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Kirstie Alley Is Back With New Show

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Kirstie Alley is back with a new television sitcom on TV Land! Kirstie stars not only Alley herself, but Michael Richards and her former Cheers costar, Rhea Perlman, as well.

“It’s pretty much the dream team,” Alley said of her cast. “When we got who we wanted, it was sort of shocking. It shocked even me.”

Alley says she and Perlman have been close friends since they co-starred alongside each other on Cheers, and they always wanted to do another television show together. So, when they got the opportunity to do so, they jumped on it.

The new sitcom stars Alley as Broadway star, Maddie Banks. Banks’ gave up a son for adoption 26 years ago, and her life is turned upside down when he shows up at her door hoping to reconnect with his birth mother. Perlman plays Banks’ personal assistant and best friend, Thelma Katz.

Below is a sneak peek of the pilot episode:

Perlman says that it is a lot of fun to act with Alley again. “We did a lot of physical stuff this year, we got a little bit of the Lucy-Ethel thing going on as well, which is very wacky — that’s quite different from ‘Cheers’ and a lot of fun to play,” Perlman said.

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Several other high-profile stars will be making appearances on the new sitcom as well. Another Cheers co-star, George Wendt, will be on the February 5th episode and will play Katz’ ex-husband. John Travolta will also be stopping by on one of the 12 episodes scheduled for this season.

The sitcom will premiere tonight on TV Land at 10 p.m. EST.

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Kirstie Alley Is Back With New Show
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  • tracy adams

    KIRSTIE ALLEN —–you are a PIG, VULGAR, AND DISGUSTING AS IS YOUR SHOW, saw you on ellen today, and are you back on the COKE again, you made a fool of yourself, HOPE YOU SHOW WILL BE OFF THE AIR —— SOONER THAN LATER ———- many people are requesting this, go love your monkey’s where you belong

  • JUDY TORRES

    IN MY APPENION I THINK THIS IS A VERY DISRESPECTED SHOW,THE WORD BITCH I FILL DOES NOT NEED TO BE USE IN THIS SHOW OR ANY OTHER,,IT IS NOT FUNNY AT ALL.I HOPE THIS AND MODERN FAMILY IS TAKEN OFF THE AIR SOON,ALONG WITH FUTURERAMA..

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