People, May 27, 1996


So, there's this sitcom that requires a lot of physical comedy and is going to get the most coveted time slot on TV, between Seinfeld and ER. Who could be the star? The answer is BROOKE SHIELDS. Really. While the choice of Suddenly Susan, her first foray into series television, may surprise some, Shields sees it as part of personal growth. "Comedy's very liberating," she says. "It allows you to be less self-conscious and less pristine." The show, about a newly single woman who edits romance novels, debuts in the fall. Shields, of course, is engaged...

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