The Golden Girls is easily one of the greatest sitcoms in the history of television. (This is not up for debate.) So frankly, it’s bizarre that producers haven’t tried to rip it off at least once a mid-season replacement. Now, the core concept is being spun into a potentially promising new production from writing and producing team Stan Zimmerman and James Berg, who worked on the original series as well as Roseanne, and Gilmore Girls.
Variety reports Silver Foxes will focus on four gay men living together in a mid-century Palm Springs house. The half-hour, single-camera series begins with two long-time friends, one’s twink lover, and a friend who’d been forced back into the closet in a homophobic retirement community. Once the other three spring him from his Shady Pines situation, he probably thanks them for being a friend, then presumably they eat cheesecake between misadventures.
The concept was inspired by the documentary, Gen Silent, which revealed the unique challenges LGBTQA+ retirees face. You can get a sense of it from the trailer below:
Silver Foxes doesn’t have stars attached yet. But it’s worth noting that a 2017 table read of the pilot involved George Takei, Will & Grace’s Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry, Melissa Peterman, Daniele Gaither, and Cheri Oteri.
The series is currently in development. But let’s start dream casting. In comments, sound off who you’d like to see play a gay spin on Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia.