Actor George Wendt will play a gay character on the upcoming TBS comedy Clipped.

The 66-year-old Wendt is best known for playing Norm Peterson on the long-running NBC comedy Cheers, which ended after 11 seasons in 1993.

In the new series from Will and Grace creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan, Wendt plays Buzzy, the former owner of Buzzy's barbershop in Charlestown, one of Boston's oldest neighborhoods.

In announcing that it had ordered 10 episodes, TBS described the series as centering “on a group of coworkers who all went to high school together but ran in very different crowds. Now they find themselves working together at Buzzy's, a barbershop that was recently bought by one-time loser Ben (played by Ryan Pinkston). Since taking over the establishment, Ben has become the boss to many of his old classmates, and he's not afraid to flaunt his more powerful position.”

In a trailer for the show, Buzzy is seen kissing his boyfriend.

“Buzzy, let me ask you something,” says Charmaine (Diona Reasonover). “When you and that meter maid are making love, which one of you does the driving and which one of you does the parking?”

“Honey, we're together 42 years – car's up on blocks,” Buzzy answers.

Wendt previously played gay in the 1999 film Outside Providence.

Clipped, formerly titled Buzzy's, premieres June 16.