[04/26/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 26 Updates include: FX eyes "Bigfoot" animated series; Tori Spelling brings "Mystery Girls" to ABC Family; and CBS orders game show pilot "Money Pump."
[03/25/13 - 11:30 PM] Development Update: Monday, March 25 Updates include: Debra Messing to topline CBS's "Mother's Day" import; Seth Green tapped for lead on FOX's "Dads"; and Nelson Franklin cast in NBC's "Holding Patterns."
[12/04/12 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 4 Updates include: MTV banishes "Underemployed" to Saturday nights; Sean Bean to topline TNT's "Legends"; and Michael Richards boards TV Land's "Giant Baby."
[11/06/12 - 11:18 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, November 6 Updates include: Emily Rios boards "The Bridge" at FX; Eric Petersen joins TV Land's "Giant Baby"; and Ronald D. Moore's "Outlander" lands at Starz.
DESCRIPTION: (from TV Land's press release, February 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. "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.