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'Seinfeld's' Michael Richards Joins Kirstie Alley's TV Land Comedy

He'll make his series TV return in "Giant Baby," the comedy co-starring Rhea Perlman.

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Michael Richards is plotting a return to TV.

The Seinfeld alum has been tapped to co-star opposite Cheers duo Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman in TV Land's comedic pilot Giant Baby, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Created by Marco Pennette, the comedy 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. 

The casting marks the Emmy-winning actor's first potential series regular role since his November 2006 debacle when he responded to heckling during a stand-up set at the Laugh Factory with a racially tinged tirade that put him in hot water.

More recently, the actor otherwise known as Jerry's neighbor Kramer, has guest starred on a Seinfeld reunion episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Richards is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Jackoway Tyerman.

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