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Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman (The Manzanis, ABC)
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Kirstie Alley and
Rhea Perlman were set to headline ABC's Jersey-set fish-out-of-water comedy "The Manzanis." Alley was to play Angela Manzani, an Italian loudmouth who moves into a quiet neighborhood with her husband and three kids... and makes it a lot less quiet. And get this: Perlman would've played Angela's mother-in-law -- even though she's only three years older than Alley! Maybe that's why "The Manzanis" ended up sinking to the bottom of the river.