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[10/25/12 - 12:40 PM]
Rhea Perlman Reunites with Former "Cheers" Co-Star Kirstie Alley for TV Land Pilot "Giant Baby"
The network originally announced the Alley-headlined project as a presentation last month.

[via press release from TV Land]

RHEA PERLMAN REUNITES WITH FORMER "CHEERS" CO-STAR KIRSTIE ALLEY FOR TV LAND PILOT "GIANT BABY"

New York, NY - October 25, 2012 - Rhea Perlman will reunite with longtime friend and former "Cheers" co-star Kirstie Alley in the pilot "Giant Baby," it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. Perlman will play Thelma, Maddie's (Alley) long-suffering assistant and best friend, who encourages her boss to form a relationship with the son she gave up for adoption, Arlo (previously known as "Owen"). The network originally announced the Alley-headlined project as a presentation last month.

"We've hit the jackpot getting Kirstie and Rhea back together," said Cox. "It's a dream to work with such talented comedic actors like these ladies and create a show for them that's funny and has interesting characters - 'Giant Baby' hits all of those notes."

"Giant Baby" revolves around Madison "Maddie" Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo, her long-lost son, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see 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.

"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.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and T?3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.





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