ETonline, Saturday, February 16, 2013, 9:33am (PST)
A mini-"Cheers" reunion is on its
Former co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman are reuniting on the small
screen this fall for "Kirstie's New Show." The sitcom, picked up by TV Land,
centers on Maddie (Alley), a Broadway star whose life gets turned upside-down
when the son (Eric Petersen) she gave up for adoption seeks her out.
"This cast is a TV Land dream team of stars," said network President Larry W.
Jones in a statement announcing the newly greenlit series. "Seeing them all
together is truly mind-blowing,"
Perlman will play Alley's assistant and best friend, Thelma. "Seinfeld" star
Michael Richards will also co-star.
"Kirstie's New Show" is slated to air this fall on TV Land.