Fat Actress

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  • TV-MA
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (1,069)

Fat Actress was a comedy series that made its debut on Showtime in 2005. The show starred Kirstie Alley, who also served as executive producer. It ran for one season only, with a total of seven episodes. The premise of the show centers around Kirstie Alley playing a fictionalized version of herself. The twist is that the Kirstie on the show is struggling to get work after gaining a significant amount of weight. The show is a satirical take on the entertainment industry and how it handles weight issues.

The show starts with Kirstie Alley looking to revive her acting career after taking a break from Hollywood to focus on her weight. She is optimistic about getting back into the industry, but her agent and manager aren't as confident. They try to convince Kirstie that her weight is a serious issue for casting directors and producers.

Kirstie isn't having any of it though, and she decides to launch her own comeback project. The problem is that she can't find a role that suits her, so she ends up creating her own show. The premise of the show would be centered around a fat actress, played by Kirstie Alley, who is trying to get back into the industry after taking a break to deal with her weight issues.

The show is supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek look at Hollywood's obsession with weight and appearance. Kirstie is not afraid to poke fun at herself and her weight, which is refreshing to see. She is joined on the show by a cast of characters who are all struggling with their own issues.

One of the standout characters is Eddie Falcone, played by Bryan Callen. Eddie is a struggling actor who ends up being cast as Kirstie's love interest on the show. He is a bit of a sleaze and constantly hits on Kirstie, despite her clearly not being interested.

Another character is Kevyn Shecket, played by Rashida Jones. Kevyn is Kirstie's assistant, and she is responsible for keeping Kirstie organized and on schedule. Kevyn is ambitious and wants to break into the industry herself, but she struggles with her own insecurities.

The show is also filled with celebrity cameos, which add to the overall charm of the series. Stars like John Travolta, Jeff Zucker, and Carmen Electra all make appearances on the show.

Perhaps the most notable aspect of the show is how Kirstie Alley handles the weight issue. She doesn't shy away from it, and in fact, she embraces it. She is open and honest about the struggles she has had with her weight, and she shows that you can be confident and successful at any size.

Overall, Fat Actress is a fun and lighthearted series that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is an enjoyable look at Hollywood's obsession with weight and appearance, and Kirstie Alley shines as the show's lead. While the show was short-lived, it remains a cult classic to this day.

Fat Actress is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on March 7, 2005.

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Hold This
7. Hold This
April 18, 2005
Kirstie discovers that she's low on cash, so she heads to NBC hoping to score another deal. Jeff Zucker, Rhea Perlman.
Cry Baby McGuire
6. Cry Baby McGuire
April 11, 2005
Merv Griffin sets Kirstie up with his wealthy friend, a man with tons of money, and a truckload of emotional baggage.
Crack For Good
5. Crack For Good
April 4, 2005
When Kirstie's drug-addict brother (Christopher McDonald) suggests a new diet measure, smoking crack, her dysfunctional parents intervene.
The Koi Effect
4. The Koi Effect
March 28, 2005
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.
Holy Lesbo Batman
3. Holy Lesbo Batman
March 21, 2005
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.
Charlie's Angels
2. Charlie's Angels
March 14, 2005
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.
Big Butts
1. Big Butts
March 7, 2005
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.
Where to Watch Fat Actress
Fat Actress is available for streaming on the Showtime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Fat Actress on demand at Showtime, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Showtime Anytime.
  • Premiere Date
    March 7, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (1,069)