Grammer Will Direct Shepherd in New Lifetime Pilot

News   Grammer Will Direct Shepherd in New Lifetime Pilot
Stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his Emmy-winning work on TV's "Frasier," will direct a new comedy pilot for Lifetime.
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Entitled "Alligator Point," the pilot will star Cybill Shepherd, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also cast are Lauren Stamile, Brian Patrick Wade, Robyn Lively, Leslie Jordan, Joel McCrary and Charlie Robinson. Penned by Robert Peacock, "Alligator Point," according to the industry paper, "revolves around an eccentric group of Floridians who find refuge in the Southern hospitality of Mae's (Shepherd) Oyster Bar. Their lives change when a Yankee (Stamile) becomes part of their disjointed family."

Writer Peacock and Steve Stark (of Steve Stark Productions) are the executive producers of the pilot; Franco Bario is co-executive producer; director Grammer is producer.

Kelsey Grammer played Dr. Frasier Crane on three different TV series: "Frasier," "Cheers" and "Wings." For that role he won four Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes and a SAG Award. Grammer has been seen on Broadway in Othello and Macbeth; his other theatrical credits include Richard II, Measure for Measure and Sweeney Todd.

Shepherd is known for her film work in "The Last Picture Show," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Taxi Driver," "Chances Are" and the television series "Moonlighting" and "Cybill." She also appeared as Martha Stewart in NBC's "Martha Stewart, Inc." and CBS' "Martha Stewart: Behind Bars"; and in Showtime's "Open Window" and "The L Word." On the stage, Shepherd has been seen in productions of Shot in the Dark, The Seven Year Itch, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Lunch Hour, Vanities and Picnic.

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