Absolutely Fabulous - Fox Bringing Original Cast to America


Stop the '08 election and step aside Simon Cowell... According to Variety, Fox is bringing sexy back: Absolutely Fabulous is coming to America, anew! Hello Edina and Patsy; hello fashion-forward fag hags; hello psychedelic drugs, kinky sex, and rolicking rock 'n roll.

What's most excellent is that both stellar actors from the original Ab Fab -- Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley -- apparently are set to reprise their roles here, debuting 2009. Equally on target is that Jennifer (Eddy) Saunders will executive produce the new, U.S. version of Ab Fab along with Christine Zander of "Saturday Night Live" and Ian Moffet of the BBC.

Several American television series have tried to imitate Absolutely Fabulous, a BBC TV series with a huge and intense cult following. And as one of them, I've enjoyed each short-lived stab at it. But, as they say: Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby. So grab your bong, drop a 'lude and get the party started, Fox.

This almost makes me less disgusted with the politics over at Fox.

I repeat: almost, sweetie dahling!

~ Absolutely Fabulous [BBC]

~ Absolutely Fabulous [Wiki]

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DomestiKook said...

Saunders and Lumley? Seriously? Maybe it won't blow quite as bad as I thought it would when I first heard about it!

Viqi French said...

Hi Domestikook,
The impression the Variety article gives is that Saunders & Lumley will reprise their roles, with Saunders serving as an exec producer and photos of "Patsy" splashed across the article. So we'll see if it's really our girls back on-camera.

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