The man best known to television audiences as Kramer has signed on to co-star in Kirstie Alley's new TV Land pilot "Giant Baby," which -- if picked up to series -- will see Richards playing a limo driver for Alley's Broadway star, Maddie Banks. Alley's "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman will play Maddie's assistant and best friend, while Gilles Marini could potentially recur as her chef.
The story involves Maddie's simple life being disrupted when the son she gave up for adoption, Arlo (Eric Petersen), shows up looking to connect after the death of his adopted mother.
In other casting news ...
"Ringer" actor is headed to Seattle Grace. Justin Bruening will join "Grey's Anatomy" in a recurring role as Matt, a paramedic who could be a potential love interest for one of the doctors. [TV Guide]
"Law & Order" star joins NBC's "Deception." S. Epatha Merkerson will recur on the drama as the mother of lead character Joanna Padget (Meagan Good). [Deadline]
Pamela Anderson will guest-star on Canadian sitcom. The "Baywatch" bombshell will play a therapist in three episodes of "Package Deal." [The Hollywood Reporter]
"Justified" alum checks in to "Bates Motel." Jere Burns will play an enigmatic character who has a pivotal role on the show, though no other details on his appearance are currently available. [Deadline]