‘Cheers’ Reunion Grows as George Wendt Joins Kirstie Alley’s TV Land Show

George Wendt will reunite with "Cheers" co-stars Alley and Rhea Perlman

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

George Wendt is going to a place where everybody knows his name — because most of them have worked with him before.

Wendt, who played gruff but amusing barfly on "Cheers," is reuniting with his former costars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman via a guest-starring spot on the upcoming TV Land series "Kirstie."

Also read: 'Seinfeld' Reunion in Play on TV Land's 'Kirstie' With Jason Alexander Guest Spot

The series stars Alley as Madison Banks, a Broadway star whose life is turned upside-down when the son she gave up at birth returns onto the scene. Perlman plays Thelma, Banks' assistant and best friend.

Wendt will play Thelma's ex-husband, Duke Bainbridge.

Also read: 'Cheers' Star George Wendt Hospitalized, Drops Out of Play After Suffering Chest Pains

Oddly, "Kirstie" will also serve as host to a "Seinfeld" reunion; earlier this week Jason Alexander signed on to play Banks' Broadway agent, joining a cast that already includes Michael Richards as Banks' eccentric driver.

Hollywood Reporter first reported the news of Wendt's casting.


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