After `Dancing,' no more reality TV for Alley

By SANDY COHEN | May 25, 2011 | 6:32 AM EDT

In this photo combination of file images released by ABC, actress Kirstie Alley and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy perform on the celebrity dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars," in Los Angeles, on March 28, 2011, at left, and May 16, 2011, at right. Alley has been losing weight week-after-week during the competition, and when she performs on the season finale, she'll do it in a much smaller dress than the one she wore on the season premiere. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After coming in second on "Dancing With the Stars," Kirstie Alley says she's done with reality TV.

The 60-year-old actress said Tuesday that her time on "Dancing" has motivated her to return to acting with new focus and determination.

She said learning to dance on the hit show "re-inspired me with all the things that I've had great success with already and sort of got complacent about."

Alley plans to take on a movie role next month. She's also looking for a new TV series and is considering Broadway.

She confessed she was sad she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy didn't win "Dancing." Characterizing herself as "not the average cupcake," she said her partner deserved kudos for making the oldest and heaviest contestant this season into a championship dancer.