80s/90s TV is having a renaissance at the moment with shows like Dallas and 90210 coming back and proving to be very popular with a new generation of TV viewers.
Some of the biggest players of 80s/90s TV are hoping to capitalise on this renaissance and have the same success on TV a second time around.
Seinfeld’s Michael Richards (Kramer) is teaming up with Kirstie Ally (Rebecca, Cheers, Ronnie, Veronica’s Closet) and Rhea Perlman (Carla, Cheers) to film a comedic pilot for TV Land.
According to thehollywoodreporter.com, the show, entitled Giant Baby, “revolves around Broadway star Madison Banks (Alley), who reconnects with her long-lost son after the death of his adopted mother. Richards will play Maddie’s limo driver, with Gilles Marini (Brothers & Sisters) also booking a guest-star gig as her chef. Perlman will play her assistant and best friend.”
Check out Richards, Alley, and Pearlman’s iconic TV characters below
Kramer always got himself into the most absurd situations, this one, involving him rescuing a pinky toe is my favourite
Ronnie ran a lingerie company and Olive (Kathy Najimy) was the one lumped with having to get her out of situations or calm her down – as seen in this clip.
Carla was a no-nonsense barmaid at Cheers
Giant Baby is only at Pilot stage. Hopefully the comedic talent will have a great script to work with and this will be comissioned for at least one season, as it would be great to have this talent making us laugh again!