'Absolutely Fabulous' revived for trio of new specials

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Absolutely Fabulous, the outrageous British sitcom about two boozy and bawdy gals, is coming back for three new American television specials on BBC America and Logo. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will reprise their roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, 20 years after they originally debuted on British television. “We hope that, like a good bottle of champagne we have grown better with age but lost none of our sparkle,” said Saunders, in a statement. “Viewers in the U.S. have been very kind to the show over the years and we are very happy to return on not one but two U.S. channels at once, BBC America and Logo. We fully intend to party like it’s 1991.”

“All of the originals who are back together again are still truly absolutely fabulous and we hope that the new adventures of Edina, Patsy, Saffy, Bubble and Mother, plus a few surprising guests, will entertain both our tried and trusted U.S. fans as well as gain us some new friends,” said executive producer Jon Plowman.

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  • Bobby’s Robot

    Cheers! Thanks a lot!

  • Christopher

    J’adore!

  • Stacie

    Sweetie darling this is good news!

  • Jen

    Awesome!

  • Jeff from Jersey; yes New Jersey

    Welcome back, ladies. Your presence has been sorely missed.

  • Andy

    Am I the only one annoyed when a story says, “New episodes are coming…” but then doesn’t say WHEN? Even if there isn’t a schedule, you’d think EW could at least say, “The BBC is still trying to decide when to air the new episodes.” At least ACKNOWLEDGE that the information is missing. Otherwise it looks like shoddy writing.

    • Sam S.

      One is supposed to be a Christmas special, so that might help to narrow the window for you a bit.

  • Kris

    I don’t know that I have words to describe how excited I am about this!!!

  • JLC

    Don’t know whether these will be any good, but if nothing else they should forever kill off those rumors of an American version that pops up from time to time. We can only hope they’re as non-PC as ever.

  • Mincha

    Marvelous!

  • Dee Jones

    I love this show! Edina, Patsy, Bubbles, Saffy, Mother are the best. I hope all return. I only wish they would put it back on air in America.

    • BamaPhilip

      It is on quite regularly on Logo.

  • nykolus

    AWESOMESAUCE!!!

  • Lorie

    This is totally awesome news!!!

  • wierdalexj

    SCORE!!!!!!!!! AB FAB IS BACK!!!

    I missed Edina and Patsy so much!!!

  • denise

    I’ve loved Jennifer Saunders since “French & Saunders.” I’ve always been a Britcom Fan. Keep it coming “Sweetie Darling.”

  • Lawrence Barber Ph.D.

    Oh, someone channel a color! I haven’t dressed yet this morning! Best news ever!!!!! Happy birthday, Eddie!
    Larry in Dallas

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