She was a single new-mother. He was a cab driver with aspirations of plane-flying. (There was also a baby with Bruce Willis' voice trapped in his head.) And somehow their lives became intertwined, spawning comedy, romance and two sequels of varying degrees of entertainment value. I am, of course, referring to Kirstie Alley and John Travolta's characters, Mollie and James, from Look Who's Talking. The two actors will be reunited on Kirstie Alley's upcoming TV Land sitcom Kirstie, in which Alley will star and Travolta will guest star.
Kirstie stars Alley as a Broadway star named Madison Banks, whose life is drastically altered when the son she gave up for adoption at birth, Arlo (Eric Petersen), shows up on her doorstep with the hopes of reconnecting with her following the death of his adoptive parents. Michael Richards is also among the cast, playing Maddie's driver. Deadline says Travolta will guest star as a stagehand who has a one-night-stand with Maddie. Only instead of taking off afterward, he decides to linger.
“I’m excited about working with Kirstie again, in addition to such terrific talent on the show,” Travolta said. “It’s always a treat to be surrounded by people you respect so much both personally and professionally.”
Given the humorous chemistry Travolta and Alley demonstrated in the Look Who's Talking movies, the first of which released in 1989, the duo will hopefully bring even more laughs when they reunite on Kirstie. Better known for his feature roles, Travolta's no stranger to the small screen, having played the starring role of Vinnie Barbarino in Welcome Back Kotter more than three decades ago. His recent credits include Savages, Killing SeasonFrom Paris with Love. His spot on Kirstie reunites him with his Look Who's Talking Co-star Kirstie Alley, but it's certainly not the only reunion set to be staged on the TV Land sitcom. Jason Alexander will be reuniting with his Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards at some point during the first season's run. Meanwhile, Alley is joined by her former Cheers co-star Rhea Perlman in the series, and the two will reunite with George Wendt, who - like Alexander and Travolta - is also set to guest star.
All of these great little reunions will hopefully give this series a bit of added exposure as it gets going. But we have a while to wait for it, as Kirstie isn't expected to premiere on TV Land until December 4.
Here's a great moment between Alley and Travolta in the first Look Who's Talking movie…
Think there's any chance we'll see them dance together during Kirstie? Here's hoping!