Jason Alexander to Star in Adult Swim Comedy

The 'Seinfeld' alum will star in a quarter-hour live-action pilot from 'Silicon Valley's' Adam Lustick.
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Seinfeld's Jason Alexander is plotting his TV return with Adult Swim.

The Turner-owned cable network has greenlit an untitled live-action comedy pilot starring Alexander, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The quarter-hour comedy was created by Adam Lustick (Silicon Valley, The Office) and revolves around an award-winning psychotherapist (Alexander) who snaps one day, and his therapy with his patients becomes more and more bizarre. However, he's such a celebrated doctor that his peers are reluctant to question his strange and unconventional methods. The comedy will be produced by Adult Swim's Alive and Kicking Inc.

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For Alexander, who starred in CBS' short-lived comedy Listen Up in 2004-05, the Adult Swim comedy would mark his second follow-up role after his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated turn as George Costanza in Seinfeld. Since the NBC comedy ended its run in 1998, Alexander has been active as a director (Criminal Minds, Mike and Molly, Everybody Hates Chris) in addition to regular stage roles, including his Tony-winning turn in Jerome Robbins' Broadway as well as parts in The Producers, A Christmas Carol and more. He's repped by Innovative Artists, Yumkas Management and Gendler & Kelly.

Lustick, meanwhile, is a founding member of sketch group the Harvard Sailing Team and co-created/hosted Fusion's Sports Talkers. He has also appeared on Silicon Valley, The Office and 2 Broke Girls.

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