacey creators James Corden and Ruth Jones also serving as EPs.

In addition to playing Mark, jilted fiancé to Parenthood‘s Sarah, Ritter has had roles on The EventThe Class and Joan of Arcadia.