Although Kirstie had a dream team cast (Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, Michael Richards), TV Land has opted to cancel the series after its first season. The show followed Madison “Maddy” Banks (Alley), a former Broadway star trying to make a comeback. She finds out her son Arlo (Eric Petersen), who she gave up for adoption, is back in her life after his adoptive mother passes away. The series was never a breakout hit, and the series struggled hard in the ratings.
Kirstie featured a huge number of big name guest stars including Jason Alexander, Kristin Chenoweth, John Travolta, George Wendt, among others.