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The comedian-turned-scriptwriter Bakarhythm specializes in surreal “what if” situations. In the new drama “Kamoshirenai Joyutachi” (“Maybe Actresses”; Fuji TV, Tues., 10 p.m.) he focuses on three famous Japanese actresses and places them in a parallel universe where they didn’t become famous.

In this parallel universe —accessed by walking into a special dressing room — Yoko Maki did not pass the audition that changed her life, and becomes a bar hostess who makes do with parts as an extra. Asami Mizukawa also lost out on an audition, but her actress friends became successful and she resents them. Yuko Takeuchi is scouted in Harajuku, but in the parallel universe she turns down the offer and instead takes a job as a magazine editor.

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