Actress Kirstie Alley is keen for TV producers to reboot the hit `80s sitcom Cheers.
Alley walked down memory lane when she reunited with two of her Cheers castmates for a Jenny Craig commercial.
The star teamed up with John Ratzenberger and George Wendt for the ad in which she reprises her role as a bartender and serves up drinks to the two former Cheers regulars, as she shows off her 20 kilo weight loss in a setting made to look exactly like the old bar from the critically acclaimed series.
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Alley, who became a spokesperson for the diet firm for the second time in 2014, admits she had her reservations about pulling off the ad, but she couldn’t believe her eyes when she stepped onto the lookalike set for the shoot and had a blast with Ratzenberger and Wendt.
“It was amazing,” she told US breakfast show Today. “When we walked on that set, it was like a cross between The Twilight Zone and we were in a time machine! To see those guys sitting there, just as funny as ever … it was like we were right back in it.”
The get-together was so much fun, Alley is keen to bring Cheers back to the small screen, especially as so many other old shows are being revived for new audiences.
“I thought, ‘Why don’t we just do this again?’ It would be fun!”
Cheers, which also starred Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer, and Rhea Perlman, aired from 1982 to 1993.
It was set in a bar named Cheers in Boston where a group of locals meet to drink, relax and socialise.
Alley played bar manager Rebecca Howe, a strong independent woman who is always unlucky in love.
We’d be happy to have the show return just so we could hear one of our all time fave TV show themes every week!