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  • TV-PG
  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 5.0  (940)

Kirstie was a sitcom that aired on TV Land from 2013 to 2014. The show starred Kirstie Alley as Madison Banks, a successful Broadway star who is reunited with the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago. The show also featured Eric Petersen as Arlo Barth, Madison's son, and Michael Richards as Frank Baxter, Madison's long-time friend and driver.

The plot of Kirstie revolves around Madison's attempts to reconnect with her son Arlo while also dealing with her complicated personal life. Madison is a successful actress who is used to getting what she wants, but she finds herself struggling to connect with her adult son, who is a struggling actor and wannabe writer.

Arlo's arrival in Madison's life also complicates her relationships with her best friend Frank and his daughter Thelma (played by Rhea Perlman). Frank and Thelma are used to being a part of Madison's inner circle, but they feel left behind when Arlo comes into the picture.

As the show progresses, Madison tries to balance her career, her relationship with Arlo, and her friendships with Frank and Thelma. She also tries to navigate the ups and downs of the entertainment industry, including a rivalry with a younger actress named Brittany (played by Kristin Chenoweth).

One of the strengths of Kirstie was its talented cast. Kirstie Alley was a beloved figure in the entertainment industry and brought a lot of charisma and energy to her role as Madison. Eric Petersen also gave a strong performance as Arlo, capturing the character's mix of vulnerability and ambition.

Of course, the show's biggest selling point was the return of Michael Richards to TV comedy. Richards, famous for his role as Kramer on Seinfeld, had been largely absent from the entertainment industry after a controversial incident at a stand-up comedy show. Kirstie marked his return to mainstream television, and he brought a lot of comedic skill and timing to his role as Frank.

Overall, Kirstie was a fun and engaging sitcom that provided a fresh twist on the classic 'parent reunited with long-lost child' trope. The show's strong performances and relatable storyline made it a hit with viewers during its brief run on TV Land. Although it was cancelled after only one season, Kirstie remains a fondly remembered and often re-watched show among fans of classic sitcoms.

Kirstie is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on December 4, 2013.

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The Dinner Party
12. The Dinner Party
February 26, 2014
In an effort to help Arlo woo a girl, Maddie invites her arrogant parents over for a dinner party, but things don't go exactly as planned.
Maddie's Agent
11. Maddie's Agent
February 19, 2014
Upset with her agent when a costar is finding work, Maddie intends to fire him, but seduces him instead. Meanwhile, Arlo, Frank and Thelma confront their fears after Maddie inspires them.
Thelma's Ex
10. Thelma's Ex
February 12, 2014
Thelma's player of an ex-husband is in town, but Maddie is desperate to keep them apart when she fears it might mean losing her best friend and loyal assistant.
When They Met
9. When They Met
February 5, 2014
Maddie is irate with Frank when he tells her he doesn't believe she'll get a Tony nomination, but Thelma tries to remind her boss of the good times, including how she met Frank.
Maddie vs. Maddie
8. Maddie vs. Maddie
January 29, 2014
Maddie confronts her past when she has an encounter with the real Madison Banks, a former actor whose career was tarnished by a selfish Maddie and now seeks revenge.
Like a Virgin
7. Like a Virgin
January 22, 2014
Maddie plots with her understudy, Brittany, to deflower Arlo in exchange for a chance to go onstage, but the plan goes awry.
Mickey & Maddie
6. Mickey & Maddie
January 8, 2014
Maddie sleeps with Mickey to comfort him after firing him. Tension arises between Frank and Arlo when Frank asks Arlo's crush to be his tango partner.
The Girl Next Door
5. The Girl Next Door
January 1, 2014
When Kathy Griffin visits the building to look at the penthouse across the hall, Maddie feels threatened and becomes desperate to restake her claim as the biggest star in the building.
Little Bummer Boy
4. Little Bummer Boy
December 18, 2013
In an effort to improve Arlo's spirits, Maddie, Thelma and Frank decide it's time to finally celebrate Christmas. Buoyed by the sudden holiday cheer, Arlo shocks Maddie with an unwelcome surprise.
Arlo's Birthday
3. Arlo's Birthday
December 11, 2013
Maddie decides to make Arlo a star after she hears his talent singing at his birthday party. Despite his disapproval, she pulls some strings to try to set him up with a record producer.
Arlo Moves In
2. Arlo Moves In
December 4, 2013
Unnerved by the saintly specter of Arlo's adoptive mom and the barbs of her understudy Maddie struggles to adapt to her new life as a mom. Meanwhile, Arlo wonders if they'll ever have a real relationship.
1. Pilot
December 4, 2013
Broadway diva Madison Banks (Kirstie Alley) is in for the surprise of her life when her son (Eric Petersen), she gave up for adoption, shows up on her doorstep. She isn't quite ready to welcome him into her life, nor does she see how she can make room. After working to push him away, she realizes he may be just what she needs.
Where to Watch Kirstie
Kirstie is available for streaming on the TV Land website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kirstie on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Apple TV and TV Land.
  • Premiere Date
    December 4, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (940)