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Kristin Chenoweth to Guest on TV Land's KIRSTIE

Broadway vet Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies," "The Good Wife") is set to guest star on TV Land's new comedy series KIRSTIE, featuring actress Kirstie Alley. Alley executive produces the series and plays Broadway actress, Madison "Maddie" Banks. Rhea Perlman ("Cheers"), Michael Richards ("Seinfeld") and Eric Petersen ("Shrek: The Musical") co-star in the series which will premiere in December.

According to the network's press notes, Chenoweth will appear In the upcoming episode as 'Britney Gold', described as "Maddie's conniving understudy who will do anything - or anyone - to get onstage. When Maddie finally offers her the opportunity, in exchange for an unseemly favor, Britney doesn't give it a second thought."

Maddie (Kirstie Alley) finds her life turned upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears, hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie's assistant and best friend, Thelma (Rhea Perlman), and outlandish driver Frank (Michael Richards) encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all.


Best known on-stage for creating the role of Glinda in the original Broadway production of Wicked (2003), which tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz, Kristin Chenoweth is one of Broadway's most celebrated stars. Most recently, Chenoweth starred opposite Sean Hayes from TV's Will & Grace in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises (2010), a 1960s musical by Burt Bacharach and Hal David which features the hit songs I'll Never Fall in Love and I Say a Little Prayer.

On-screen, Kristin Chenoweth has appeared in many television and film roles, including The West Wing as Annabeth Schott and Pushing Daisies as Olive Snook. Putting her musical talents to good use, Chenoweth has guest judged on American Idol and guest starred on musical TV show Glee as April Rhodes. Last year, Chenoweth starred as the antagonist in GCB, a series based on the novel Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.

Over her extensive career Kristin Chenoweth has been invited to sing for President Obama, Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and TV royalty Oprah Winfrey. Chenoweth has also garnered a multitude of awards, including Broadway's coveted Tony Award for her performance as Sally Brown in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1999), and an Emmy Award for her role in Pushing Daisies in 2009.

Chenoweth has also taken the stage off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Stairway to Paradise, The Apple Tree, Candide, Earth Girls Are Easy, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, A New Brain, Strike Up the Band, Scapin, Box Office of the Damned, The Fantasticks and more.

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