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John Goodman's new role

John Goodman’s new role–The actor is slated to play a gay divorced dad in an upcoming sitcom

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If you thought that lesbian kiss on Roseanne was a big deal, get a load of John Goodman’s untitled Fox sitcom for next season: He’ll star as a suds-swilling, sports-loving gay divorced dad. Yep, we said gay. In this Odd Couple twist, another divorced dad (yet to be cast) who’s both a tidy fussbudget and straight will room with Goodman’s character. Fox has ordered 13 episodes from creator-producers Bonnie and Terry Turner (3rd Rock From the Sun). ”Sexual orientation is not going to be the focus of the show,” says Goodman’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield. Still, Will and Grace, watch your backs.