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‘The Golden Girls’ is returning to TV with an all-black cast

'The Golden Girls' is returning to TV with an all-black cast

The iconic Golden Girls are coming back to TV — with a twist.

It’s going to have an all-black cast with an all-star line up that includes Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Lathan.

They’ll assemble for a Zoom production on Sept. 8 at 9 p.m., as part of a series called “The Zoom where it Happens.”

The original sitcom, which followed the friendship between four older women living together in Miami, aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and starred Betty White, Beatrice Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.

According to Ross’s Instagram post about the show, she will play Rose Nyland (played by White in the original), King will portray Dorothy Zbornak (played by Arthur in the original), Lathan will play Blanche Devereaux (McClanahan in the original) and Woodard will become Sophia Petrillo (played by Getty in the original).

Sanaa Lathan, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Sanaa Lathan, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Tracee Ellis Ross.MobilizeAmerica

The new cast is significantly younger than the old; Betty White was 63 when “Golden Girls” began while Ross is 47.

The event is hosted by Lena Waithe and supports the racial justice organization Color of Change.

“Golden Girls” joins similar shows such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “The West Wing” that are seeing revivals as the pandemic rages on. The Zoom production of “Golden Girls” is free, but requires registration.

Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White.
Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Betty White.©Touchstone Television/Courtesy Everett

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Francis is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional baseball matches. He is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. He currently caters his skills for the MLB & NBA section of Sports Grind Entertainment.

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Francis is a sports enthusiast who loves indulging in occasional baseball matches. He is a passionate journalist who flaunts a perfect hold over the English language. He currently caters his skills for the MLB & NBA section of Sports Grind Entertainment.

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