HBO will pay tribute to Carrie Fisher on New Year’s Day in the best way possible — through her own words.
The premium cable channel said Thursday it will re-air “Wishful Drinking” at 9 p.m. Sunday. The feature length film first aired in 2010 and garnered two Emmy nominations for its adaptation of Fisher’s hilarious, no-holds-barred one-woman stage show about her life — the ups (growing up Hollywood royalty, becoming an iconic figure for women and a fantasy figure for a generation of boys as a result of her role as Princess Leia in “Star Wars”) and the downs (the perils of celebrity, the pain of addiction).
“Wishful Drinking” also features archival footage of Fisher’s life and career and interviews with friends and family — including her mother, Debbie Reynolds, who died at age 84 Wednesday, one day after Fisher passed away at 60.
Meanwhile, Logo TV is ripping up its schedule Friday to air a marathon of programming starring Reynolds. Beginning at 5 p.m., the cable channel will show every episode of “Will and Grace” in which Reynolds played Grace’s (Debra Messing) mom, the lovably deluded, show tune-belting Bobbi Adler. At midnight, Logo will air the episode of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” where Reynolds was a judge. After that, at 1 p.m. Saturday, it’s the episode of “Roseanne” — written by Carrie Fisher — where Reynolds played Dan Conner’s (John Goodman) mother. That’ll be followed by a two-part “Golden Girls” episode in which the “Singing in the Rain” star appeared.
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