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Golden Girls Is Finally Coming To Disney+ This Summer

Golden Girls Is Finally Coming To Disney+ This Summer

Let's face it - 2021 hasn't been great generally. But our social lives' loss is our sofa's gain, as we turn to TV to keep us distracted.

And while it feels like we may have watched absolutely everything, there is something we can look forward to - the return of Golden Girls.

The Golden Girls is a cult classic (Credit: NBC)
The Golden Girls is a cult classic (Credit: NBC)

At the European launch for the new Disney Plus channel, Star, it was confirmed that the four wisecracking housemates - Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose - will be landing on the streaming service later this year, and we cannot wait for them to be back on our screens.

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Disney Plus EMEA senior vice president Luke Bradley-Jones said he was "really excited" and had been "working hard" on bringing the beloved sitcom to the streamer.

"I can't give you the exact date, but coming this summer you'll have every season of The Golden Girls, every ever episode of The Golden Girls, available on Disney Plus," he said.

The series boasted an ensemble cast (Credit: NBC)
The series boasted an ensemble cast (Credit: NBC)

Having initially premiered in 1985, The Golden Girls followed the lives of four single women "of a slightly older age" sharing a house in Miami.

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While the show was cosy, warm and humorous, it became a cult classic in the way it tackled sensitive issues, such as homosexuality and living with HIV. This was particularly ground-breaking during the 80s and 90s.

With an ensemble cast of acting legends, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White and Estelle Getty, all four leads went on to win Emmy Awards for their performances.

Betty White and the other leads in Golden Girls all won Emmy's while on the show (Credit: NBC)
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The series ended in 1991 after seven series.

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In other TV news, the cast has been announced for new BBC series, Conversations With Friends, from Normal People writer Sally Rooney.

The series, which will air next year, focuses on the complicated relationships of Frances, a 21-year-old college student, faces as she is forced to confront her own vulnerabilities for the first time.

Frances will be played by newcomer Alison Oliver, who comes from Lir Academy - the acting school Normal People's Paul Mescal also graduated from. Elsewhere, Bobbi will be played by Sasha Lane, who starred in American Honey, Melissa will be played by Sex Education and Girls star Jemima Kirke. Joe Alwyn, who has previously starred in The Favourite will play Nick.

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Topics: Disney, Disney +, TV News, TV & Film, Disney Plus, TV Entertainment

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at [email protected]