John Travolta is set to guest star in Kirstie Alley's new sitcom.

The actor will appear in one episode of the star's eponymous show Kirstie, with production on the episode scheduled to begin later this month.

In a statement, Travolta said: "I'm excited about working with Kirstie again, in addition to such terrific talent on the show.

"It's always a treat to be surrounded by people you respect so much both personally and professionally."

Travolta and Alley previously worked together on the 1989 romantic comedy Look Who's Talking.

Alley tweeted of the news: "John Travolta is gonna be on our new show KIRSTIE!!!!!! SOOO excited to work together again!!! We are gonna have a BALL!! @tvland !!"

Kirstie is about Broadway star Madison Banks (Alley), whose life is turned upside down when the son she gave up for adoption at birth, reappears in her life suddenly.

The show will premiere on TV Land on December 4.