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Matt Bomer, Nathan Lane to Star in Golden Girls-Like Sitcom

It’s not “The Golden Girls,” but get ready for a new, even gayer roommate sitcom.

I can exclusive report that Matt Bomer and Nathan Lane are set to star in “Mid-Century Modern,” a multi-cam series for Hulu executive produced by Ryan Murphy and created by “Will & Grace’s” Max Muchnick and David Cohan.

Sources reveal that Bomer will take on the ditzy Rose-like character, played by Betty White in the original with Lane taking on the Dorothy (Bea Arthur) of the bunch. Linda Lavin will play Lane’s mother, a la the original Sophia.

The new series will be set in gay mecca Palm Springs. James Burrows is directing the pilot.

Bomer’s recent credits include “Fellow Travelers” and “Maestro.” He frequently works with Murphy, who directed him to a Golden Globe win for his work in the AIDS drama “The Normal Heart.” Lane, a veteran of television, film and Broadway who has won three Tony Awards, has been getting plenty of screen time on “The Gilded Age” and “Only Murders in the Building.” He became an A24 darling with starring roles in “Beau Is Afraid” and “Dicks: The Musical.” Tony-winning Lavin is best known for her starring turn in the sitcom “Alice.”

“The Golden Girls” starred Arthur, White, McClanahan and Getty as four older women  living together in Miami. It ran on NBC for seven seasons before ending in 1992. It earned eight Emmys, including two for outstanding comedy series. It has long been a favorite in the LGBTQ community for its gay sensibility. In fact, the original pilot featured a gay male roommate in the house.

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