Fox Remaking Absolutely Fabulous

abfab_l.jpgI'm starting to feel like I can copy and paste an article about remakes (particularly British gone American) and just plug in the appropriate titles and networks.  Anyhow, with that said....

Yes, Fox is working on recreating Absolutely Fabulous, the British comedy hit about Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders),  two drug and alcohol abusing women just trying to make it through the day.  Also, Edina's daughter who was the reasonable one of the bunch.

Apparently this isn't the first time someone attempted to Americanize the show.  Roseanne Barr tried to but it never made it on the small screen.  This time Saturday Night Live writer Christine Zander will be taking over. 

My question is, is this really necessary?  The show was kind of a hit here already, why remake it?  And how is this going to be much different from the new show coming up, Kath & Kim (also a Brit turned American remake)? 


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It seems we have no ideas left. The sad part is, it almost always turns out to be a mistake. I guess there are exceptions (The Office, All in the Family) but aren't most of them horrible flops?


I think Kath & Kim is from an Aussie series, but no matter. From what I've read, it's an awful mess as remade. I expect the same sort of mess from AmericanAbFab.

Yeah, I would much rather see them just bring back the original AbFab if anything at all. Drunken grandmas maybe?

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