First Look: 'Absolutely Fabulous' returns with Patsy and Edina -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS


Image Credit: BBC

Ab Fab is back, darlings! As EW reported back in August, the cult British series is returning early next year on BBC America and Logo with a trio of new specials. But you don’t have to wait that long to reunite with the boozy Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders): EW has the exclusive first look at how the fabulous duo are holding up in the new specials, which marks the first time they’ve reunited since the BBC America comedy Clatterford in 2006.

As you might imagine, despite a teensy-weensy bit of age, Patsy and Edina haven’t changed much at all, as the two exclusive photos we’ve nabbed are classic Ab Fab:

First, we have festooned shopping realness:

Followed by limo realness:


Image Credit: BBC

As always: fabulous, even 20 years after we first met Edina and Patsy.

Earlier this year, Logo acquired all five seasons of the camp series and began airing episodes (some of which you can catch on the cable network’s website!) on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

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  • IkilledJennySchecter

    I can’t wait!!!

    • Rowzdower

      I realize “French and Saunders” has never been as popular as AbFab but man oh man I sure wish they would do another F&S series or at least a 90-minute special now and again, OH! And a 2nd season of the BRILLIANT Let Them Eat Cake. Thankfully you can find all 6 episodes of it on YouTube.

      • Voodoo

        I love F&S. Watch all the series and specials a few years back. Wonderful! However, AbFab has been going on for too long now.

      • Voodoo


      • steve

        I love this show! Soooo Funny!!!

  • Stick it in Your BUTT!

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. This show was funny for a bit…like one or two seasons….but not something I’ve eve wanted to revisit. Or see a “reunion” of. Must be a se xual orientation thing.

    • Cris

      You’re right. It must be a sexual orientation thing, because I’m straight and I can’t wait for this!

      • dee

        It’s one of the greats. Straight guys can get the jokes too ya’ know.

    • JimmyD


    • Tessa

      F*** you, darling sweetie.

      • Mike

        Ha ha ha…you tell em. F*** you darling

    • The meaning of “terrifying”

      What exactly is a “sexual orientation thing?”

    • bfd

      You have to like sex in order to appreciate it

      • steve

        You have to have sex at least once in your life to talk about it. Most of the people here posting are under the age of 12 so

      • Riana

        This movie will be a huge hit in the US. HBO or YouTube will co-produce. It will run 95 mins., open to small on limited cnseers in mostly urban markets then do huge numbers On Demand/PPV, iTunes, Amazon.Expect lots of huge cameos done for scale. And a very lean production budget.Maybe the girls get hired to resurrect Mike Myers’ career. And maybe in doing so, they upset a plot for total world entertainment domination hatched by Rickey Gervais, and his puppet Lady Gaga.

    • EscapedConvent

      What a charming screen name you have, Sweetie Dahling.

      • Marielou

        a1mint on August 12, 2009 Hard to find tests that tests the CVT 4 cyl version.The 6 cyl alrnpeatpy is *quite* the pig on gas, and Mitsubishi is lying through their teeth with their pants on fire about fuel economy .

    • BooHoo

      “Stick it up yer butt” has already let us know their “sexual orientation”.

      But, yeah, whatever – I’m Straight and Can’t Wait!

    • Jaye’

      I’m GAY and am flipping goin crazy about this. Of course I was a teenager in the 90s so that might have a lot to do with it. Patz and Edz are Absolutely Fabulous darling sweetie, sweetie darling… thank u Jennifer Saunders (and Dawn French 1st 3 seasons) AWESOME SHOW

    • DJC2

      Some people should live up to their screen name, especially while holding a running chainsaw…. ANYWAY…

      Hate all you want, there are more people anxious to see these gals return than will ever look forward to sharing this earth with you. Plus you will probably never see 1/100th of the money or love these talented actors and writers get. OCCUPY AB FAB!!!

  • Theresa

    OMG! I’m delighted. So glad that Jennifer Saunders couldn’t keep her creative juices under wrap. Can’t wait to see what she has done with these great characters. Love her and Patsy Stone!

    • Acaseofgeo

      I don’t care how old they get I just hope they haven’t changed a bit. I’m excited!

    • Rio

      never really thohgut i could read such a very beautiful post today. thanks for sharing us a bit of your life. you really deserve more than the award. you’re blog really is simply AMAZING..

  • carolita

    I can’t WAIT sweetie dahling!

  • Lorie

    LOVE THEM!! I can’t wait.

    • Adams

      30inventionman on July 10, 2011 @wnpp60706 how do you figgure. Guy strtas working out because gym is closed, so that is what it has to do because it is a result. u idiot

  • Brian

    Oh Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau Stone, you are my hero!!!!

  • Mincha

    Break out the Bolly!

    • Stacie

      And the Stoli!

      • Roland

        Shall we finish off the Beluga or have smoked salmon with nibbly things?

  • Valley Girl

    Brilliant! Can’t wait!

  • Melissa

    I’m sooooo bloody excited! This has always been one of my favorite shows. Bring on the laughter! Yay!!!!

  • Izzy

    Niceee!!! I am so excited, loved this show before and cant wait to see the new episodes. I wonder if the daughter will also be making appearances?! I hope so!

    • Diane Skolnique

      That’s a good question. Will Saffy return and with her child?

      • caune

        Saffy will be back as will Jane Hograth (sp?) as Bubbles

      • Andrew

        They’re all coming back – Saffy, Bubbles (who is played by Jane Horrocks, not Hograth) and Mother! I’m interested to see what’s happened since the last epiosde a few years ago when Saffy kicked Eddy out of the house!!!

  • jared4ever

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!

  • Diane Skolnique

    HURRY, HURRY BACK!!!!! We love you girls and have missed you. I’m so excited that you’ve made new episodes.

  • Wicked Cats

    Absolutely LOVE this show.

  • Taylor

    From what I’ve read, they’re all returning…all the regulars. I can’t wait…I’m so glad Jennifer has recovered from breast cancer….Eddy lives on!!!

  • Susan Donohue

    FABULOUS sweetie! Can’t wait to see them!

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