Published December 05, 2012
Crazy Kramer is back!
Controversial “Seinfeld” actor Michael Richards has been cast in a new sitcom on TV Land, the network announced yesterday.
Richards, 63, nearly dropped out of sight after Nov. 17, 2006, when he inexplicably launched a racist diatribe at the Laugh Factory in LA.
Now, he’ll back in front of the camera, shooting TV Land’s “Giant Baby,” alongside Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman. The pilot will be shot next week, the network said, and Richards will play a limo driver in the show.
The role could become Richards’ first steady gig since he played Cosmo Kramer — the “hipster doofus” who lived across the hall from Jerry Seinfeld — in the iconic NBC sitcom, whose nine-season run ended in 1998.