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Having demonstrated penitence through self-deprecating appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, Michael Richards is ready to enter a new phase of earning your forgiveness and/or pity by starring in a TV Land sitcom opposite Kirstie Alley. Richards—whose last regular series role was on 2000's The Michael Richards Show, and then you may have heard about this—has joined the network's pilot Giant Baby, which reunites Alley with her Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman as, respectively, a Broadway actress and her put-upon assistant, and features Richards as the limo driver whose antics hopefully don't involve any minorities, just to be safe. The show will revolve around Alley's diva life being "turned upside down" by the arrival of the long-lost son she gave up for adoption, as well as the hope that putting together familiar faces from classic sitcoms will convince America that we once again live in the optimistic and prosperous '90s, so maybe stop randomly shooting each other. Certainly, putting Michael Richards in a new show reflects that optimism.


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