October 10th, 2011
07:07 PM ET
It’s a “Cheers” reunion! Deadline reports that Rhea Perlman has joined the cast of Kirstie Alley's potential ABC comedy series “The Manzanis.”
Perlman, 63, will play Alley's mother-in-law on the show’s pilot. (By the way, Rhea is only three years older than Kirstie!)
The multi-camera comedy centers on opinionated Angela Manzani (Alley) and her Italian American family, who move to an uptight neighborhood in New Jersey.
According to Deadline, the sitcom “is described as a new take on ‘Roseanne.’”
Alley and Perlman did six seasons together as Rebecca and Carla on “Cheers,” until the show ended in 1993. In 2005, Rhea made an appearance on Alley’s docu-series “Fat Actress.”
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