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Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander to star in Adult Swim pilot

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Jason Alexander is headed back to TV in a way that will mess with his head.

The Seinfeld vet will star as a troubled psychotherapist in an Adult Swim comedy pilot, the network announced Wednesday. In the untitled quarter-hour show created by Adam Lustick (whose acting credits include Silicon Valley and The Office), Alexander plays an award-winning shrink who suffers some kind of mental breakdown, leading to some increasingly bizarre therapy sessions with his patients. This doctor is highly respected, though, so his peers are hesitant to challenge his out-there methods. 

After his nine-season Emmy-nominated run as George Costanza on Seinfeld, Alexander headlined two other short-lived sitcom, the 2001 ABC sitcom Bob Patterson and 2004-2005 CBS sitcom Listen Up. Since then, he has continued to work in theater and on the small screen in front of the camera (guest-starring on The New Adventures of Old ChristineTwo and a Half Men and Community) and behind it (directing episodes of such series as Criminal Minds and Mike and Molly).