Shelley Long

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  • Birth Name: Shelley Lee Long
  • Birth Place: Fort Wayne, IN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/23/1949, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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What Happened When the Cast of Cheers Reunited?

What would've happened to the cast of Cheers if nobody ever knew their name?

"I'd be running a sober living environment!" George Wendt, who played the bar's best patron Norm, tells us.

'90s shows that need to make a comeback

Wendt, Ted DansonKirstie AlleyShelley Long and Bebe Neuwirth recently got together on set where they looked back at some their fondest memories from the show's 11 seasons. So, what did the group have to say about their first (nearly canceled) season and what they'd be doing today had the show not caught on? Watch:

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VIDEO: Cheers: One for the Road, Part 3

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Aired: 5/20/1993

Sam and Diane are plagued with doubts about getting back together. watch

The League's Paul Scheer Lands a Guest Spot on Modern Family

Paul Scheer is among the many famous faces heading to Modern Family this season.

The League star will guest-star in an upcoming episode as a Costco manager, TVGuide.cmo has confirmed. As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, he'll interact with...read more

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MODERN FAMILY's Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson talk Shelley Long and Elizabeth Banks
'A Very Brady Sequel' Preview (HBO)
The Brady Bunch Movie
Don't Tell Her It's Me

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Arrested
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Game On
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Princess Party
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Hit It and Quit It

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Rites of Passage TV Show Series, Host
2013 The Cast of "Cheers" TV Show Series, Appearing
2006 TV Land Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2005 Unforgettable Moments in Television Entertainment TV Show Series, Remarks by
2004 The 100 Greatest TV Characters TV Show Series, Remarks by

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Exclusive: Shelley Long Returning to Modern Family

As if Jay Pritchett weren't dealing with enough on the upcoming season of Modern Family, now his ex-wife is coming back to town!

Shelley Long will reprise her role as Dede Pritchett, the mother of Claire (Julie Bowen) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson), TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Get the scoop on your favorite returning fall TV shows

Details on Long's return are being kept under wraps, but... read more

Kirstie Alley: Dancing Queen

When Kirstie Alley stepped into the lead female spot on the hit sitcom Cheers, her fearless, bawdy, neurotic energy thwarted all predictions that she'd never fill Shelley Long's shoes. She even earned an Emmy. Since then, Alley has continued to catch the world off guard by segueing into feature films, both arty and mainstream (Deconstructing Harry, the Look Who's Talking movies), headlining popular post-Cheers series Veronica's Closet and making a name for herself as one of the most unapologetic of Scientology's brethren. Then, when her weight ballooned at age 53, she used her indomitable spirit to turn her bathroom-scale struggles into a new branch of her career: She's been a Jenny Craig spokesperson; invented her own weight-loss program, Organic Liaison; starred in a semiautobiographical Showtime sitcom, Fat Actress; and to show what it's like to be an overweight celebrity single mom of two teenagers — William True and Lillie Price — she welcomed a reality-TV crew into her hectic home for A&E's Kirstie Alley's Big Life.

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Cheers & Jeers: Modern Family's Outsider — Matt Dillon

Cheers to Modern Family for inviting Matt Dillon to the party.

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Dillon's big-screen career careened wildly off course after he unwisely chose to follow up his Oscar-nominated turn in 2004's Crash by taking a backseat to Lindsay Lohan and an anthropomorphized VW in the all-too-prophetically ...
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Matt Dillon to Play Claire's Former Flame on Modern Family

Matt Dillon is set to guest-star on Modern Family as Claire's ex-boyfriend, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Oscar-nominated actor, 46, will appear on an upcoming episode in which Claire (Julie Bowen) learns her ex has become good friends with her... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Shelley Long Returns to Modern Family!

Modern Family will be celebrating baby Lily's birthday in early 2011, and guess who will be crashing the festivities? ... read more

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