Kirstie Alley‘s legendary bikini-wearing appearance on Oprah Winfrey‘s show won’t be the last we’ll see of their collaboration. The former Cheers star and Jenny Craig spokeswoman has been signed to Harpo Productions — Oprah’s production company — in a TV development deal which could include a syndicated daily talk show.
“I’m very open with what I’ve been through in my own personal life, and nothing — I mean nothing — is off-limits for me to talk about. Nothing shocks me. I’m a great listener. I’m a good comedian. And I won’t lie — I live a beautiful life. So I hope to bring those elements together to offer something totally fresh for the television audience,” said Alley.
Tim Bennet, president of Harpo Productions, is a fan of Alley’s breezy outlook. “Kirstie is a tremendous talent who is incredibly relatable and a true fan favorite, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Harpo. Audiences love her and it’s easy to see why: She is always at ease. We are looking forward to working together to bring viewers everywhere her distinctive voice and comedic flair.”