Kirstie Alley’s Show Cancelled After One Season
Kirstie Alley’s attempt to make a comeback to the small screen was apparently unsuccessful.
According to Deadline, Alley’s new sitcom Kirstie has been cancelled by TV Land after only one season.
Everyone expected the show to be an instant hit with its lineup of actors. However, the ratings did not meet up with expectations and TV Land made the decision not to renew Kirstie for a second season. “It’s pretty much the dream team,” Alley previously said of her cast, which included Michael Richards and her former Cheers costar Rhea Perlman. “When we got who we wanted, it was sort of shocking. It shocked even me.”
The sitcom starred Alley as Maddie Banks, a Broadway star that gave up her son for adoption 26 years ago. The show followed Banks as her life was turned upside down by her son returning to reconnect with her. Perlman played the part of Banks’ personal assistant and best friend, Thelma Katz.
Alley and Perlman have remained friends since their days on Cheers and Perlman said she was excited when Alley asked her to co-star on her new show. “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.
The pilot episode aired in December, and the final episode wrapped up in February.
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