April 7th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
Paul Reiser is still mad about TV.
The "Mad About You" star talked to Parade magazine about returning to the small screen on April 14 after more than a decade with "The Paul Reiser Show."
Reiser said he is happy to return.
"I felt America needed me," Reiser told Parade. "I'm joking. I wasn't at all looking for it."
"There was no plan. This came about when a nice executive from Warner Bros. called me and said, 'We'd like for you to develop something for you.' And I'm nothing, if not susceptible to flattery and nice things, so I just wrote my life and when it was done, I thought, 'This is very fun. I know people would watch this.' It felt like the timing was right."
Viewers can look forward to at least one celebrity friend making an appearance - Larry David, of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fame.
"I called Larry and I said, 'I'm sure you're not going to want to do this, but we wrote this part for you and you gotta do it,' " Reiser said. "And he was so gracious and he said, 'Here' s the thing, I don't like to memorize scripts so we'll improvise it.' And I said, 'Done, let's do that.' And then I got very nervous to be honest because he's brilliant and he's developed that art form."
Click here to read the full interview.
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