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BBC America Feeling Absolutely Fabulous

4/06/2006 10:29 AM Eastern

Absolutely Fabulous creator and star Jennifer Saunders will write and co-produce a seven-part comedy project for BBC America.

The as-yet-untitled project “is a sharp and affectionate comedy based on a women's club and stars the United Kingdom's most acclaimed comedy actresses including Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) and Dawn French (The Vicar of Dibley),” the network said in a release.

Also on BBC America’s docket for the 2006-07 season are: primetime drama Robin Hood, “a fresh take on the classic legend”; Jekyll, which writer Steven Moffat described as “somewhere between a modern horror story and The Odd Couple”; and Low Winter Sun, a “modern gothic tale of murder and corruption where the definitions of good and bad, cop and criminal are anything but straightforward.”