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Why is the gay Golden Girls ‘reboot’ being rejected by all the networks?

Why is the gay Golden Girls ‘reboot’ being rejected by all the networks?
Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White in "Golden Girls" Photo: screenshot

Golden Girls writer Stan Zimmerman talked to Fox News about the “reboot” of the classic show and shared some stunning news. The pilot isn’t being considered by any network.

While the show isn’t technically a reboot of the classic sitcom, Zimmerman says it was “inspired” by the show. This time around Silver Foxes would feature four older gay men living together in Palm Springs.

“Unfortunately, we cannot get one network executive to read it,” Zimmerman said. “Or even a producer to pass it to them. We have found ageism and homophobia alive and well in Hollywood. Hopefully a groundswell of support from the viewing public will get an outlet like Hulu or Amazon to make it.”

A private reading of the first script (written by Zimmerman and fellow Golden Girls alumni James Berg) had some heavy hitters taking a look. George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, and Todd Sherry played the four major roles while Daniele Gaither and former Saturday Night Live cast member Cheri Oteri stepped in as “the power lesbian couple” neighbors.

Zimmerman also included a one-line cameo for Betty White, the only surviving star from the original Golden Girls. “Our fingers are crossed,” he said.

Ours too.

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