‘Seinfeld’ Veteran Returning to TV — With Two ‘Cheers’ Alums on Board

Dec 5, 2012  •  Post A Comment

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.

michael-richards.jpgMichael Richards

3 Comments

  1. big risk with richards…on the other hand, it seems to be an all-white cast, so that might reduce the risk of another racist-fueled meltdown by kramer

  2. Gimme a break. If we can forgive a black man Michael Vick for torturing & killing dogs we can forgive Richards for that ONE night of racial slurs on a comedy stage.

  3. What an all-white cast will do is reduce viewers. Didn’t we learn anything from the election. This is a multi-racial country and we need to recognize that.

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