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In this comedy series, Kirstie Alley plays a veteran actress who struggles to keep her career alive in a business that values actresses who are both younger and thinner than she is. The series aired for a single season in 2005 on Showtime.

Showtime
1 Season, 7 Episodes - Canceled
March 7, 2005
Comedy
6.2/10
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Fat Actress Full Episode Guide

  • Merv Griffin sets Kirstie up with his wealthy friend, a man with tons of money, and a truckload of emotional baggage.

  • When Kirstie's drug-addict brother (Christopher McDonald) suggests a new diet measure, smoking crack, her dysfunctional parents intervene.

  • Kirstie's latest diet plan suggests that to lose weight she must surround herself with small things. Leah Remini, Wallace Shawn and Mayim Bialik have cameos.

  • Kirstie's attempt to meet No Doubt lead singer Gwen Stefani lands her in jail, where she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend who has a surprise for her.

  • One of the rumors regarding Kirstie's weight gain is that she's having a kid, with Kid Rock (who appears as himself). Elsewhere, she's on a mission to land a role in 'Charlie's Angels III.' Carmen Electra and Melissa Gilbert have cameos.

  • Zaftig Kirstie Alley (as herself) an overweight performer trying to land a job back on television, attends a pitch meeting with a network honcho (Jeff Zucker, as himself). John Travolta has a cameo. Max: Mark Curry. Quinn: Kelly Preston.

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