Kirstie Alley's 'Cheers' reunion sitcom coming to TV Land

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Kirstie Alley’s new sitcom starring some classic Emmy-winning comedy actors is coming TV Land.

Titled Kirstie’s New Show, the comedy includes Alley’s Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman and Seinfeld actor Michael Richards. Kirstie’s New Show (if you’re not a big fan of that title, know that the previous name for this project was Giant Baby) follows Madison “Maddie” Banks (Alley), a “renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen, Shrek: The Musical), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn’t exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie’s assistant and best friend, Thelma (Perlman), and outlandish driver Frank (Richards) encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all.”

Here’s Alley’s extremely enthusiastic video announcing the 12-episode pickup. The show premieres this fall:

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