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HBO has announced that it will be re-airing Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking in honor of the beloved author/actress who recently passed away at 60 years old.
Deadline reports that the 2010 feature-length adaptation of Fisher’s stage production is set to air at 9 pm New Year’s Day. Wishful Drinking combined Fisher’s autobiographical one-woman stage performance with archival footage and interviews with family and friends. The special, produced and directed by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey, was nominated for the Outstanding Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Emmy that year.
Geffen Playhouse confirmed earlier this week that Fisher had been working on a follow up to Wishful Drinking. Along with re-airing the special HBO has scheduled its documentary Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, which had its world premiere at Cannes back in May, to air sometime early next year. The documentary should serve as a fitting tribute to Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds, who passed away a day later at the age of 84.
Fisher had plenty going on before she suddenly passed, both in TV and in film. She had returned for a few episodes of Family Guy to reprise her role as Peter’s boss Angela and had played Rob Delaney’s mother on Amazon’s hit comedy series Catastrophe.