Cheers! ABC Comedy Pilot Reunites Kirstie Alley With Rhea Perlman

Rebecca and Carla together again! Rhea Perlman is reuniting with her Cheers co-star Kirstie Alley on a potential new multi-camera comedy series, this time on ABC.

Perlman has closed a deal to co-star opposite Alley in Alley’s ABC pilot The Manzanis. The family comedy, written by sitcom veterans Marco Pennette and Dave Flebotte, stars Alley as Angela Manzani, an opinionated wife/mother who, along with her Italian-American family, moves to a quiet New Jersey neighborhood where they clash with their new, WASPy neighbors.

Perlman will play Angela’s mother in law Camille Manzani.

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  1. billk says:

    Oh my. This concept needs a lot of polishing before it gets any farther. The description above is way too broad to make it interesting.

  2. M says:

    Rhea Perlman is only 3 years older than Kirstie Alley. Either Kirstie’s character is supposed to be some kind of cougar or Rhea Perlman should be really, really offended.

    • lala says:

      Well on Golden Girls, Estelle Getty was a year younger than Bea Arthur and yet she played her mother.
      It’s make-believe.

    • Jack says:

      It said mother-in-law, not mother. I know someone who is four years older than his mother in law, because he married someone significantly younger. Its very possible.

  3. Karen MT says:

    Wait, so Carla will be Rebecca’s mother-in-law??

  4. Magically Suspicious says:

    Who punched her??!???!!!??!?

  5. J says:

    this stuff happens all the time. Estelle Getty was a year younger than Bea Arthur and played her mother on Golden Girls

  6. Jason says:

    No, thanks.

  7. Just Me says:

    Kirstie Alley on TV? Sounds great and hope it works out.

  8. Yut says:

    Kirstie Alley ruined Cheers. ‘nough said.

  9. Holly says:

    oooohhhh… this should be gooood… a weekly cat fight between Rebecca and Carla — HELL YEAH !!! Italian Family? Carla as the mother-in-law? O.M.G. I can’t wait !! B.I.O. !! Bring It On !!

  10. Bella says:

    I would be so happy to see Rhea Perlman on t.v. again! I’m not really a Kirstie Allen fan, though, but I’m willing to give the show a chance.

  11. Sean says:

    Just add Shelly Long as the WASPy person next door & I’m in!!!

  12. miles silverberg says:

    So…it’s like RHONJ, only slightly more scripted.

  13. Vince says:

    Yawn! Been there done it

  14. satirex says:

    It’ll be nice to see Rhea again. I’ve been wondering how much she likes her husband’s work on It’s Alwasy Sunny in Philadelphia.

  15. Aggie says:

    Could you have picked more unflattering pictures of these two. OUCH!