Comedy phenomenon Absolutely Fabulous returns to BBC America and Logo with all-new specials in 2012 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of series

Date: 13.12.2011     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.06
Category: BBC Worldwide
Comedy sensations Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their celebrated roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone in three all-new specials of Absolutely Fabulous to premiere on BBC America and Logo starting in January.

Twenty years after Eddy, Patsy, Saffron, Bubble and Mother first staggered on to screens, Absolutely Fabulous is back. In the first of three new episodes written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, with Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield, there's an awful lot of catching up to do. The first of the Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Specials premieres Sunday, January 8, 10:00pm ET/PT on BBC America and Logo. Further details about the two subsequent specials will be announced at a later date.

Twenty years ago the world was introduced to Edina (aka Eddy), Patsy (aka Pats) and Saffron (aka Saffy). It has never been quite the same. Eddy PR'd things. She was into every new fad and fashion imaginable and was often to be found at the bottom of a champagne glass, actually more likely a bottle. Not much has changed. Her best friend Patsy worked in magazines and lived the high life. She still does. Eddy’s daughter Saffy was hard-working, all but ignored by her mother and hated by Patsy. Eddy’s mother was and is, well, her mother.

In the first of three episodes, there’s a homecoming for one of them who’s been ‘away’ for quite some time. She arrives at the Edina Monsoon’s household with a new - slightly scary - best friend. Her presence could be either a blessing or a disaster, raising questions of identity that could even involve a certain person owning up to her real age... if she can remember it. Warning: A Royal Wedding is re-enacted by Bubble.

Ahead of the anniversary special, nurse that New Year hangover with Britain’s most fabulous authorities on drinking in this all-day marathon of Absolutely Fabulous. The marathon features every episode, every hilarious moment and everything fabulous. Absolutely Fabulous airs Sunday, January 1, 7:20am to Monday, January 2, 6:00am ET/PT on BBC America.

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