TV Land Orders Cast-Contingent Presentation For "Giant Baby" Starring Kirstie Alley

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land has ordered a cast-contingent presentation of the script "Giant Baby" by Marco Pennette ("Ugly Betty," "Samantha Who"), it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. The comedy will star Kirstie Alley in the lead role of Madison "Maddie" Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Owen, the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn't exactly see nerdy and schlubby Owen fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Owen backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives.

"We've had our eye on Kirstie Alley for a long time, and we finally got her!" said Jones. "With this project, our practice of working with A-list talent both on and off screen continues. Marco's history working for top shows speaks for itself and Kirstie is an iconic TV comedienne. We can't wait to get started."

The "Giant Baby" presentation comes in addition to two pilots the network has ordered – "Brothers-in-Law," which revolves around the family dynamic between a husband and the eccentric fiance of his wife's twin sister, and "I'm Not Dead Yet," about a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, causing him to finally start speaking his mind. Both pilots recently wrapped production.

"Giant Baby" is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.

Alley and Pennette are repped by UTA.

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