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Fat Actress 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2005)
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.
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Kirstie Alley ...  Kirstie Alley 7 episodes, 2005
Bryan Callen ...  Eddie Falcone 7 episodes, 2005
Rachael Harris ...  Kevyn Shecket 7 episodes, 2005
Kelly Preston ...  Quinn Taylor Scott 4 episodes, 2005
Mayim Bialik ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2005
Mark Curry ...  Max Cooper 2 episodes, 2005
Michael McDonald ...  Sam Rascal 2 episodes, 2005
Jeff Zucker ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2005
Tait Ruppert Tait Ruppert ...  Chuck Manson 2 episodes, 2005
Carmen Electra ...  Carmen Electra 1 episode, 2005
Merv Griffin ...  Himself 1 episode, 2005
Larry King ...  Larry King 1 episode, 2005
Melissa Gilbert ...  Melissa Gilbert 1 episode, 2005
Geoffrey Lewis ...  Robert - Kirstie's Father 1 episode, 2005
Kevin Nealon ...  Johnny Knightley 1 episode, 2005
Leah Remini ...  Herself 1 episode, 2005
Bill Smitrovich ...  John McGuire 2 episodes, 2005
Christopher McDonald ...  Jimmy - Kirstie's Brother 1 episode, 2005
Rhea Perlman ...  Herself 1 episode, 2005
Kevin Sasaki Kevin Sasaki ...  Singer 1 episode, 2005
Carl Banks ...  Police Officer #1 1 episode, 2005
Kid Rock ...  Kid Rock 2 episodes, 2005
Harvey J. Newmark Harvey J. Newmark ...  Party Musician #1 1 episode, 2005
Wallace Shawn ...  Dr. Sigmund von Oy 2 episodes, 2005
Connie Stevens ...  Jillian - Kirstie's Mother 2 episodes, 2005
John Travolta ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2005
Vene L. Arcoraci ...  Leah's Friend 1 episode, 2005
Jaime Aymerich ...  Little Jorge 1 episode, 2005
Mo Collins ...  Female Prison Guard 1 episode, 2005
Matt Gould Matt Gould ...  Interviewer 1 episode, 2005
Hiram Kasten ...  Agent 1 episode, 2005
Mark Z. Stevens Mark Z. Stevens ...  Party Musician #2 1 episode, 2005
Yvette Nicole Brown ...  Woman in Restaurant 1 episode, 2005
A.J. Buckley ...  McG's Stand'in 1 episode, 2005
Laura Dash Laura Dash ...  Little Person #1 2 episodes, 2005
Willie Gault ...  Police Officer #2 1 episode, 2005
Edward W. Vodicka Edward W. Vodicka ...  Party Musician #3 1 episode, 2005
John Colella ...  Waiter 1 episode, 2005
Danielle Franke ...  Leah's Friend #2 1 episode, 2005
Butch Klein ...  Actor 1 episode, 2005
Deren Tadlock ...  Cop #1 1 episode, 2005
Sandra Genovese Sandra Genovese ...  Paparazzi #1 1 episode, 2005
Joe Gieb ...  Angel 1 episode, 2005
Steve Maye Steve Maye ...  Cop #2 1 episode, 2005
Sam Pancake ...  Man in Car #2 1 episode, 2005
Bob Glouberman ...  Carmen's Friend 1 episode, 2005
Joseph S. Griffo ...  Little Person #2 2 episodes, 2005
Phil Morris ...  Man at Counter 1 episode, 2005
True Parker True Parker ...  Vincent 1 episode, 2005
David Guzman David Guzman ...  Little Person #3 2 episodes, 2005
Jackie Harris Jackie Harris ...  Canadian Angel 1 episode, 2005
Michael Wiseman ...  Stephen Wilcox 1 episode, 2005
Selene Luna Selene Luna ...  Little Person #4 2 episodes, 2005
Edie McClurg ...  Nosy Lady 1 episode, 2005
Stacey Woods Stacey Woods ...  Receptionist 1 episode, 2005
Jim Meskimen ...  Scottish Crewman 1 episode, 2005
Susan Rossitto Susan Rossitto ...  Little Person #5 2 episodes, 2005
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An actress (Alley, playing a version of herself) struggles to lose weight and revive her Hollywood career.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

6 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kirstie Alley är fat actress See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman previously worked together on the last six years of Cheers. See more »

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Referenced in Will & Grace: Whatever Happened to Baby Gin? (2006) See more »

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Fat Actress, Slim Entertainment
10 May 2005 | by shannon_oneilSee all my reviews

First of all, I think Kirstie Alley is charismatic, talented, and funny. I also love the premise, especially given Hollywood's hyper-shallowness and the unbelievable, dehumanizing scrutiny put upon high-profile people in America. That said, however, this show is probably doomed -- and if it hasn't already been canceled, I fear it will be soon.

Let's face it : how long can she really milk this idea? That's the first and fundamental problem I see. The second -- and equally important -- is the writing, which is uneven and hackneyed, at best. There have been a few great moments : Kirstie on the 'casting couch' with the handsome black network exec, who whacks her on the butt and croons hilariously about the "groceries" in her "trunk"; the jail scene where the lesbian guard wants to play slap and tickle with Kirstie, whose ex-boyfriend turns out to be gay; the whole Kid Rock thing was mildly amusing, as well. But when everything started slipping into midgets and toilet humor, I saw big FAT trouble looming on the horizon!

Lastly, Kirstie's accomplices, Bryan Callen and -- sorry, I can't remember the blonde's name -- seem like attractive, telegenic, capable performers but they're so befuddled in the bad writing that they end up looking very sad and superfluous. They're weak, annoying characters who add little to the overall entertainment value, and that's a shame because they could be such an asset if they had been granted a bit of depth, quirky individuality, and genuine humor.


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