In 1995, there was this show called “High Society” that starred Jean Smart and Mary McDonnell as a couple of rich Manhattan socialites. I was excited for this crap because it was unofficially called the American “Absolutely Fabulous.” There was nothing fabulous about it. It was like AbFab on life support. Awful. Obviously, the dumb fucks in Hollywood didn’t learn from “High Society’s” failure, because they are planning another American version of AbFab. Aim for the wastebasket when you barf.
Variety reports that Fox is putting together a redo of the show about two drunk 40-something bitches. Jennifer Saunders will executive produce. The American version will transplant Edie, Patsy and company from London to Los Angeles. And no, Saunders and Lumley will not be reprising their roles.
Okay, I’m not going to completely bust a diarrhea bomb on this idea, because Jennifer Saunders is involved. However, I just don’t see how this shit can work on FOX. They won’t be allowed to chain smoke or drug it up all night. So what’s the point? You know they are going to cast Christine Baranski and Megan Mullally. Ugh.