Fox's "Minister" has faith in Alley

Kirstie Alley gestures while speaking at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, April 30, 2005. Alley will play a rebel-turned-preacher in Fox's comedy pilot "The Minister of Divine." REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Emmy winner Kirstie Alley will play a rebel-turned-preacher in Fox’s comedy pilot “The Minister of Divine.”

Based on the British series “The Vicar of Dibley,” the show centers on a woman, known for her rebellious younger days, who returns to her small hometown to be a minister.

Alley, whose TV credits include “Cheers” and “Veronica’s Closet,” most recently starred in and executive produced the Showtime series “Fat Actress.”

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