Curtain Down: "Kirstie," New Sitcom Featuring Kirstie Alley As Broadway Star, Canceled

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30 Jul 2014

Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley

"Kirstie," the new TV Land series that cast comedic actress Kirstie Alley as a Tony-winning Broadway star, has been canceled, according to Variety. 

The series made its premiere on the cable network Dec. 4, 2013.

Former "Cheers" star Alley also executive produced the comedy. The cast also featured 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!"



Creator/showrunner Marco Pennette departed the series in February.