April 21st, 2011
02:28 PM ET
It's true sweetie dahling, 'AbFab' is coming back
This news is "Absolutely Fabulous!"
According to The Daily Mail, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are set to reprise their roles in the hit British comedy "Absolutely Fabulous."
The show enjoyed a cult following when it ran intermittently from 1992 to 2005.Developed by Saunders, the series followed the exploits of public relations firm owner Edina Monsoon (played by Saunders) and her boozy buddy, Patsy Stone (played by Lumley).
"Jen wrote to me and said, 'Let's talk through it. What do you think?'" Lumley told the paper. "And I said, 'Bring it on.' Because we're all still here. Mother's still alive, the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha [and] Jane Horrocks [are] all still alive and available ... and I think we just have to do it."
Lumley told Hello magazine that she is set to start filming three episodes of "AbFab" starting in August.
We'll toast with some bubbly to that!
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I can't wait...I know Jennifer.... she says shes writing now
It's about time! I have missed this show so much. My daughter says I remind her of Eddy. I'll take that as a compliment.
I think I just peed a little.
they have been playing reruns since last weekend.. I think either on Logo or BBC
yay!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so flipping excited! I cannot wait for this to come out. 🙂 I've been a fan since the beginning. Jennifer is just brilliant!
Break out the Bolly and hand me my LaCroix sweetie!
oh, sweetie – dahhhling... dahhhhling – sweeetie... (tumble, tumble)~~~!!! THANK GOD for the canonization of St. Edina's talent and St. Patsy's ...uh... ability to drink like a fish!
Love Saunders Love Lumley Love ABFAB!!
Excellent! More than that, it's fabulous. Absolutely.
This is the BEST news EVER!! This show was so funny and so ahead of its time. I can't wait to see the stuff. This just made my week!
YES!!!!! WOOO-HOOO!!!!! America could NEVER replicate a comedy like AbFab, and AbFab ANNIHILATES most American sitcoms on the air today, in my opinion. GREAT NEWS!!!!!!
YES!!! I am sooo excited about this! I was just thinking the other day that I wished they would do an AbFab royal wedding episode. I'm giddy!!
I'll never forget the police stopping her (Patsy) in her jag or whatever, opening her door and all of these champagne bottles falling out, she stands up with her cigarette in her hand and instantly she collapses on the ground in front of the officer. Modern day female / Buster Keaton reincarnation. Can't wait, bring it, please, soooooooooooon!
BEST NEWS EVER! Did anyone notice that everyone's name starts with a J? Not that it matters, but it was just something I noticed LOL
Aren't they a bit old now? The first episode of the first season started with Edina waking up and realizing she has turned 40. The humour was about getting a little bit older but still being "in the game". How does that work when you have just turned 60? Other than "Golden Girls" there are not many successfull book, movies or TV series about old people. No one cares. I bet it is an AbFlop.
You silly, silly ass. You've got a lot to learn. When you are 60+. I hope you are miserable, just because your compassion sucks......
In real life they are only 52 and 64 now. Mother is 85 and daughter is 42.
YAY YIPEEE HOORAY GROOVY AWESOME TOTALLY COOL AND EVERYBODY'S STILL ALIVE TOO!
Time to break out the champers, sweetiedahling!!
so much for the box set I have!
Haha me too!
OH YES.. a FABulous gift from the Brits!! THANK YOU!!! THIS SHOW IS AWESOME and very much missed! Love you Pats & Eddy! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!! Fond regards, darlings..
Now here's something to Absolutely Smile About 🙂 Glad they are back. What a great cast and show.
They "resurrected" it once before about two years after the show ended. It was a complete flop. No I dea why it only ran for such a short time....best show. So funny.
Yeah! I love that show. This absolutely fabulous news.
Great news. I loved that show back in the day.
I'd love to see this show come back. One of my favorites as well.
i was some of the re-runs this week, i hope they do come back.
That is great news. They are funny and they have no shame about anything. They drink it, they smoke it, they kicked it's butt.
OMG...someone pinch me.....this is the BEST NEWS – BEST SHOW ever to come from over the POND...Love these ladies, love this show....yes, by all means....BRING IT ON!
I love this show too! Bring it on ladies!
I would continue to have cable just for Ab Fab and CNN. It is a shame so many cast members are gone from "Are You Being Served" Also LOVE "Keeping Up Appearances" and "Allo' Allo" "