Thursday, October 25, 2012
By Sara Moore
Former Cheers co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman will reunite for the TV Land pilot Giant Baby.
Giant Baby revolves around Madison “Maddie” Banks (Alley), a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo, her long-lost son, turns up looking to connect with her after the death of his adopted mother. But, Maddie doesn’t exactly see the nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Arlo backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives.
Perlman will play Thelma, Maddie’s long-suffering assistant and best friend, who encourages her boss to form a relationship with the son she gave up for adoption.
Giant Baby is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.