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[02/15/13 - 10:47 AM]
TV Land Greenlights Original Sitcom "Kirstie's New Show" Starring Kirstie Alley
Rhea Perlman, Michael Richards and Eric Petersen also star in the project, originally known as "Giant Baby."

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND GREENLIGHTS ORIGINAL SITCOM "KIRSTIE'S NEW SHOW" STARRING KIRSTIE ALLEY

Rhea Perlman, Michael Richards And Eric Petersen Also Star In Series Premiering Fall 2013

New York, NY - February 15, 2013 - Multiple Emmy(R) Award-winner Kirstie Alley is lighting up the stage on TV Land as the network picks up "Kirstie's New Show," a new sitcom revolving around Alley as Broadway star Madison Banks. The sitcom reunites the actress with longtime friend and former "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman and pairs them with famed "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards, both of whom have won multiple Emmy(R) Awards as well. "Kirstie's New Show" also stars Eric Petersen ("Shrek: The Musical") and will premiere in Fall 2013 with 12 episodes.

Alley took to Twitter today to announce the series and celebrate the good news (see her video announcement here).

"This cast is a TV Land dream team of stars. Seeing them all together is truly mind-blowing," said TV Land President Larry W. Jones. "This series pick-up reaffirms our commitment to making broadcast quality original programming for a network whose brand stands for timeless entertainment."

"We've been after Kirstie for two years, and now we found the perfect show for her and the perfect writer in Marco Pennette," added Keith Cox, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming. "We are so excited to give a home to Kirstie and this amazing cast with a show that TV Land fans will love."

"Kirstie's New Show" revolves around Madison "Maddie" Banks, a renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Petersen), 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.

"Kirstie's New Show" (previously known as "Giant Baby") is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tŕ3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.





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