'Seinfeld' star cast in TV Land pilot
December 5th, 2012
05:20 PM ET

'Seinfeld' star cast in TV Land pilot

"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."

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Robin Erbland

    I always loved Seinfeld with all the characters!

    January 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Reef

    "I don't like racism at comedy shows."

    –Paul Mooney

    January 3, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. PAPilot

    Michael Richards is still relevant?

    December 24, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • robert

      Micahael WILL ALWAYS BE RELEVANT. Great comedian, better person.

      December 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • noWay

      better person??? Even after his racist outburst during a comedy show???

      December 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hey NoWay

      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.

      January 2, 2013 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Shawn l

      Racist diatribes are only ok if you aren't white, dur.

      January 3, 2013 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. file with the rest of the waste

    trap top

    December 18, 2012 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Flooby

    Kirstie Alley is THE WORST 'actress' on the planet. This show sounds stupid as the day is long.

    December 18, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. burp


    December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. GinaBonBon

    hey, everybody! it's N!@@er Guy!!

    December 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYOD


      December 7, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • PhilG

      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.

      December 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      Your one of the Sh%t-stirrers of the world.

      December 13, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Eman De'Riuqer

      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?

      December 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  9. SmaterthanU

    Kramer, you my n!GG@!!!

    December 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Observer

    Sounds like it will be really stupid. Don't fail to miss it!

    December 5, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |

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