'Ab Fab' Remake Gets Green Light at FOX
The network has handed out a pilot order for a remake of the classic Britcom, with series co-creator/star
"Ab Fab," the tale of two besotted best friends (Saunders and
Neither that project, nor any other remake, ever made it as far as filming a pilot, although the show did seem to be a pretty clear inspiration for series like "Cybill" and
The new version is being written by Christine Zander, whose credits include "3rd Rock from the Sun" and "Saturday Night Live." Zander will also exec produce, along with Saunders, Ian Moffitt, Mitch Hurwitz (
Elsewhere, ABC's "Happy Town" is a mystery set in a small community that has just experienced its first serious crime in years.
NBC's "Trauma," written by Dario Scardapane, is a drama that follows the men and women who treat medical emergencies in the field. It's the second medical pilot the network has picked up in recent days, following a drama about nurses called "Mercy."