TV Land Cancels Show Built Around Sitcom Veterans

Jul 30, 2014  •  Post A Comment

TV Land is pulling the plug on a program built around a lineup of TV comedy series veterans. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel has decided to cancel “Kirstie,” which has been a star vehicle for “Cheers” veteran Kirstie Alley, after just one season.

The show wasn’t a ratings or critical hit, the piece notes, but it did feature a cast of sitcom stars, including Alley, Rhea Perlman of “Cheers” and Michael Richards of “Seinfeld.” Alley starred as a Broadway star whose life is upended when her long-lost son seeks to reconnect.

The departure of the comedy’s showrunner might have played into the decision, the piece notes. Marco Pennette left at the end of the first season for personal reasons, and TV Land had been looking for a replacement.


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