George Wendt to Guest on Kirstie Alley's New TV Land Sitcom

Kirstie Alley has enlisted another CHEERS alum for her upcoming TV Land sitcom.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Wendt has signed on for a guest role in KIRSTIE, which also features Rhea Perlman.

The show centers around Broadway star Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) whose life turns upside down when Arlo (Eric Petersen), the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears, hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. Rhea Perlman ("Cheers") stars as Maddie's assistant and best friend alongside Richards ("Seinfeld") as Maddie's outlandish driver.

Wendt will take on the role of Duke Bainbridge, "Thelma's (Perlman) ex-husband, a flashy professional pool player who cheated on her relentlessly when they were married. When he comes to visit claiming he's "changed," Thelma is ready to forgive and forget but Maddie (Alley) isn't," according to the report.

For the original announcement, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Kirstie" 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.

George Wendt most recently appeared in the stage adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffanys, and as "Dean Halsey" in Re-Animator The Musical in Los Angeles, the New York Musical Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Broadway Credits include: Elf, Art, and Hairspray. London credits include: Art. Off-Broadway credits include: An Empty Plate At Café du Grande Boeuf (Primary Stages), Wild Men (West Side Theater). National Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Roundabout). Chicago credits include: Rounding Third (Northlight), Second City, Wild Men, Bleacher Bums (Organic Theater Company). Oodles of film and television, but most noticeably Cheers (Six Emmy Nominations).

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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