The doctor is in. Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander has signed to star in a new comedy pilot for Adult Swim, created by Adam Lustick (The Harvard Sailing Team, Silicon Valley, The Office). The Untitled Jason Alexander pilot revolves around an award-winning psychotherapist (Alexander) who snaps one day and his therapy with his patients becomes more and more bizarre. However, he is such a celebrated doctor that his peers are reluctant to question his strange and unconventional methods. The quarter-hour, live-action pilot is being produced in-house via Alive and Kicking. Adult Swim is making its pitch to advertisers today during the Turner Broadcasting System upfront presentation in NYC. The Turner-owned net announced its 2015-16 slate last week ahead of today’s presentation.
Alexander famously played Larry David’s alter ego, George Costanza, for nine years on the sitcom phenomenonSeinfeld, a role that earned him seven Emmy nominations and four Golden Globe noms, among other honors. Alexander also has directed several TV series including Seinfeld, Everybody Hates Chris, Criminal Minds, Mike And Molly and starred in and won the Country Music Association’s Video of the Year award for his direction of Brad Paisley’s “Online.”