Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Lemurs, Scientology, P90X

Kirstie Alley's reality TV show, "Kirstie Alley's Big Life," premiered a couple of weeks ago on A&E (to very low ratings). It follows the zaftig actress around as she attempts "her second major attempt to drop pounds, this time with the help of a guy friend she recruits as a 'chubby buddy.'"

It's a benign half-hour show filled with fumbling assistants, botched workouts, quality time with her kids, True, 18, and Lillie, 16, and a lot of laughs at her own expense. Alley is usually the first to poke fun at her problems, evidenced best by “Fat Actress,” in which she lampooned herself first and Hollywood second. When she pushed for her Jenny Craig commercials to be "self-deprecating and hysterical" -- “They have chicken fettuccine. . . . FETTUCCINE!!!” she screamed in one ad -- instead of something more earnest, her partnership with the weight-loss business ended.
Alley -- a lemur-obsessed Scientologist -- just started her first round of P90X (with the personal assistance of Tony Horton), so I'm curious whether Tony'll make an appearance on "Kirstie Alley's Big Life."

But I'm not curious enough to actually watch the show. (You can, though -- on A&E's website.) My TiVo's already filled with crap I haven't gotten around to watching.