Bradley University alumnus Eric Peterson '03 will costar with Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards in the new sitcom Kirstie debuting at 9 p.m. Wednesday on TVLand.

Peterson plays Arlo, the son that Maddie (Kirstie Alley) gave up for adoption at birth and who suddenly turns up at her stage door looking to connect. 

Peterson moved to New York City after graduating from Bradley. He appeared on "Law & Order" and "As the World Turns" before winning the lead role in "Shrek: The Musical" for the show’s first National Tour. Shortly before being cast in "Kirstie," he was in the Broadway hit, "Peter & the Starcatcher."

Peterson is now based in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife and daughter.