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[03/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Redecorating, Regression Therapy, and Repurcussions in the All New Absolutely Fabulous Special Exclusively on Oxygen

[via press release from Oxygen]

REDECORATING, REGRESSION THERAPY, AND REPURCUSSIONS IN THE ALL NEW ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS SPECIAL EXCLUSIVELY ON OXYGEN

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The Latest Ab Fab Special Premieres on Friday, April 1 At 10:00 p.m.* and Guest Stars Nathan Lane, Laurie Metcalf, Miranda Richardson and Terence Conran

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2005 -- As usual, the world is turned upside-down in the Monsoon household for those loveably clueless Ab Fab ladies and their families in the latest Absolutely Fabulous special, premiering exclusively in the U.S. on Oxygen, Friday April 1 at 10:00 p.m. In this installment, Saffron goes off to Africa to marry the father of her daughter Jane, or Lola, as Grandma Edina has taken to calling her and comes back with a bombshell about her new husband. In her absence, Edina has a redecorating crisis and uses regression therapy to glean inspiration for her new kitchen - a move that might just be the final straw for her long-suffering daughter.

The Absolutely Fabulous special, entitled �White Box,� guest stars Miranda Richardson as Edina�s fresh-out-of-the-mental-institution decorator Bettina, whose inspiration for the kitchen�s new design is the Holocaust. Nathan Lane guest stars as Kunz, Edina�s regular German minimalist decorator who sends her to regression therapy for design inspiration, and Roseanne�s Laurie Metcalf as Crystalline, Edina�s celebrity regression therapist. Renowned home designer Terence Conran guest stars as himself.

�White Box� is Executive Produced by Jon Plowman and is a Saunders & French Production for the BBC in association with Oxygen.

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network that puts a fresh spin on television for women. Oxygen airs a diverse array of original series including the spontaneous, unscripted, daily Oprah After the Show, the hidden camera prank show, Girls Behaving Badly, and the live call-in show, Talk Sex with Sue Johanson. Oxygen is also the home base for Ellen DeGeneres with the acquisition of her hit talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show and sitcom Ellen. Oxygen airs more original programming and delivers the youngest audience of all the women's networks. Founded in 1998, the network is independently owned and now available in more than 54 million cable households. Oxygen Media also owns and operates.

BBC Worldwide Americas (BBCWA)

BBC Worldwide Americas (BBCWA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of BBC Worldwide, the commercial consumer arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Sales Company, a joint venture of BBCWA and Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) licenses, co-produces and distributes television programs in the United States and Canada on behalf of the BBC and DCI.





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