John Goodman won't be sexing up his role as a gay dad
Plus, the latest from the stars of ''Everybody Loves Raymond,'' ''The King of Queens,'' and ''Will & Grace''
Will and Grace and… Butch? In his new Fox sitcom, ”Normal, Ohio” (premieres Wed. Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m.), ”Roseanne” star John Goodman plays a gay dad — nicknamed Uncle Butch — who returns to his hometown four years after coming out of the closet to make amends with the adult son he left behind. Even though Goodman has no problem playing gay, don’t look for him to get his groove on with any of his male costars. EW.com has Goodman’s take on TV love scenes, plus the latest quotes from TV Land’s finest just in time for the new fall season.
? ”Yeah, I’m sure there’s going to be a lot of ‘man on man boning’ on prime time.” — ”Normal, Ohio”’s JOHN GOODMAN, when asked if he’s ready to do same sex love scenes on his new Fox sitcom
? ”What are we up against? ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ I think we’ll probably eclipse that.” — ”City of Angels”’ KYLE SECOR, jokingly analyzing the competition
? ”You get a citation in the mail, $20 a pop. So tune in.” — ”Will & Grace”’s MEGAN MULLALLY explains that the ”Must See” part of NBC’s Thursday night lineup isn’t a suggestion; it’s an order.
? ”I got pretty conservative, really right wing — I’m kinda embarrassed to say it. Now, because of globalization and campaign finance, I’m all for the little guy.” — ”Family Law”’s TONY DANZA, charting his political evolution
? ”We liked the idea of Bonnie Hunt playing my sister, but she passed on it. So that didn’t work out as well as we thought.” — ”The King of Queens” KEVIN JAMES, discussing a recurring role that eventually went to Ricki Lake
? ”It means that if the show gets canceled, I keep all the monogrammed towels.” — ”Gilmore Girls”’ LAUREN GRAHAM, on sharing the same initials as her character Lorelei Gilmore on the new WB drama
? ”I’m not going to comment on Steven Seagal, but Kid Rock is one of the most down to earth, well mannered, genuinely nice people you could meet.” — ”Jack and Jill”’s JAIME PRESSLY, about her costars in the upcoming films ”Ticker” and ”Joe Dirt,” respectively
? ”It’s like a country run by teenagers. No matter who you go to — you ask for a towel, for a cab — they just roll their eyes and walk away. — ”Everybody Loves Raymond”’s BRAD GARRETT, about filming the CBS sitcom’s season premiere on location in Italy
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