Oh, if this isn't a match made in TV heaven, I don't know what is: Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has tapped fast-talking Parker Posey to star in her Fox pilot The Return of Jezebel James. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the indie darling will play an infertile book editor who asks her estranged kid sister to have her baby. "I can't believe it's happening," AS-P said of landing the picky actress. "The character runs the gamut of emotions from laughing to flipping out to breaking your heart in 22 minutes, and only one in a zillion people has enough skill and charm to pull that off. Parker Posey is that person." I couldn't agree more.

In other pilot-casting news:

" Scream king Matthew Lillard has joined NBC's Area 52, a comedy about G-men babysitting an alien.

" Anthony Anderson will topline Fox's K-Ville drama about cops in post-Katrina New Orleans.

" Katheryn Winnick ( House's recent rape victim) has been added to Philadelphia General, a Fox drama revolving around nurses at a metropolitan hospital.

Thursday's Today's News was written by Ben Katner