I dig Kirstie Alley. Going back to the early 1980s, I always noticed her when she was onscreen. I thought she was a major babe. Just like Lucille Ball, she was a babe who really sparkled as an actress when she was given comedy to do. The proof started weekly on Cheers. Since then, she's proven to be a Master of Reinvention. She was a Dancing with the Stars highlight. One night, a noted TV columnist friend invited me to a screening of a new 2005 Kirstie Alley sitcom for Showtime. It was called Fat Actress.
I'm really interested to see how Michael Richards navigates his way through the early part of this new sitcom. He'll play the Broadway star's limo driver. With those three stars and with TV Land being a major channel, there will probably be publicity and interview opportunities for entertainment press. How is he going to handle facing black and Latino members of the press? Will he be available for press? Will black and Latino members of the entertainment press want to interview him if he is available? I add Latinos because, on Seinfeld, his Kramer character stomped the flag of Puerto Rico after he accidentally set it on fire during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (Season 9, Episode 20)
I hope the TV Land sitcom is a big hit for Kirstie Alley. She makes me laugh. A lot.