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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

Saturday
September 6
10:48am
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. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose take a Spanish class, each for different reasons.
TV-PG
11:24am
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
12:00pm
Charlie's Buddy
A wartime buddy of Rose's late husband arrives in Miami to see Rose. However, he has more in mind than just a friendly visit. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche haggle over the same dress to wear to a social event.
TV-PG
12:36pm
The Artist
Dorothy, Blanche and Rose each secretly pose nude for a Hungarian sculptor who will unveil the statue at an art show opening at a museum. Meanwhile, Sophia brushes up on practical jokes to get back a prankster at the Senior Citizens Center.
TV-PG
1:12pm
Blanche's Little Girl
Blanche is thrilled by a visit from her daughter, Rebecca, an ex-model who has now gained quite a bit of weight. Also visiting with Rebecca is her oafish beau who constantly puts down her weight. The kicker: she's thinking of marrying him.
TV-PG
1:48pm
Dorothy's New Friend
Dorothy befriends a novelist, Barbara Thorndyke, and she quickly infringes on Dorothy's relationship with Blanche and Rose, who think Barbara is nothing but a stuck up snob.
TV-PG
Saturday
September 13
10:48am
Grab That Dough
Sophia gets tickets for "Grab That Dough". However, she used her Sicilian mailing address instead of her own. The girls rush over to California just to make the taping.
TV-PG
11:24am
My Brother, My Father
Sophia's brother, Angelo, a priest, is coming to Miami for a visit and he doesn't know Dorothy and Stan are divorced. So in order to spare his feelings, Sophia convinces Dorothy and Stan to pretend to be married. Meanwhile, Rose and Blanche prepare to star in a play, The Sound of Music.
TV-PG
12:00pm
And Ma Makes Three
Feeling sorry for a lonely Sophia, Dorothy allows her to come along on a date with her and Dorothy's latest beau. However, pretty soon Sophia begins tagging along on every date which puts a rift in Dorothy's romantic plans.
TV-PG
12:36pm
Larceny and Old Lace
Sophia's latest boyfriend, Rocco claims to have been involved in the mob, so when the girls discover a bag of Rocco's with thousands of dollars in it, they assume he robbed a bank. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Blanche sneak a peak at Rose's diary.
TV-PG
1:12pm
Rose's Big Adventure
Rose's latest boyfriend has just retired and she is ready to spend a whole lot more time with him, but his retirement quickly turns him into a couch potato. Meanwhile, the girls deal with remodeling the garage into a guest room.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 14
11:00am
Mixed Blessing
Dorothy's son, Michael, pays another visit and this time he has an announcement: he's engaged. However, Dorothy has two more surprises in store. Her future daughter-in-law is also black and twenty years older than Michael.
TV-PG
11:30am
Mister Terrific
Rose begins to date "Mr. Terrific," a kiddie show host, who gets fired when Dorothy gets a part-time job as a consultant on the show, a job he helped her get.
TV-PG
12:00pm
Mother's Day
While waiting for phone calls from their children wishing them a happy Mother's Day, the girls reminisce about past Mother's Days.
TV-PG
12:36pm
Three Days and Nights of Sophia Petrillo
This episode does a study in contrast, Sophia's busy day to Blanche, Dorothy and Rose's lazy day. While Sophia, organizes a band to raise money, volunteers at the hospital and battles return policies at the supermarket, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose sit around discussing what they should do that's constructive.
TV-PG
1:12pm
The One That Got Away
Blanche is determined to sleep with the one man who has refused her once in the past. Meanwhile, Rose claims to have seen a UFO and gets the Air Force involved.
TV-PG