Showtime Bringing Fat Actress to MIPCOM


Showtime Networks Inc. will have some heavy company at MIPCOM 2004 in Cannes, France, Oct. 4-8.

The programmer will be shopping Fat Actress, a seven-episode, half-hour hybrid comedy-reality series created by Brenda Hampton and two-time Emmy Award-winner Kirstie Alley and starring Alley, with Tom Bull as supervising producer.

Alley plays a fictional version of herself -- “a successful TV and movie star whose weight gain has become the subject of every tabloid imaginable, as well as the bane of her existence as she tries to find work and true love in an unforgiving Hollywood,” Showtime said in a prepared statement.

Fat Actress is currently in production in Los Angeles, and it will premiere on Showtime March 6.