"Kirstie," New Sitcom Featuring Kirstie Alley As Broadway Star, Debuts Dec. 4

By Andrew Gans
04 Dec 2013

Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley

"Kirstie," the new TV Land series that casts comedic actress Kirstie Alley as a Tony-winning Broadway star, premieres on the cable network Dec. 4 at 10 PM ET; check local listings.

Former "Cheers" star Alley also executive produces the comedy. The cast also features Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) and Eric Petersen (Shrek: The Musical).

"After years of unbridled hedonism, drinking and sleeping her way up and down Broadway," press notes state, "the life of Tony-winning diva Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) takes a surprising turn when she meets up with Arlo Barth (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago. Maddie has played countless roles on stage, but the one part she's not ready to play is mother.

"But with the help of her long-suffering assistant and best friend Thelma Katz (Rhea Pearlman) and her eccentric chauffeur Frank Baxter (Michael Richards), Maddie realizes that Arlo is a diamond in the rough and invites him to move into her swanky New York City apartment. Much drama—and lots of comedy—ensues!"



The hour-long debut features the series' pilot as well as a second 30-minute episode entitled "Arlo Moves In," which is described as such: "Maddie adapts to being a mom, but finds the virtuous woman who raised Arlo a tough act to follow, and she doesn't do herself any favors when she skips their first family dinner to sleep with a football star."

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