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The Golden Girls

Weekends
12pm/11c

Rue McClanahan

Blanche Devereaux

Actress Rue McClanahan stars as Blanche Devereaux on the hit show The Golden Girls.

Born in 1934 and raised in Oklahoma, McClanahan was a stage actress throughout the 1950s until Norman Lear selected her for a role on his show All in the Family, and later he gave her the role of Vivian Harmon (opposite Bea Arthur) on Maude. McClanahan is also well known for her roles as Aunt Fran on Mama's Family and Caroline Johnson on Another World.

McClanahan won an Emmy award for her work on The Golden Girls and she reprised the role of Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Palace, Empty Nest, and Nurses. Some of her other television credits include The Love Boat, Boy Meets World, and Touched By An Angel. McClanahan has appeared in films such as The Fighting Temptations, Starship Troopers, and Out To Sea opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. She has also appeared in numerous television movies, including Home Again, A Holiday to Remember, and The Wickedest Witch.

McClanahan's work on Broadway has included The Women, The Vagina Monologues in New York and Los Angeles, Jimmy Shine with Dustin Hoffman, The Best Laid Plans, Sticks and Bones, and California Suite.

She passed away in 2010 in New York City.

The Golden Girls TV Schedule

Sunday
December 21
6:00am
'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
The girls each plan to spend Christmas with their families but a series of strange occurrences lead them to spend Christmas together in Miami.
TV-PG
6:36am
Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas
Tired of Christmas shopping in the heat, the girls decide to buy gifts for the one person they pick from a hat. Later, they serve Christmas dinner to the homeless, including a recently homeless Stan.Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
7:12am
A Piece of Cake
While preparing for a friend's birthday party, the girls recall past birthdays, including Rose's surprise party for Dorothy, a surprise birthday party for Blanche, and Sophia's birthday involving her late husband, Sal.
TV-PG
7:48am
Old Friends
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk. However, his strange behavior signals that he has Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.
TV-PG
5:00pm
'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
The girls each plan to spend Christmas with their families but a series of strange occurrences lead them to spend Christmas together in Miami.
TV-PG
5:30pm
Have Yourself a Very Little Christmas
Tired of Christmas shopping in the heat, the girls decide to buy gifts for the one person they pick from a hat. Later, they serve Christmas dinner to the homeless, including a recently homeless Stan.Guest Star: Herb Edelman
TV-PG
6:00pm
A Piece of Cake
While preparing for a friend's birthday party, the girls recall past birthdays, including Rose's surprise party for Dorothy, a surprise birthday party for Blanche, and Sophia's birthday involving her late husband, Sal.
TV-PG
6:32pm
Old Friends
Sophia befriends an old man on the boardwalk. However, his strange behavior signals that he has Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Blanche accidentally gives away Rose's teddy bear at a garage sale.
TV-PG
7:05pm
One for the Money
Sophia's latest get rich quick scheme prompts the girls to recall other various get rich quick schemes they've had over the years, including, catering, a dance marathon and a memory of Sophia's from 1954.
TV-PG
7:43pm
Bringing Up Baby
Rose is shocked when her late-uncle's will leaves her his "Baby," and delighted to learn the "baby" is a pig. Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia are less thrilled until they learn that when Baby dies, Rose gets a large sum of money.
TV-PG
8:21pm
The Housekeeper
The girls' search for a housekeeper ends when they hire Marguerite, a woman who appears to have mystical powers. But when they fire her, a string of bizarre events convinces the girls that Marguerite has placed a curse on them.
TV-PG
Thursday
December 25
4:54am
'Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas
The girls each plan to spend Christmas with their families but a series of strange occurrences lead them to spend Christmas together in Miami.
TV-PG
Saturday
December 27
1:00pm
Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
When Rose must give a eulogy at her aunt's funeral, she has to try to get over her fear of giving speeches. This also brings up Dorothy and Blanche's biggest fears: Dorothy's of flying and Blanche's of a recurring dream.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Letter to Gorbachev
Rose becomes concerned about nuclear war when girls in her cadet troop draw pictures of a bleak future, and writes letters to Gorbachev and Reagan. She's stunned to get a response and learn that Gorbachev would like to meet her.
TV-PG
2:00pm
Strange Bedfellows
The girls try to help in a campaign to get Gil Kessler elected as local official. To his advantage, his chances of winning are boosted when reporters snap photos of Blanche entering his home one evening while his wife was away.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Brotherly Love
Blanche makes a move at Ted, Stan's brother, the minute she learns he's a neurosurgeon. She is furious when she discovers the only woman Ted is apparently interested in is Dorothy. Meanwhile, Rose is suffering from insomnia.
TV-PG
3:00pm
A Visit From Little Sven
Rose's cousin, Sven, arrives in Miami for a visit just prior to his arranged marriage. When Blanche plays a trick on her latest beau, involving Sven, the naive groom falls for her. Sophia tries to renew her driver's license.
TV-PG
3:30pm
The Audit
Dorothy is stunned to learn that Stan's tax problems are her tax problems since Stan is being audited for a number of years when they were still married. Blanche and Rose take a Spanish class, each for different reasons.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Three on a Couch
Constant bickering causes the girls to seek help from a therapist. This prompts the girls to reminisce about times they didn't get along. The therapist's conclusion: they should not live with one another.
TV-PG
4:30pm
Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself
When Rose must give a eulogy at her aunt's funeral, she has to try to get over her fear of giving speeches. This also brings up Dorothy and Blanche's biggest fears: Dorothy's of flying and Blanche's of a recurring dream.
TV-PG