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The Golden Girls

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
January 25
5:00pm
The Accurate Conception
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca, has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled. She's totally against the entire thing.
TV-PG
5:30pm
Sophia's Choice
Sophia goes into action to break her friend Lillian out of "the worst nursing home in the city." However, Lillian proves to be too much of a handful for Sophia to handle. Meanwhile, Blanche considers having her breasts enlarged.
TV-PG
6:00pm
Rites of Spring
A week prior to a friend's annual party, the girls debate on what they should do to improve their appearance. This leads the girls to reminisce about previous attempts to improve their looks.
TV-PG
6:30pm
Foreign Exchange
Sophia's Sicilian friends Philomena and Dominic come for a visit with shocking news. Philomena and Sophia met in the hospital when they were giving birth, and now Philomena and Dominic claim that Dorothy was switched at birth.
TV-PG
7:00pm
We're Outta Here Part 1
Blanche, Dorothy and Rose return home to discover Sophia in the midst of selling the house. A for sale sign was placed on the front lawn accidentally, but Blanche begins to consider it after seeing the amount that she's offered.
TV-PG
7:30pm
We're Outta Here Part 2
Blanche debates on whether or not to sell the house as she and the rest of the girls recall times they have spent together (via flashbacks).
TV-PG
8:00pm
The Accurate Conception
Blanche's daughter, Rebecca, has some wonderful news. She's going to become a mother through artificial insemination. However, Blanche is less then thrilled. She's totally against the entire thing.
TV-PG
8:30pm
Sophia's Choice
Sophia goes into action to break her friend Lillian out of "the worst nursing home in the city." However, Lillian proves to be too much of a handful for Sophia to handle. Meanwhile, Blanche considers having her breasts enlarged.
TV-PG
Saturday
January 31
10:00am
Sick and Tired Part 1
Dorothy is feeling rundown and has a lack of energy. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she's fine. Meanwhile, Blanche decides to write a romance novel. Guest Stars: Jeffrey Tambor
TV-PG
10:30am
Sick and Tired Part 2
Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge, resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling. Guest Stars: Richard Mulligan
TV-PG
11:00am
Rose Fights Back
When the company that Rose's husband worked for cuts off their pension plan, Rose has to get a new job, but never expects to have to deal with age discrimination. Sophia goes wild buying in bulk at Shopper's Warehouse.
TV-PG
11:30am
Love Under the Big Top
Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and assumes he's about to propose. But it turns out he's planning to become a circus clown. Rose and Blanche organize a protest to save dolphins. Guest Star: Dick Van Dyke
TV-PG
12:00pm
Dancing in the Dark
Rose has been dating Miles Webber, a college professor. When Miles invites her to a party, Rose feels like a fish out of water with his intelligent friends. Meanwhile, Blanche battles a dating slump. Guest Star: Harold Gould
TV-PG
12:30pm
Not Another Monday
Sophia's friend wants to commit suicide, and she wants Sophia there to hold her hand. Meanwhile, Blanche, Rose and Dorothy become singing nursemaids to a sick baby that they are taking care of for the weekend.
TV-PG
Sunday
February 1
6:00am
Sick and Tired Part 1
Dorothy is feeling rundown and has a lack of energy. She is sure she is ill, but all of the doctors she visits tell her she's fine. Meanwhile, Blanche decides to write a romance novel. Guest Stars: Jeffrey Tambor
TV-PG
6:36am
Sick and Tired Part 2
Dorothy continues to seek medical advice and turns to Harry Weston for help. Meanwhile, Blanche goes on a writing binge, resulting in a novel that is less then enthralling. Guest Stars: Richard Mulligan
TV-PG
7:12am
Love Under the Big Top
Dorothy is in a serious relationship with a lawyer and assumes he's about to propose. But it turns out he's planning to become a circus clown. Rose and Blanche organize a protest to save dolphins. Guest Star: Dick Van Dyke
TV-PG
7:48am
Dancing in the Dark
Rose has been dating Miles Webber, a college professor. When Miles invites her to a party, Rose feels like a fish out of water with his intelligent friends. Meanwhile, Blanche battles a dating slump. Guest Star: Harold Gould
TV-PG
8:00pm
Joust Between Friends
Dorothy is searching for part-time work, so Blanche gets her a job at the museum. Then Dorothy is handed the job of organizing a banquet, the duty Blanche was hoping for. Meanwhile, Rose finds a stray dog at the supermarket.
TV-PG
8:30pm
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
9:00pm
Little Sister
Rose's sister, Holly, comes for a visit and becomes quick friends with Dorothy and Blanche, leaving Rose out in the cold. However, when Rose catches Holly with Blanche's boyfriend, Dorothy and Blanche refuse to believe her.
TV-PG
9:30pm
Questions and Answers
Dorothy is all excited when she learns that 'Jeopardy' is having tryouts in Miami. This leads her to begin cramming for the audition test. Guest Stars: Alex Trebek, Merv Griffin
TV-PG