A wide range of shows from "The X-Files" and "Twin Peaks" to "Full House" and "Gilmore Girls" are getting second leases on life thanks to the current trend of rebooting cult television series, and if one star had her way "Cheers" would be joining that list.
"I've always wanted to do a reunion show," Kirstie Alley told Wonderwall.com on Jan. 7 while promoting her latest ad campaign for Jenny Craig, which also served as a mini reunion between the 64-year-old actress and fellow "Cheers" alums John Ratzenberger and George Wendt.
According to Kirstie, who recently revealed that she's maintained a 50-pound weight loss over the past year, not much actual rebooting would be required for a hypothetical "Cheers" reboot.
"I don't want it to have any meaning or significance -- I just think it would be fun if we took up where we left off and all those years had passed," she told us. "You just know that those people are doing the exact same thing they were doing 20 years ago. They are all losers. They're good-hearted losers who can't really make life go right. So I wouldn't expect any great leaps and bounds in their lives."
Either way, you can count us in!
Until then, we'll have to settle for the mini reunion that took place in Kirstie's latest Jenny Craig campaign, which was shot on an exact replica of the iconic "Cheers" set.
"When we walked on the set, it was like 'The Twilight Zone,'" said Kirstie, who also revealed that she recently cut six inches off her own hair with kitchen scissors. "It was like we'd gone back in a time capsule. It looked identical. ... It was like we just stepped into 1992."
"[John and George] were on 'Cheers' for 11 years; I was on 'Cheers' for six years, and it was a golden period of our lives," she added. "I don't think any of us thought that this duplicate set was really going to look like it looked. It was shocking. … You very rarely get to revisit something that amazing that happened in your life -- and there we were!"
But Ratzenberger and Wendt aren't the only former co-stars whom Kirstie hopes to revisit.
"I really loved doing the 'Look Who's Talking' movies with John [Travolta]," she said. "I loved working with John. I'd like to do not a 'Look Who's Talking' movie with John but a great film with him. I think we were pretty great together, and I think it's time we did just an amazing story together. … I like that reuniting with different actors [trend]. It doesn't have to be the same topic. It's just fun to work with them."
Are you listening, Hollywood?!
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