Sunday TV picks: 'Absolutely Fabulous' special
TV picks for Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, include "Absolutely Fabulous — 20th Anniversary Special," "The Simpsons" and "The Firm."
Tonight in Prime Time
'Absolutely Fabulous — 20th Anniversary Special'
Sweetie darling, has it really been two decades since this nutso/politically incorrect gang appeared on our TV screens? Apparently so. Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as the wonderfully soused duo of Edina and Patsy, best mates and clueless mavens of the modern world. The rest of the gang is back as well. Here's hoping for more hysterical high jinks from Eddy's one-of-a-kind personal assistant, Bubble (Jane Horrocks). 10 p.m. Sunday on BBC America (seattletimes.com/tvlistings).
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Also on Sunday
"The Simpsons," 8 p.m. (Fox): After a video of Homer ranting goes viral, he gets his own political talk show; Homer endorses rocker Ted Nugent for the Republican presidential nominee.
"Once Upon a Time," 8 p.m. (ABC): Emma runs for public office, leading Regina and Mr. Gold to indulge in dirty politics; Rumpelstiltskin searches for a power source to help his son avoid war.
"The Firm," 9 p.m. (NBC): The premiere of the new series that continues the story from the novel by John Grisham. Starring Josh Lucas.
"The Good Wife," 9 p.m. (CBS): A couple whose divorce was handled by Lockhart/Gardner accuses the firm of influencing them for financial gain.
"Holmes Inspection," 9 p.m. (HGTV): A woman and her son search for a smaller home.
"Tom Papa: Live in New York City," 10 p.m. (Comedy Central): Tom Papa discusses his life and kids; worst roommates.
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