Classic Corner: Picture it ... Miami, 1985
For more than three decades, the ladies of Miami have entertained a multitude of audiences and continue to find new life as they are introduced to new generations.
Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia (Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur, Betty White and Estelle Getty) were four very different roommates from opposing backgrounds in the highly successful 1985-1992 series, but all characters faced some very real life situations, always with comedic moments along the way. Sure, the friends may have had their disagreements but let’s face it — cheesecake always fixes everything.
After the show’s seven season run, viewers could still enjoy some of their favorite ladies in spinoff series. “Empty Nest” (1988-1995), starred Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff and Kristy McNichol, who did frequent crossover appearances with the “Golden” ladies who lived next door. In 1992, “The Golden Palace” debuted featuring White, Getty and McClanahan starring alongside Cheech Marin and Don Cheadle but unfortunately that program only ran one season before being canceled.
“The Golden Girls” can be seen Sunday, Nov 15 on TV Land and Monday, Nov. 16 through Wednesday, Nov. 18 on CMT.