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    Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:57:16

    Ab Fab Remake Gets Greenlight - Fox to produce pilot, sweetie

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    Fox has greenlit the pilot for a remake of the cheeky and satirical British TV series Absolutely Fabulous, which ran on the BBC from 1992 through 1996 and again from 2001 through 2005. The "Brit com" became a cult fave on American cable for several years, too. Jennifer Saunders, who played fashion publicity hound Edina Monsoon in addition to writing and producing the original, will serve as an executive producer on the Americanized version.

    The remake will follow in the footsteps of the original series, only it will be set in Los Angeles. The original featured Edina, her best friend, fashion editor Patsy, their battles with Edina's stick-in-the-mud daughter Saffron, and frequent use of the term of endearment "sweetie." The redo's plot is expected to revolve around the boozy, best friend antics which made the original so popular. There have been several attempts to remake the series for American audiences, but none have ever advanced as far as the pilot phase.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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