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Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Why The Show “Silver Foxes” Would Be Great For Television

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

TV On Demand
Why The Show “Silver Foxes” Would Be Great For Television
By Dana Hanson-Firestone
August 11, 2017

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A new show has been created but it is struggling to get noticed by Hollywood. “Silver Foxes is a sitcom that is patterned after the long running and beloved “Golden Girls.” It is a reboot of the show and the rumor is that George Takei is set to star in it. The creators of the show are disappointed because their work is not getting the attention that they had hoped for. So far, nobody has picked the series up. Here is a little more about the show and the reasons why it would be great for television. Read More

From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Boston Globe
From ‘Golden Girls’ to ‘Silver Foxes’?
By Michael Andor Brodeur
AUGUST 08, 2017

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Do not adjust your hearing aids: That persistent buzz is just the chatter surrounding “Silver Foxes” — the gently ballyhooed “gay reboot of ‘The Golden Girls’” that isn’t actually a gay reboot of “The Golden Girls” but sort of is.

The brainchild (or grandparent?) of screenwriter Stan Zimmerman (who, back in the day, penned some fine “Golden Girls” episodes himself), “Silver Foxes” is certainly “inspired by” by the original “Girls, and will tell the tangling tales of four older gay men living (and likely grousing) together in Palm Springs — that is, if it gets picked up before the idea is shipped off to Shady Pines. Read More

Interview: Stan Zimmerman: “Silver Foxes”

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

HuffPost
Interview: Stan Zimmerman: “Silver Foxes”
Eileen Shapiro, Contributor
07/26/2017 08:19 am ET

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Ingeniously hysterically funny and sensitive television and film writer, Stan Zimmerman is hoping to present a new television comedy series entitled: “Silver Foxes”. Somewhat along the lines of the iconic “Golden Girls” sitcom, which he wrote and produced in 1985, “Silver Foxes” is a heartfelt scenario involving four older gay men living together in their later years and their dealings with the next chapter of life. Slated for a reading and possible portrayal of the characters are: George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, and Todd Sherry of “Parks and Recreation.” Zimmerman and partner James Berg were responsible for writings of “The Golden Girls”, “Roseanne”, “Gilmore Girls”, and the film “A Very Brady Sequel”, as well as many others. They are currently pitching the new pilot “Silver Foxes” to various networks and trying to overcome some of the challenges regarding the show and the new frontier in television that it offers. Read More

Gay, male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot delayed by ‘ageism,’ ‘homophobia’ in Hollywood

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Washington Blade
Gay, male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot delayed by ‘ageism,’ ‘homophobia’ in Hollywood
July 31, 2017 at 8:28 am PDT | by Mariah Cooper

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The gay, male reboot of “Golden Girls” has hit a roadblock.

“Golden Girls” writers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg had announced they were pitching a pilot for a show titled “Silver Foxes,” a comedy series about four, older gay men living together.

George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch and Todd Sherry had already done a table read as the core four. Daniele Gaither and Cheri Oteri also read for the lesbian neighbors. Zimmerman told Fox News a Betty White guest appearance was also planned.

However, Zimmerman says homophobia has kept the show from being developed. Read More

‘Golden Girls’ writer addresses reboot rumors

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Fox News Entertainment
‘Golden Girls’ writer addresses reboot rumors
By Stephanie Nolasco Published July 28, 2017 Fox News

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“Golden Girls” writer Stan Zimmerman confirmed to Fox News that a new series inspired by the classic sitcom is in the works featuring four older gay men living together.

The Golden Girls,” which stared Rue McClanahan, Betty White, Bea Arthur, and Estelle Getty, aired from 1985 until 1992. Throughout its run, it racked up 68 Emmy nominations and 11 wins. Read More

‘Gay Golden Girls’ TV Show Struggles Against Ageism, Not Homophobia

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

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‘Gay Golden Girls’ TV Show Struggles Against Ageism, Not Homophobia
Written by Drew Mackie on July 4, 2017

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What if The Golden Girls returned to television, but with gay men?

That’s a question that might seem redundant to the series’ gay fans, who have long related to Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. But now two of the show’s writers, Stan Zimmerman and James Berg, want to make that connection more literal with a revamp of sorts. Should it be realized on the small screen, Silver Foxeswould generate laughs and late-in-life lessons from four older gay men living together. Read More