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'Seinfeld' Veteran Returning to TV -- With Two 'Cheers' Alums on Board Deadline

One of the main cast members from the hit NBC comedy "Seinfeld" will join veterans of another NBC hit, “Cheers,” in a new pilot, Deadline.com reports.

For Michael Richards, who played Kramer on “Seinfeld,” the role marks what would be his first regular TV gig in more than a decade, the story reports.

Richards will co-star with Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman of "Cheers" in the TV Land pilot "Giant Baby," the story notes. Gilles Marini is also joining the pilot in a guest star role, with the potential to become a recurring cast member.

The project is about Madison "Maddie" Banks, played by Alley, a Broadway star whose life is changed when her long-lost son returns to reconnect with her. Richards will play Maddie's limo driver and Marini will portray her chef. Perlman will be her best friend and assistant.

"The castings of Richards, Alley and Perlman are part of TV Land’s strategy to bring to its original shows some of the biggest sitcom stars of the past couple of decades," the piece points out.

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