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.
Kirstie Alley, Sugar Ray Leonard
It's the season of the lookers, the fighters, a rapper, a Super Bowl MVP and a former Fat Actress — but not a one-time candidate for the U.S Senate. Emmy winner Kirstie Alley (Cheers) leads the cast of celebs who'll kick up their heels for Dancing With the Stars' 12th season, which begins March 21 on ABC. "We've wanted Kirstie from Day 1," says executive producer Conrad Green. "She's enormously winning and an absolute hoot."
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She'll be going toe-to-toe with one of the most popular boxers of all time...
CBS has given the greenlight to Vince Uncensored, a comedy pilot from Conan O'Brien, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
How powerful is TV's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, 46 years after its first airing? A week ago Tuesday, CBS' annual telecast clobbered the equally classic animated treasure How the Grinch Stole Christmas on ABC when they went head to head. Since then, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart put his voice over the Burl Ives snowman/narrator as part of a hilarious holiday-animation takedown of Fox News Channel's yearly "War on Christmas" hysteria. ("The season wouldn't feel the same without people going out of their way to be offended by nothing.") Glee kicked off its frenetically sentimental Christmas episode this week with a rendition of "The Island of Misfit Toys" (how appropriate). And now the entire cast of NBC's Community looks like they stepped off of Hermie's assembly line in Santa's workshop.
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As you may have heard, this week's episode of Community, "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas," is done completely in stop-motion animation, the style immortalized in those enduring Rankin/Bass Christmas-TV chestnuts...
Now that the season of giving is upon us, our friends at the TV Guide Network have made a list of holiday humor and checked it twice. Here's a sneak peek at some of the goodies television has left under the tree over the years. (Catch the full special on Sunday, December 5 at 8/7c)
10. Married...With Children "It's a Bundyful Life" (December 17, 1989)
A despondent Al is counseled by the scariest angel ever (late comic Sam Kinison) in a roasting of the Jimmy Stewart flick.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Shelley Long
Modern Family will be celebrating baby Lily's birthday in early 2011, and guess who will be crashing the festivities? ...
Is Kelsey Grammer resurrecting Frasier Crane?
Contrary to a series of tweets on the actor's Twitter page that suggested a Frasier reunion and spin-off, Grammer's rep, Stan Rosenfield, tells TVGuide.com that no such project — or any project involving Dr. Frasier Crane, the famous small-screen psychiatrist — is in the works. ...
It's called The Middle. It could be called The Forgotten.
"Do I feel like it's forgotten? Yeah, I kind of feel that way," star Neil Flynn tells TVGuide.com. "But that's OK. I feel like it's such a difficult task to get on the air and ...
Chuck: The Complete 1st Season courtesy Warner Home Video
New releases announced today, May 12:Cheers - Season 10 will be coming out September 2 Chuck - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out September 16 College Hill - Season 5: Atlanta will be coming out August 19 Everybody Hates Chris - The 3rd Season will be coming out August 26 Ghost Whisperer - The 3rd Season will be coming out September 2 Las Vegas - Season 5 will be coming out July 22 NCIS - The Complete 5th Season will be coming out August 26 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Ted Danson as Becker courtesy CBS
New releases announced today, January 8:Becker - The 1st Season will be coming out April 1Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 29 Cheers - Season 9 will be coming out April 29 Laverne & Shirley - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 22Martin - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out April 1Matlock - The 1st Season will be coming out April 8Perry Mason - 50th Anniversary Edition will be coming out April 8Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Volume 3: The Years of Change will be coming out April 29Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.