Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kirstie Alley has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of SCREAM QUEENS, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.
Premiering next Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT), on FOX, Season Two of SCREAM QUEENS graduates from the college campus and into a hospital, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. At the C.U.R.E. Institute, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Alley will play a brilliant and devious administrator.
As previously announced, Golden Globe Award nominee Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Glen Powell and Niecy Nash are set to reprise their Season One characters. Joining the Season Two cast are John Stamos, Taylor Lautner and James Earl.
Kirstie Alley has emerged as one of the great actresses of her generation, proving time and again that she is capable of great depth and range, as well as possessing a comedic timing second to none. Her work in television has earned her two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and two People’s Choice Awards.
Alley most recently was seen in Will Arnett and Mitch Hurwitz’s comedy, “Flaked,” and the cable comedy series “Kirstie,” for which she served as both star and executive producer. In 2005, Alley co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed cable comedy “Fat Actress.” She also played the title character in the network comedy “Veronica’s Closet” and served as executive producer for the series. In 1994, Alley showcased her dramatic range starring in the made-for-television movie “David’s Mother.” In 1987, she joined the cast of the long-running hit comedy “Cheers,” as the neurotic “Rebecca Howe.”
Alley made her feature film debut in the 1982 movie “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan,” in which she played the beautiful Vulcan officer “Lieutenant Saavik.” In 1999, she starred in the beauty pageant mock-umentary “Drop Dead Gorgeous.” In 1997, she starred in Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry” and also starred alongside longtime friend John Travolta in the hit film “Look Who’s Talking.” The successful film spawned two more movies in which Alley starred: “Look Who’s Talking Too” and “Look Who’s Talking Now.”
SCREAM QUEENS was this past season’s No. 1 new comedy among Adults 18-34 and the No. 1 new series in social media. Across platforms, SCREAM QUEENS averages a +186% gain versus its Live + Same Day delivery (8.0 vs. 2.8 million) – the biggest multi-platform percentage gain versus Live + Same Day ever for a FOX program over the comparable period.
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