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Exclusive: Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco to Play Lesbian Couple in Fox Comedy Mulaney

unnamed-2It’s Laverne and… Lorraine!

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco are set to play a lesbian couple in Fox’s forthcoming comedy Mulaney, TVLine has learned exclusively.

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The multi-camera comedy from Saturday Night Live scribe John Mulaney and SNL bossman Lorne Michaels follows an aspiring comedian (Mulaney) living under the influence of his boss (played by Martin Short, another SNL alum), roommates (including Saturday Night Live‘s Nasim Pedradand neighbor (Ray Donovan‘s Elliott Gould).

Marshall and Bracco will guest star in Episode 2 as Tutti and Vaughn, close friends of Mulaney’s neighbor Oscar (Gould).

Mulaney is slated to premiere later this year.

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29 Comments
  1. Will says:

    wait wait wait.. Nasim Pedrad.. so is she leaving SNL???

    • eddie says:

      good, she should leave. shes extremely talented and underused, i wish her all the best .

      • S. says:

        Lorne Michaels is exec producing. I bet he recommended her for it. When he really likes you (Fey, Meyers, Fallon, Mulaney, he helps set you up elsewhere. Speaks well of Nasim. Good for her.

    • Jake says:

      She’s pulling double duty for the first bTch of episodes. If it’s renewed she will leave SNL.

  2. Tricia says:

    I’m excited for this show, John Mulaney is hilarious.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Everything in this article sounds cool.

  4. J.Norman says:

    What is it with Hollywood deciding that just about every show must have at least one gay or a gay couple?
    No really, what is it?

    Does Hollywood feel that 30-40% of the population is gay? You would certainly think so.

    They seem insistent on doing this despite the fact that almost every show with a predominantly gay theme has failed in they past 2 seasons.

    • Kevin in CT says:

      Here, here!!

    • Brooke says:

      Do tell, what is a “predominately gay theme”? Disco balls and Cher?

      Do you refer to shows about heterosexual couples as having a “heterosexual theme”?

    • Jennifer says:

      What is the percentage of the population that has gay friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors? Perhaps Hollywood feels that a universe which doesn’t have at least one gay character (i.e. 0%) is neither inclusive nor realistic. It makes me terribly sad that for some people, one guest stint on one episode that may remotely represent their life experiences is still considered news. Can you imagine?

    • Shutupmeg says:

      How come every time a gay couple comes onto a tv show, some MORON like j Norman has to whine about it. Yeah idiot, heterosexuals make up 95% of the media. So SHUT UP.

    • Alex says:

      FACTS
      1. Most shows don’t have any major gay characters who appear on a regular basis.
      2, The percentage of gay characters on TV is WAY below 30-40%,
      3. Most shows of ANY nature fail. Well over half of all new broadcast network series don’t make it to a second season, no matter what they’re about.
      4. You’re a homophobe.

  5. kajar says:

    Um… they’re guest stars in one episode.

  6. andy j says:

    I think it would be better to have Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams play Laverne and Shirley as a lesbian couple. That would be beyond awesome.

  7. Heathers says:

    J. Norman, you are right. Gays are less than 5% of the population, yet you’d think they were 80% with every show having a gay person or couple lately. The Disney channel now has a show with a lesbian couple!

  8. diya says:

    Doesn’t lorraine bracco also star in “rizzoli and isles” as Angie Harmon’s (rizzoli) mother. Will she be quitting that show.

  9. liz says:

    for a minute there I got excited thinking this show was actually ABOUT an older-than-40 lesbian couple. That would be a show I’d watch.

  10. Heathers says:

    Wow I see that certain posts were “re-ordered” in this thread! How convenient for the <5% of the population to straight bash. What happened to the gay channels Bravo and Logo? Not enough?

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