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Lorraine Bracco and Penny Marshall: New couple set for TV love land

In the world of love and marriage we have come to see multiple variations. While we often see love couples who are males on television, as in the successful "Modern Family," a new show to be hitting audiences according to UPI “will feature lesbians on new sitcom” as reported on Feb. 1, 2014. Also Fox News on Feb. 1, 2014 noted: Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco to play lesbian couple. Bracco, who is best known for her role as the psychiatrist in “The Sopranos,” in her personal life is an advocate for mental health. Penny Marshall is from the unforgettable “Laverne and Shirley” and she has openly talked of her struggle with cancer.

Lorraine Bracco at Awards ceremony in 2013.
Photo by Stephen Lovekin

As WebProNews reported Couple In New Show:

The show is called Mulaney, and is based on the life of John Mulaney, who will also write and star in the show. Mulaney is a former writer for SNL, and the more well-known SNL writer, Lorne Michaels, is also attached to the project as an executive producer.

Mental health advocate

Bracco has long been a vocal advocate for erasing the stigma of mental health. She has been a draw to help raise money for such institutions as Butler Hospital in Providence, RI, a private mental health facility. Her autobiography is "On the Couch" and received acclaim from reviewers. This from the Providence Journal: Actress Bracco: 'The vortex had a hold on me' / Photo.

A successful director

After “Lavern and Shirley” Marshall, who is now 70, went on to become a successful director. She, too, has spoken openly about her own struggles as Fox News reported: Penny Marshall talks cancer, abortion, reconciling with 'Laverne and Shirley’ Co-star.

A new season of new love is upon us.

Copyright 2014 Rita Esposito