Fat Actress

2005, TV Show


ABC Nearing Deal to Pick Up Kirstie Alley Comedy Pilot

Kirstie Alley

In what would be her first network series since 2000, ABC is close to picking up a new comedy pilot starring Kirstie Alley, Deadline reports.

The Manzanis, a multi-camera comedy, is described as a new take on Roseanne and would star Alley, 60, as an opinionated wife and mother who... read more

Kirstie Alley’s Dancing Fall Was No Big Deal

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kirstie Alley

The biggest TV story of the day? The brief tumble Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy took on last night's Dancing with the Stars. Maks appeared on Good Morning America Tuesday, as a loop of the stumble played on screen, to explain himself (it boiled down to a charley horse and, "Oops!").

Everyone loves a good fall, but this one wasn't spectacular...
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Kirstie Alley: Dancing Queen

Kirstie Alley

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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Dancing With the Stars Season 12 Cast Revealed!

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."

Check out photos of the Dancing With the Stars Season 12 contestants

She'll be going toe-to-toe with one of the most popular boxers of all time... read more

After Jenny, Kirstie Alley Signs on with Team Oprah

Kirstie Alley by Mark Sullivan/WireImage.com

Former Fat Actress Kirstie Alley has inked a development deal with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions. The actress, who recently left her role as spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, is discussing various TV projects with Oprah's company, including a possible talk show, says Variety.Alley has appeared on Oprah's talk show several times over the years, including her famous disrobing after her weight loss, in which she strutted her stuff in a bikini. She says she hopes to create "something totally fresh" from the development relationship. Alley added, "I'm very open with what I've been through in my own personal life, and nothing — I mean nothing — is off-limits for me to talk about."In addition to her TV plans, Alley also recently said she may be developing her own weight-loss program, promising to make a "fat America" fit.The deal with Harpo isn't Alley's first step toward a possible talk show. The actress reportedly had inked a deal with another company in the past, but it never s... read more


King of Queens' Carrie (Leah Remini) has landed her most high-profile real-estate client yet: Kirstie Alley. As reported in today's fresh Ask Ausiello, the former Fat Actress — playing what's left of herself — will hire Carrie to help her find a loft in Soho. The episode is slated to air in January. Also in today's AA: Scoop on Veronica Mars, Lost, Surface, Joey, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Prison Break, House, Battlestar Galactica, ER, Las Vegas and much, much more! read more

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Answer: Sounds like a good opportunity to unload this King of Queens exclusive: Kirstie Alley will play herself in an episode of Queens to air in early '06. According to my Eye spy, the former Fat Actress hires Realtor Carrie (fellow Scientologist Leah Remini) to help her find a loft in Soho.

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That's what Kirstie Alley tells People magazine there is of Showtime renewing her comedy Fat Actress now that she's dropped 50 lbs. "I think [the network execs] have great concerns about me not being fat," she told the periodical. With all due apologies to those of you who may be eating breakfast, I think the suits may have been more concerned that the show left an aftertaste as bad as a plate of day-old French fries. read more

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Premiered: March 07, 2005, on Showtime
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Premise: Zaftig Kirstie Alley (as herself) tries to mount a TV comeback in this broad self-parody. She also cocreated and co-executive produces the series.



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