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TV Land Orders Kirstie Alley and Michael Richards's New Sitcom

Continuing its practice of cramming retro sitcom stars into new shows, TV Land has ordered a new series called Kirstie's New Show that will star Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, and Michael Richards. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable network has ordered a 12-episode first season that will debut in the fall. The sitcom, which was ordered to pilot last fall, stars Alley as Broadway star Madison Banks as her long lost son (Eric Petersen) comes back into her life. Perlman plays her assistant and best friend, and Richards plays her limo driver. This will be the first regular TV gig in several years for each [...]

You'll Get All The Rhea Perlman You Need In Kirstie Alley's The Manzanis

I'm ready for Rhea Perlman to be the Danny DeVito of Kirstie Alley's new show The Manzanis. Clearly I'm projecting my own personal wants and desires onto the new ABC multi-cam sitcom, which features the Cheers co-stars as a loud, proud Italian woman and her mother-in-law respectively, but this could go Real Housewives of New Jersey so satisfyingly fast. Imagine Caroline Manzo emerging sweaty and naked from inside a leather couch, is what I'm asking of you.

Michael Richards Is Returning to Acting for Kirstie Alley's TV Land Pilot

It's been over a decade since Michael Richards's last regular TV gig (on his short-live NBC vehicle The Michael Richards Show), but he's returning to acting to co-star with Kirstie Alley in her new TV Land pilot Giant Baby, Deadline reports. In the show, Kirstie Alley plays a Broadway star dealing with her long-lost son (Eric Petersen) coming back into her life. Alley's former Cheers costar Rhea Perlman will play her assistant and best friend, while Michael Richards will be her limo driver. It's great to see Richards returning to the spotlight after spending so much time away. He was funny in an arc as himself on Curb [...]

Adam Sandler to Remake Summer School

Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company is set to remake 1987's Summer School, a Carl Reiner-directed comedy about a gym teacher stuck teaching English all summer long to a pack of "oddballs and rebels." Originally starring Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, Courtney Thorne-Smith, and a dog wearing sunglasses, this doesn't seem like the kind of remake that's going to upset too many people in love with the original. I mean, I'm just judging by the amazing DVD art and 6.1 IMDB rating; I haven't seen it. Should I have? Is Summer School a classic comedy that I've somehow missed out on? Is Sandler about to ruin Mark Harmon's finest [...]