Michael Richards better thank his lucky stars for TV Land, a cable channel that pretty much exists to give dubious vehicles to stars that have clearly seen better days.
Having broken down a few years back and dropped the n-bomb about a million times during a very bizarre and manic stand-up act, Richards lost favor (I guess) with whatever remaining fans he had. However, by appearing on Letterman, acting genuinely contrite, and knocking off all the racial slurs, he’s…BACK IN THE GAME!!!
Of course, that assumes that “the game” is a TV show called Giant Baby, starring Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman, ensuring that Giant Baby will be absolutely no one’s go-to show for masturbation fodder, gay or straight.
Richards will play a limo driver to Alley’s “giant baby” of a Broadway diva. Sadly, the title Giant Baby isn’t to be taken literally, though that would be such an amazing premise for a show. This is probably the last any of us will ever hear about the show again, but it’s nice to see that he can get past his screw-up and get work.
Even if that work is on TV Land with Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.