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Cheers actors Rhea Perlman and Kirstie Alley are reuniting for a new TV Land pilot entitled Giant Baby, the network announced Thursday.
The original comedy series Giant Baby will feature Alley as Broadway star Madison “Maddie” Banks, reports Deadline. Maddie’s world is altered when her biological son Arlo turns up after his adopted mother dies.
Perlman will be playing Maddie’s assistant and good friend Thelma, who will encourage Maddie to begin a relationship with Arlo.
Keith Cox, TV Land’s EVP Development and Original Programming said: “We’ve hit the jackpot getting Kirstie and Rhea back together. It’s a dream to work with such talented comedic actors like these ladies and create a show for them that’s funny and has interesting characters — Giant Baby hits all of those notes.”
The show is written, executive produced, and created by Marco Pennette (Ugly Betty). Alley and Jason Weinberg are executive producing. The Wrap also reports Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox from TV Land will also executive produce the project.
The two actresses filmed a pilot together for ABC Family that fell through last season.
Alley can currently be seen on the reality show Dancing with the Stars: All Stars.