Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old ... See full summary »
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 Elinore 'Ellie' Walker (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Dott Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Dan O'Donahue ...
 Brendan Emerson (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Stephano (12 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Peter Thomas (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Alice Morgan (7 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Val Brumberg (6 episodes, 1995)
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Dot Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dot lets Val move in with her. Written by Jon Acello <JonAcello@AOL.COM>

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A comedy about two best friends who look like a million bucks... after taxes. See more »

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Dot: You know, mother, it's good to see that age hasn't slowed down your sarcasm, regardless of what it's done to your body.
Alice: If I were a vain woman, I'd resent you for that. Fortunately for me, I'm a spiteful one!
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The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Performed by Chaka Khan
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A nice try...

AbFab was successful in England. In fact, it was successful in America! Americans LOVE AbFab. So of course it made sense to try try try to make an American AbFab. AmFab, perhaps? But it just couldn't work. It could never work. Americans like to see themselves in a certain light. Sure, we drink. But the people we want to WATCH drinking are either funny southern/mountain folk, or angry violent urban youth... not middle-aged wealthy moms. Middle-aged wealthy moms have a pretty wide berth here, of course, but it just doesn't go that far. High Society may have offered less of everything we didn't want, but how could you really have anything resembling AbFab if you couldn't construct a situation where, say, Patsy wakes up in a garbage barge, and it's COMPLETELY RIGHT!?!


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