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HBO Sets Airing of Carrie Fisher’s One-Woman Show — Other Networks Also Lining Up Tributes to Fisher and Her Mom, Debbie Reynolds

Dec 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A number of television outlets have scheduled tributes to Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Carrie Fisher, after the deaths of both women this week.

HBO announced that it will re-air Fisher’s one-woman show, “Wishful Drinking,” on New Year’s Day at 9 p.m.

Deadline.com reports: “Debuting in 2010, the feature-length adaptation of Fisher’s hit autobiographical stage production tells the intoxicating tale of Fisher’s life, combining her raucous one-woman stage performance, interviews with family and friends and archival footage.”

The HBO special received two Primetime Emmy nominations in 2011, with Fisher sharing in the nomination for Outstading Variety, Music or Comedy Special along with HBO’s Sheila Nevins and producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato.

The documentary “Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds” is expected to premiere on HBO early in 2017, as we reported separately.

Logo has announced a new slate of programming for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 30-31, in tribute to Reynolds.

“Beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, the network will present a seven-hour ‘Will & Grace’ marathon, featuring episodes in which Reynolds appeared as the mother of Debra Messing’s Grace Adler character,” Deadline reports. “That block will be followed by an episode of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ in which Reynolds served as a guest judge, after which Logo will show a ‘Roseanne’ episode that featured Reynolds and was written by Fisher. Episodes of ‘Golden Girls’ will follow at 1:30-2:30 a.m. Saturday, including one featuring Reynolds. Logo will re-air the ‘Will & Grace’ block at 8 a.m. ET.”

Tributes to Fisher and Reynolds are also reportedly in the works on other networks.

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