"Seinfeld" fans, prepare to see a familiar face back on the small screen.
Michael Richards, who portrayed the lovable neighbor Kramer on Jerry Seinfeld's defining '90s comedy, has been cast alongside Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman in a TV Land pilot called "Giant Baby," Deadline Hollywood reports.
Alley portrays the protagonist in the comedy, which was created by "Samantha Who?" and "Desperate Housewives" executive producer Marco Pennette.
The 61-year-old "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" contestant will play Madison "Maddie" Banks, a Broadway performer whose life is shaken up when the son she gave up for adoption (Eric Petersen) returns with hopes of connecting with her after his adoptive mom dies.
Perlman will play Maddie's friend and assistant and Richards will portray her limo driver. Also joining the cast as a guest star is Gilles Marini, who will play Maddie's chef.
The last time we saw Richards with regularity on TV, it was on his short-lived 2000 series "The Michael Richards Show," which followed "Seinfeld's" conclusion in 1998 after nine seasons on the air. Since then, Richards has popped up on TV in a guest role on "Seinfeld" co-creator Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and also did voicework in Jerry Seinfeld's 2007 animated feature, "Bee Movie."
Yet Richards isn't the only "Seinfeld" alum with casting news. Jason Alexander, who starred with Richards on "Seinfeld" as George Costanza, tweeted Tuesday, "Filming a crazy episode of 'Community' this week. Can't say much about it but it's a fun one."
I always loved Seinfeld with all the characters!
"I don't like racism at comedy shows."
Michael Richards is still relevant?
Micahael WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT. Great comedian, better person.
better person??? Even after his racist outburst during a comedy show???
Awww a racist outburst at a comedy show? When does THAT ever happen... Guess it's okay for some to do it but not all? You need to quit your whining.
Racist diatribes are only ok if you aren't white, dur.
Kirstie Alley is THE WORST 'actress' on the planet. This show sounds stupid as the day is long.
hey, everybody! it's N!@@er Guy!!
Seinfeld should have paid Michael for the rest of his life to just stay out of the public spotlight.
He will never live down his nightclub explosion and every time this incident comes up,the commercial value of the Seinfeld syndicated reruns goes down,down,down.
Kind of sucks because the Seinfeld show was a great show that did'nt deserve this historic foot note.
Your one of the Sh%t-stirrers of the world.
Don't know how to tell you this, but your "i" is upside down, and your "g" 's are bent all around the wrong way, they look like "at" symbols. Might want to check your computer and keyboard, make sure they're working right. BTW, was this a Southpark reference?
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Kramer, you my n!GG@!!!
Sounds like it will be really stupid. Don't fail to miss it!
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