TV Land has announced that their new sitcom Kirstie will premiere on Wednesday December 4th at 10/9c, with back-to-back episodes; while their hit comedy series The Exes – which has already grown 21% this year – will return to the network for the back half of its third season on Wednesday December 11th at 10:30/9:30c.
Created by Marco Pennette, Kirstie revolves around Madison “Maddie” Banks, a renowned Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Arlo, the son she gave up at birth, suddenly appears hoping to connect after his adoptive parents have died. However, Maddie doesn’t exactly see nerdy and schlubby Arlo fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. But when Maddie’s assistant and best friend, Thelma, and outlandish driver Frank encourage her to give Arlo a chance, Maddie is shocked to find that perhaps she has motherly instincts after all. The comedy series stars Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, Michael Richards and Eric Petersen. Guest stars for the show’s first season include Kristin Chenoweth, John Travolta, Jason Alexander, Kathy Griffin, Cloris Leachman, George Wendt and Kristen Johnston.
Created by Mark Reisman (Frasier), The Exes revolves around three divorced men: Ladies’ man Phil, homebody Haskell and newly single, and needy, Stuart. The men live together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce attorney, Holly, who also happens to be their landlord. Holly avoids her own relationship and commitment issues by becoming immersed in the men’s affairs as they put their lives back together and return to the dating scene. The comedy series is produced by TV Land Original Productions, Acme Productions & Mark Reisman Productions and stars Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche, Kelly Stables & Kristen Johnston.