“Ab Fab” Star Has New Show


English writer and comedienne Jennifer Saunders (pictured here), best known to American audiences from the classic 1990s series “Absolutely Fabulous,” has a new show about to premiere in Britain. Called “The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle,” the program stars Saunders as a television talk-show host. The fictional skein will tackle such hot topics as “I Want a Vagina — But I’m Addicted to Crack!” and “My Son Calls The Wrong Man Daddy!” No word yet whether “Vyle” will be aired in the United States. I am not sure how well this concept will play here, anyway. We’ve had a raft of series (“The Larry Sanders Show,” for example) that have spoofed the genre, and aren’t chat shows, from “Jerry Springer” to “Oprah,” their own best parodies anyway? For more on the Saunders project, click here.

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