Cheers! Harpo Signs Kirstie Alley

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Oprah Winfrey's production company, Harpo Productions, signed former Cheers star and Jenny Craig spokeswoman Kirstie Alley to a TV-development deal, possibly including a syndicated daily strip.

Besides the top-rated Oprah Winfrey Show, Harpo is behind ABC's latest reality show, Oprah's Big Give. Winfrey is partnering with Discovery to launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, a digital-cable channel.