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Disney+ Said To Have a ‘Golden Girls’ Remake in the Works Starring Amy Poehler & Tina Fey

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There’s been a lot of talk recently in the mainstream media about a reboot of the 1980s NBC Emmy Award winning sitcom Golden Girls, much to the delight of fans of all ages. Here’s everything we know about the potential for the remake from Disney+.

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Golden Girls’

In September 1985, a new sitcom debuted on the NBC network and was nearly an overnight sensation. Just four years after its debut, NBC began airing reruns of the sitcom on weekdays at 11:00 a.m., replacing the fan-favorite Wheel of Fortune, which had moved to the CBS network.

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The sitcom, which aired for seven seasons through 1992, focused on the lives and the unexpected friendships of four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida.

The original cast featured Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, each actress playing a member of the hilarious foursome–three widows and a divorcee.

Blanche Devereaux, played by Rue McClanahan, played the owner of the house and was joined by widow Rose Nylund, played by Betty White, and divorcee Dorothy Zbornak, played by Beatrice Arthur, after the women responded to a bulletin board ad they saw in a grocery store a year earlier.

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The three women were joined by Dorothy’s 80-year-old widowed mother, Sophia Petrillo, played by Estelle Getty, after her retirement home burned down in a fire.

A ‘Golden Girls’ Remake?

Recently, a poster teasing a reboot of the beloved sitcom has made the rounds on Facebook.

It has been so convincing–and the originalĀ Golden Girls sitcom was so popular–that many fans have accepted the poster as real and are awaiting the first episode of aĀ Golden Girls reboot, starring funny ladies Tina Fey as Dorothy, Amy Poehler as Sophia, Lisa Kudrow as Rose, and Maya Rudolph as Blanche.

The poster even suggests a streaming release for the new sitcom on Disney+ that would include ten episodes in total, far reduced from the sitcom’s usual 25 to 26 episodes per season from 1985 to 1992. The poster also teases a June 2024 release.

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Will a ‘Golden Girls’ Reboot Ever Happen?

Sadly, fans of the sitcom shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for a reboot of the classic show anytime soon. The poster originated on a Facebook page known for satirical posts, so it’s safe to say that neither Disney+ nor NBC’s streamer Peacock is the creative force behind the poster. Further, Disney has made no announcement about plans for a Golden Girls 2.0.

But such a reboot would be in keeping with the sitcom’s history of spinoff series.Ā The Golden Palace, which aired from 1992 to 1993, was inspired by Golden Girls, as were the sitcoms Empty Nest (1988 to 1995) and Nurses (1991 to 1994).

Though each was a spinoff of the original show, none of them garnered the reception or critical acclaim that was enjoyed by Golden Girls.

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It’s worth noting that even if such a reboot were in the works, it would likely land on Peacock, the NBC streaming service, as Peacock usually lands the distribution rights to reboots that are inspired by shows that originally aired on NBC.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!

One comment

  1. Disney is never going to learn…
    They need to make NEW stories and shows. They need to start cultivating their writing/directing/ show runner talent with new projects so that they learn to make good stories and then later on become the next generation of their creative talent. They’re going to flop now anyway so start rebuilding while you still can.

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