TVLine Items: Ab Fab Is Back, Badass New SOA Promo, Sheen's Roasters Revealed, and More

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are back — and we’ll drink to that!

BBC America and Logo are reviving the cult comedy Absolutely Fabulous for three new specials, it was announced Monday. Ab Fab creator Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will reprise their aforementioned roles as the boozy broad and her gal pal. So, how happy does this news make you, sweetie darlings?

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• A new Sons of Anarchy promo has hit the web, and if you had any hesitations about tuning in for the FX drama’s fourth season premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 6, this should sway you in the right direction. Added bonus: It’s filled with lots of Danny Trejo badassness.

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• The first wave of Charlie Sheen’s Comedy Central Roast-roasters has been revealed, and the brave men taking part in the festivities are Mike Tyson, Jackass‘ Steve-O, TMZ’s Harvey Levin, and comedians Jeffrey Ross and Anthony Jeselnik.

Glee executive music producer Adam Anders and Rita Rocks creators Stan Zimmerman and James Berg are developing a half-hour musical comedy for ABC Family, Deadline reports. Titled Maid In Miami (not to be confused with Jennifer Lopez’s flop flick Maid In Manhattan), the show hopes to have actress/recording artist Christina Milian star as a young housekeeper with aspirations of becoming a singer.

• TBS has ordered a multi-cam comedy pilot from the mind of Franklin & Bash star Breckin Meyer, per Deadline. The project, titled Men at Work, is said to explore “the bromance, sexcapades and office adventures of four buddies who work at a magazine.”

• More presenters for the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards have been announced, and once again there is no shortage of TV starpower: Walton Goggins and Graham Yost (Justified), Chris Colfer and Brad Falchuk (Glee), Rebecca Romijn and Paul Scheer (NTSF:SD:SUV); H. Jon Benjamin and Adam Reed (Archer), and Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reubens (The Pee-Wee Herman Show). The awards will air Sept. 17 on ReelzChannel.

Mythbusters returns to Discovery Channel with new fall episodes on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 9/8c.

• Disney Channel has renewed its family comedy, Good Luck Charlie, for a third season, set to bow in early 2012.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?



Comments (18)

  • OMG, I can not wait for SOA. That show is the best thing on TV and ends way to quickly. 1 week from tmw if not soon enough for me.

    Comment by Raechel – August 29, 2011 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll second that!! I’ll be buying season three on DVD tomorrow and it will only slightly mollify me until next week!

      Comment by alr – August 29, 2011 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Maid in Manhattan – Jennifer Lopez is not flop.

    Number 1 at the box office with a budget of $55 million
    Box office total $154,906,693

    Box office

    The film earned $18,711,407 domestically in its opening weekend, the film was #1 at the box office playing in 2,838 theaters. The film grossed a total of $94,011,225 domestically and $60,895,468 internationally.

    People write any drivel now without checking out the facts.

    Comment by LP23 – August 29, 2011 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I rememeber the horrid reviews it got, so maybe they meant a CRITICAL flop. By the way, good to know what J-Lo’s manager’s screen name is here :-P

      Comment by Danyelle – August 29, 2011 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • lol. that was funny. but i understand the need to vindicate JLO. Her movies get a bad rap all the time in these media venues and fans (or perhaps just fair minded people) feel the need to set the record straight I’m by no means a fan of JLo (i think her best work was probably in Selena! lol), but come on. Her films could be a lot worse. (well, there was that thing called The Cell that my friend made me watch in the theater. sigh. i wish i had that five bucks back…) But at least she wasn’t in Battlefield Earth!

        Comment by jj – August 29, 2011 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I really enjoyed the Cell. Very interesting. I also think J.Lo’s movies get a bad wrap because they are not that bad… unless George Clooney or Ben Affleck are in them.

          Comment by ErixN – August 29, 2011 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh man, I’m so psyched! Great promo, can’t wait for next week!!!

    Comment by Patty – August 29, 2011 12:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes i love Ab Fab, welcome back Patsy and Edina !!
    As for the Charlie Sheen (i like him, yeah still and always) roast i am looking forward to watch, moreover he is really good sport to accept Levin given how TMZ literally stalked him and bashed him..Well good for you the Masheen.

    Comment by Louise Michel – August 29, 2011 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YAY YAY YAY for AbFab!! This show made many friends hate me for calling them sweeties for years! Love the show, Love Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley- two of modern comedy’s greats. And i’m so glad that Roseanne’s american version of this show never got off the ground. I think the last season of Roseanne proved that the tone would never have worked here- this country was way too puritanical at the time (especially on network) and sometimes British humour doesn’t translate. I love BBC America and just wish I could get it on demand since i have yet to be able to afford a DVR.

      Comment by jj – August 29, 2011 03:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • There was also a pilot that was filmed for Fox, starring Kathryn Hahn as Eddie and Kristen Johnston as Patsy.

        I’m so glad they’re doing more episodes, I hope they’re great, Sweetie, darling, darling sweetie!

        Comment by dan – August 29, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • where is Lisa Lampinelli for Sheen’s roast?? not really liking the rest of the roasters.

    Comment by rebecca a. – August 29, 2011 02:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey moron, how do you call yourself a news reporter? You joked that Jennifer Lopez’s film “Maid in Manhattan” was a flop. Um, it earned $94 million in the US ($154 million globally). That is nowhere near a flop. Do your research before you make a half-assed joke.

    Comment by Jason – August 29, 2011 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wow, you are a really harsh person. Take a breathe next time and don’t type angry. Megan is a sweetie darling, and probably has enough good taste to know Maid in Manhattan sucked donkey b-lls.

      Comment by Amber – August 29, 2011 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sorry about the “moron” label.. I just get really annoyed when journalists don’t have their facts straight (especially when they’re readily available).

    Comment by Jason – August 29, 2011 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE ABFAB!!!!

    Comment by Bobby – August 29, 2011 09:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • AbFab is brilliant!! Thanks for reporting on British stuff too <3

    Comment by lipsticksocialism – August 29, 2011 11:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There needs to be some women on Sheen’s roast. And actual female comics, not exes.

    Comment by Nadine – August 30, 2011 07:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wait, isn’t that EXACTLY like Franklin and Bash, but without the lawyer element? You know the half of the show which makes it fantastic? You take that out, you still need to find a cast as brilliant, and leads with such chemistry. That show won’t get past a pilot. (Wait for 2022 where the show is a worldwide hit)

    Comment by mo – August 30, 2011 05:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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