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'Seinfeld' Alum Michael Richards to Make TV Return With 'Giant Baby'

December 5, 2012 (2:17 am) GMT
Richards will star alongside Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman in the TV Land comedic pilot about a Broadway star who reconnects with her long-lost son.
Michael Richards

has nabbed his first regular series role in more than a decade. The actor best known for his portrayal of Cosmo Kramer on "Seinfeld" is set to co-star and Rhea Perlman in TV Land's comedy pilot "Giant Baby".

The potential new series revolves around Alley's character, a Broadway star named Madison "Maddie" Banks whose life is turned upside down when her long-lost son shows up hoping to reconnect with her after his adopted mother dies. Richards will portray Maddie's limo driver.

Perlman is cast as Maddie's assistant and best friend. "" alum , who recently participated on "" all-stars edition, has also been booked to guest star as Maddie's chef.

Richards headlined NBC's short-lived "The Michael Richards Show " in 2000. The three-time Emmy Award winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series also appeared in an episode of "" with other "Seinfeld" cast members in 2007.

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