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Golden
Genre Comedy
Created by Susan Harris (Idea)
Starring Diane Keaton

Susan Sarandon

Rita Wilson

and

Tippi Hedren

Opening Theme Thank You For Being A Friend
Location Miami, Florida
Country Of Origin USA
Number Of Episodes 110
Running Time 23 minutes
Original Channel: NBC
Original Air Date September 20th 2017 - November 30th 2022
Produced by Susan Harris

Tony Thomas

Paul Junger Witt

Diane Keaton

Rita Wilson

Directed by Terry Hughes

Golden is an American comedy television series broadcast by NBC. It is a reimagining of the NBC series The Golden Girls, an American situation comedy created by Susan Harris, which ran for seven seasons from 1985 to 1992.

Premise

The series revolves around four older, single women (three widows and one divorced) sharing a house in Miami, Florida. The owner of the house is a widow named Blanche Roux (Rita Wilson), who was joined by fellow widow Rose Allen (Diane Keaton) and divorcée Dorothy Samuels (Susan Sarandon), all three of whom are in upper middle age, after they both responded to a room-for-rent ad on the bulletin board of a local grocery store a year before the start of the series. In the pilot episode, the three were joined by Dorothy's 87-year-old mother, Sofia Andersson (Getty), after the retirement home where she lived burns down.

Cast

  • Susan Sarandon as Dorothy Samuels, a substitute teacher: Born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Swedish immigrants Sofia and Sven Andersson, Dorothy became pregnant while still in high school, resulting in a marriage to Stanley Samuels to legitimise the baby. Stan and Dorothy eventually moved to Miami, but divorced after 38 years when Stan left her for a young flight attendant. The marriage produced two children, Kate, in her early 20s, and Michael, in his 30s.
  • Diane Keaton as Rose Allen, a British-born American from the small farming town of St. Clements, Ohio: Known for her humorously peculiar stories of life growing up in her hometown, Rose was happily married to Charlie Allen, with whom she had four children; 3 daughters: Kristen, Bridget, and Jane, and 1 son: Adam. Upon Charlie's death, she moved to Miami. She eventually found work at a grief counseling center.
  • Rita Wilson as Blanche Roux, a former character actress employed at an art museum: Born into a wealthy family, Blanche grew up as the apple of her father's eye on a compound outside of Los Angeles, California, prior to her relocation to Miami, where she lived as an actress with her agent husband, George, until his death. Their marriage produced six children; two daughters: Janet and Rebecca; and four sons: Doug, Cliff, Jackson and Matthew. A widow, Blanche is portrayed as man-hungry, and she clearly had the most male admirers—and stories detailing various sexual encounters—over the course of the series.
  • Tippi Hedren as Sofia Andersson, Dorothy's mother: Born in Sweden, Sophia moved to New York with her husband Sven, with whom she had three children: Dorothy, Anna, and Dirk, a cross-dresser. Initially a resident in the Shady Pines Retirement Home after having a stroke prior to the start of the series, she moved in with Blanche, Rose, and Dorothy following a fire at the institution.

Episodes

Season Episodes Originally Aired
First Aired Last Aired
1 13 September 20th 2017 December 13th 2017
2 20 September 19th 2018 April 10th 2019
3 22 September 25th 2019 April 16th 2020
4 22 September 23rd 2020 April 14th 2021
5 22 September 22nd 2021 April 13th 2022
6 11 September 21st 2022 November 30th 2022
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