While strutting pregnant and proud on the red carpet is now chic--a la brand-new mommy Debra Messing--TV stars have it tougher on the set. Here's how shows handle it when she's showing:
Swaddled in blankets or big coats early in the season, the Will & Grace star was ordered to take bed rest by the finale taping and literally had to phone her performance in
With Remini due in June, there's no purse too capacious for The King of Queens' Carrie--and no explanation for Doug's hot wife's getting hefty. Can't this UPS guy get a delivery?
HOLLY MARIE COMBS
Charmed's producers didn't play tricks when the actress who portrays witch Piper got pregnant. Combs' baby is due this month, and Piper has a little Wiccan on the way
COURTENEY COX ARQUETTE
Friends' Monica plans to adopt, but Cox Arquette is due this summer. Her tiny tummy has been easier to keep under wraps than the show's much awaited finale