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Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco to play lesbian couple

May 8, 2009. Penny Marshal attends the 16th annual Race to Erase MS, in Los Angeles.Reuters

Penny Marshall and Lorraine Bracco have signed on for Fox's "Mulaney" TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Based on the life of John Mulaney, who will also write and star in the comedy, "Mulaney" follows an aspiring comedian coming of age under the influence of his boss (Martin Short), his roommates and his neighbors.

As first reported by TVLine.com  Marshall ("Laverne & Shirley") and Bracco ("The Sopranos") will play a lesbian couple who are friends with Mulaney's neighbor, Oscar (Elliot Gould). Marshall most recently guest-starred on Nickelodeon's "Sam & Cat." Bracco recurs on  "Rizzoli & Isles"as Rizzoli's mom.

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