Former Cheers co-stars Rhea Perlman and Kirstie Alley have teamed up again for a dream Tv pilot.

The longtime pals pledged to reunite for another sitcom when Cheers went off the air in 1993 and it has taken them 20 years to see their plan through.

Alley and Pearlman will play best friends in new show Giant Baby and the two stars insist working together again is "the best".

Alley says, "We were planning this when we were doing Cheers. We said, 'When Cheers isn't on the air we'll do a show together.'"