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Kirstie: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Though it harkens back to older, more traditional sitcoms, Kirstie offers no fresh angle or original content to keep it from feeling too stale and familiar.


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Kirstie Alley stars in this TV Land sitcom as Broadway diva Madison "Maddie" Banks, who is floored when a young man named Arlo (Eric Petersen)—the son she gave up for adoption nearly three decades ago—appears at her stage door, but she balks at playing anyone's mother in real life until her assistant, Thelma (Rhea Perlman), and chauffeur, Frank (Michael Richards), convince her that it could be a great career move. Of course, it's all easier said than done, especially when Maddie has a hard time giving up her wild lifestyle for home-cooked meals, birthday parties and Rockwellian Christmases. Fortunately for Maddie, she has plenty to distract her from motherhood when she has to deal with an inept stagehand (John Travolta); an ambitious understudy (Kristin Chenoweth); a worthless agent (Jason Alexander); and a bitter rival (Kristen Johnston) from a long-ago audition. Guest stars include George Wendt, Cloris Leachman, Kathy Griffin, Gilles Marini and Christopher McDonald.


Kirstie Alley
as Madison "Maddie" Banks
Rhea Perlman
as Thelma Katz
Michael Richards
as Frank Baxter
Kristen Johnston
as Madison Banks
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Critic Reviews for Kirstie: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (12)

Kirstie is TV Land's latest comedy original that, in the tradition of Hot in Cleveland, has one foot in the present and the other firmly cemented in the past.

December 13, 2013 | Full Review…

Kirstie breaks no new ground, and it doesn't try to. It walks a path we have enjoyed before.

December 5, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

If you expect a TV Land original to be broad, loud and silly, overacted in front of a guffawing "live studio audience," you're ready to meet Kirstie.

December 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The pilot has some funny moments, but after that, Kirstie starts to flatline.

December 3, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Kirstie is a bit like watching Joe Montana when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was past his prime, but still capable of getting the job done on occasion.

December 3, 2013 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Much as we might want to support the principals' comebacks, the show leaves them hanging and leaves us eager to move on.

December 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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