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Fox Released The Trailer For "The Cool Kids:" A Show About Friends Making A Mess Of Their Golden Years

Have you ever wanted to see Will & Grace’s Beverly get his own tv show? Well, this is as close as your gonna get.

Fox has released the trailer for a new series about the cool kids at a retirement center.

The Cool Kids sees three friends mourning the death of one of their own. Hank (played by David Alan Grier) is the leader of the crew and wants to have a big party to honor their recently deceased friend.

Meanwhile, Charlie (played by Martin Mull) goes along with it fine, but is often mumbling about some hard-to-believe past adventure from earlier in his life. Then Sid (played by Will & Grace’s Leslie Jordan) is the naysayer of the group who still goes along with the chaos anyway.

But what happens when the three boys are suddenly approached by Margaret (played by Vicki Lawrence), a brash women who suddenly wants to join in on their adventures? Well, the group of cool kids gets a new member of the group to enjoy the rest of their lives together.

Fox’s Cool Kids is set to premiere on tv screens this coming Fall on Friday nights. Will you be watching?

"Project Runway" Is Returning To Bravo In Season 17

After 11 seasons on Lifetime, Project Runway is moving back to Bravo for upcoming season 17. NBC Universal made the announcement Monday at its upfront in New York City. “Project Runway is coming back where it all started; it’s coming home on Bravo,” said the network’s Andy Cohen.

The fashion design competition, hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, was a smash hit from the get-go at Bravo, where its first five seasons aired from 2004-2008. In a shocking move that prompted a string of lawsuits, The Weinstein Co. struck a deal to move it to Lifetime without giving Bravo a chance to match Lifetime’s offer.

This is just the latest installment of the fallout in the wake of The Weinstein Co.’s downfall after co-founder Harvey Weinstein was exposed as a serial sexual predator last year via Pulitzer Prize-winning stories in The New York Times. A+E Television Networks, the parent company of Lifetime, terminated its deal with TWC on Jan. 10, ending their commitment to air any further seasons of the show.

Project Runway was created by Eli Holzman. In 2008, it won a Peabody Award "for using the 'television reality contest' genre to engage, inform, enlighten and entertain.” All seasons thus far were filmed in NYC, with the exception of season 6, filmed in Los Angeles.

The program has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys; Klum and Tim Gunn won for Outstanding Reality Competition Host in 2013. The popularity of Project Runway has also spawned spinoffs like Under the Gunn and Project Runway: Junior, and several international iterations all over the globe.

 

The Writers of "The Golden Girls" And "Gilmore Girls" Are Writing A Show About Gay Senior Citizens

Two men who worked on shows like “The Golden Girls” and “Gilmore Girls” are turning their attention to elderly LGBTQ people.

Variety has shared more info concerning tv writers and producers Stan Zimmerman and James Berg and their upcoming project about gay senior citizens.

Apparently, the series, titled “Silver Foxes,” is a work in progress and is currently set up to be a half-hour, single-camera series.

The series will follow:

“Two older gay men and one twink (their buddy’s young lover) that rescue a friend who’s been forced-back-in-the-closet at his homophobic assisted living facility. After they bring him back to their mid-century Palm Springs house, the foursome creates a fabulous family of friends.”

While no names are officially attached to the show yet, the two writers hosted a table read of the pilot last year at Zimmerman’s home. Actors George Takei, Leslie Jordan, Bruce Vilanch, Todd Sherry, Melissa Peterman, Daniele Gaither, and Cheri Oteri all acted for the reading.

As we stated before, the two writers were inspired by the documentary “Before You Know It,” which focuses on the struggles of LGBTQ elderly. From that film, Zimmerman learned that retirement homes and assisted living facilities often push LGBTQ elders back into the closet (like with the one woman from Illinois who’s suing her assisted living home after she was slapped because of her sexual orientation).

Again, the series is a work in progress, but production company Super Deluxe, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting, will develop the series for a cable network or a streaming platform.

h/t: Variety