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‘Fat' Comes Fast

15 Mar, 2005 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Kirstie Alley of 'Fat Actress'

“Unprecedented demand” for Kirstie Alley's comedy reality series “Fat Actress” has prompted Showtime Entertainment to rush-release a two-DVD set of the show's first season, company executives say.

The $34.99 package streets May 24 (prebook April 26), just a month after the seven-episode series ends its broadcast run. The announcement of the DVD release came just a week after the show's March 7 TV debut.

Showtime's Tony Lynn, SVP of program distribution, noted that “Fat Actress” will arrive on DVD six months earlier than is typical for a Showtime TV DVD release. He said that “due to high demand, we have restructured our business plan for ‘Fat Actress' by giving its fans what they want.”

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