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Us & Them (Crackle) -- S: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel

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Us & Them (Crackle) -- S: Jason Ritter, Alexis Bledel

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When two people finally come together, they never come together alone. US & THEM is an outrageous but authentic ensemble single-camera comedy about a pair of young lovers, whose path to happily-ever-after is complicated by the screwed-up circus of people closest to them. New York pharmaceutical copywriter GAVIN (Emmy Award nominee Jason Ritter, "Parenthood," "The Event") is a neurotic Woody Allen-ish personality with indie-rock looks, who has never been in love. On the other hand, pretty Pennsylvania-based printing press employee STACEY (Alexis Bledel, "Mad Men," "Gilmore Girls") has a subtle wit and has been engaged before. For the past six months, they have been flirting online and finally agree to meet...with their best friends in tow for double-date safety. Gavin and Stacey's wingmen are, respectively, CHRIS "ARCHIE" ARCHULETTA (Dustin Ybarra, "We Bought a Zoo") and NESSA (Ashlie Atkinson, "Inside Man," "Rescue Me"). Archie is often wrong but never in doubt and the loudest, most outrageous character in any room. Nessa is brutally blunt - actually, just brutal, in general - with a rock-a-billy look, complete with messy tattoos (many of which she doesn't remember getting). Gavin lives in an apartment below his parents, PAM (Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek, "Whitney," "Raising the Bar," "Malcolm in the Middle") and MICHAEL (Kurt Fuller, "Psych," "Midnight in Paris"). With zero filter and little volume control, Pam is fearful she is aging and that the good times may be behind her. Michael thinks of himself as the family's voice of reason. He is wrong. Dillsburg, PA, is a tiny dot of grit in the green countryside. Stacey lives there with her widowed mom, GWEN (Kerri Kenney, "Reno 911!"). BRIAN (guest star Michael Ian Black, "Ed"), Stacey's uncle, and her late father's brother, has taken on the role of family protector. He is a simple man who is amazed by the little things in life...like white Toblerones. Stacey's long-distance romance unnerves both Gwen and Brian, who fear she might fall in love and move away to the big city. When all of these characters collide to create a salty but sweet romantic comedy, we wonder not if the two leads will get together, but how they ever will stay together. After all, it's complicated enough trying to make a relationship work. But the biggest complications of all are the friends and family who are part of the package deal. US & THEM is produced by Sony Pictures Television and BBC Worldwide Productions. It is based on the hugely popular and multiple-award-winning BBC series "Gavin and Stacey," which was created and written by James Corden and Ruth Jones. US & THEM is adapted and written by David J. Rosen ("I Just Want My Pants Back"), and executive-produced by Rosen, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner, Corden and Jones. Steve Coogan and Henry Normal serve as executive producers for Baby Cow Productions. Michael Patrick Jann ("Drop Dead Gorgeous") directed the pilot.

· Alexis Bledel as Stacey
· Ashlie Atkinson as Nessa
· Dustin Ybarra as Archie
· Jane Kaczmarek as Pam
· Jason Ritter as Gavin
· Kerri Kenney-Silver as Gwen
· Kurt Fuller as Michael

· David J. Rosen as CRTR/EP
· Henry Normal as EP
· James Corden as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Jane Tranter as EP
· Julie Gardner as EP
· Michael Patrick Jann as DIR (Pilot)
· Ruth Jones as EP/CRTR (U.K. Series)
· Steve Coogan as EP

Was originally supposed to air on Fox years ago, but they dumped it...
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Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel will finally get their rom-com on.

Us & Them, a single-camera comedy starring the pair that was initially set to air on Fox during the 2013-14 broadcast season, will finally see the light of day when all seven episodes are released exclusively on Sony Crackle, TVLine has confirmed. The series will be available to stream beginning Monday, Oct. 1.

As TVLine was first to report back in… October 2013, Fox — unhappy with the quality of scripts as they were coming in — trimmed the show’s episode order from 13 to seven. The plan was to burn off the produced episodes at a later date, but the network ultimately decided to shelve the series altogether. Episodes were eventually broadcast in select international markets (including South Africa and South Korea), but never aired in the United States.

An adaptation of the hit British series Gavin & Stacey, Us & Them centered on two very different people (played by Ritter and Bledel) trying to turn their long-distance relationship into a long-term relationship after finally meeting in person. The supporting cast included Dustin Ybarra — who would later reunite with Ritter on ABC’s Kevin (Probably) Saves the World — Michael Ian Black, Jane Kaczmarek and Kerry Kinney-Silver.

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