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2005 - Showtime and the commitment factor,
it with Showtime? They can’t seem to commit. Sounds a lot like me if you
listen to some of my ex girlfriends, but that is besides the point! I am
referring to Kirstie Alley’s show, “Fat Actress”. Is it coming back or
not? Earlier this summer according to every source I could track down on
the net the show was all but officially dead. Then today I was searching
the IMDB website and reading one of the forums about this show and
apparently the show is not dead. According to Showtime’s website the head
of the network and Kirstie have met and they are trying to figure out what
kind of direction to take the show in if there is another season. This at
least gives me hope, being a huge Kirstie Alley fan. I mean come on this
woman is an icon of the sitcom. I seriously think that the show has an
audience out there, the show just needs to find it. The guest stars were
great last season. Who else could drag in Kid Rock, John Travolta and
Blossom all in one season? Okay, okay I’ll refer to Blossom by her real
name from now on. Mayim Bialick. I guess only time will tell as to the
future of this show.
I also read in an article posted on another tv website stating that NBC
was still seeking sitcoms for mid-season. I’ll be honest with NBC and its
whole comedy drought factor. The network brought it on itself. Let’s
recall the countless sitcoms the network has either axed prematurely or
sent out in its last season in disgrace. “Just Shoot Me” comes to mind
first for me. First the show was yanked from the air in January only to
return for 3 episodes in April before it was yanked indefinitely from the
schedule. The show returned for a summer run with absolutely no publicity.
The network even left two episodes unaired. Was that anyway to treat a
long reigning sitcom that at one time anchored the Tuesday night line-up?
Veronica’s Closet and Suddenly Susan also come to mind when I am thinking
on this topic. At the up fronts of the year when these shows were
cancelled the networks west coast president actually mocked these shows
and heralded their cancellations. Was that anyway to treat two mega stars
such as Brooke Shields or Kirstie Alley? This showed much arrogance on the
networks part in my opinion. My how the mighty have fallen. Oh well.
Hopefully the new season will get started here in a few weeks so I will
stop whining about past events in this article so much.
Until next time
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