It's true sweetie dahling, 'AbFab' is coming back
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!

soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. glulpfelicita

    must look at this coach bag tote , just clicks away coach bags 2010 for promotion code

    February 7, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. peteburns

    I can't wait...I know Jennifer.... she says shes writing now

    April 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Raven

    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.

    April 22, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ABK

    I think I just peed a little.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. MsGWW

    they have been playing reruns since last weekend.. I think either on Logo or BBC

    April 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. A

    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!

    April 22, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. heycarrieann

    Break out the Bolly and hand me my LaCroix sweetie!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. Glenn Wallace

    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!

    April 22, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. LaF1


    April 22, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. NickRhodes

    Love Saunders Love Lumley Love ABFAB!!
    cheers sweeties!

    April 22, 2011 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. MichaelEdits

    Excellent! More than that, it's fabulous. Absolutely.

    April 22, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  12. Shawn

    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!

    April 22, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. A

    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!!!!!!

    April 22, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  14. Emily

    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!!

    April 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mdmooser

    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!

    April 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Will

    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

    April 21, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  17. AbsFlab

    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.

    April 21, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tone

      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......

      April 22, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • andrew

      In real life they are only 52 and 64 now. Mother is 85 and daughter is 42.

      April 22, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  18. WORDeff


    April 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Julzzzz

    Time to break out the champers, sweetiedahling!!

    April 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Johnjon

    so much for the box set I have!

    April 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Roxie

    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..

    April 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Cher

    Now here's something to Absolutely Smile About 🙂 Glad they are back. What a great cast and show.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Rich

    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 show. So funny.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. abby1

    Yeah! I love that show. This absolutely fabulous news.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  25. GB

    Great news. I loved that show back in the day.

    April 21, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ron

    I'd love to see this show come back. One of my favorites as well.

    April 21, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. lac

    i was some of the re-runs this week, i hope they do come back.

    April 21, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  28. LBW

    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.

    April 21, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  29. smitty

    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!

    April 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jillejo

      I love this show too! Bring it on ladies!

      April 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susanne

      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" "

      April 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |

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