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

Monday
August 29
5:00am
Golden Moments Part 1
Sophia announces her intentions of moving out of the house and in with her son Phil. This prompts the girls to reminisce about the good times and the bad times they've had together.
TV-PG
5:30am
Golden Moments (2)
As Sophia makes up her mind on whether or not to move in with her son, the girls continue to reminisce about the years they've shared together.
TV-PG
Sunday
September 4
9:00am
Blanche and the Younger Man
Blanche goes all out to try to look good for her latest beau, her aerobics instructor half her age. Meanwhile, Rose's dynamic mother comes for a visit and gets fed up with Rose's "mothering" ways.
TV-PG
9:30am
In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
TV-PG
10:00am
Ladies of the Evening
The house is fumigated and the girls move into a Miami Beach hotel. Dressed up to attend a Burt Reynolds movie premiere, the girls are caught in a hotel raid, mistaken as prostitutes, and dragged off to jail.
TV-PG
10:30am
Isn't It Romantic
Dorothy's friend Jean comes to visit and Dorothy doesn’t tell Blanche and Rose that Jean is a lesbian. After spending time with Rose, Jean begins to fall for her. Meanwhile, a new VCR prompts Sophia to rent "dirty movies."
TV-PG
11:00am
Big Daddy's Little Lady
Blanche's father comes to Miami for a visit and announces he's engaged. Blanche is thrilled until she meets his fiancee, who happens to be younger than her. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Rose enter a Miami song writing contest.
TV-PG
11:30am
Long Days Journey into Marinara
Sophia's sister, Angela, arrives in Miami for a visit and decides to move there. Dorothy invites her to stay with the girls. This ticks off Sophia since she thinks that Angela is after everything that she has.
TV-PG
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
And Ma Makes Three
Feeling sorry for a lonely Sophia, Dorothy allows her to come along on a date with her latest beau. However, pretty soon Sophia begins tagging along on every date, which puts a rift in Dorothy's romantic plans.
TV-PG
1:00pm
Yes, We Have No Havanas
Blanche's new boyfriend is a charming Cuban who sweeps her off her feet, but she's not the only one. Blanche discovers he's also been dating Sophia. Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy so she can get a high school diploma.
TV-PG
1:30pm
Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
TV-PG
2:00pm
High Anxiety
After Sophia accidentally knocks a bottle of Rose's pills down the sink, it is discovered she is addicted to them and must battle withdrawal. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia are hired to be in a pizza commercial.
TV-PG
2:30pm
An Illegitimate Concern
Blanche is stunned when a man comes to the front door and claims to be the illegitimate son of her late husband. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia enter a mother-daughter pageant at Shady Pines.
TV-PG
3:00pm
Sick and Tired (1)
Dorothy is feeling rundown, tired all the time 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.
TV-PG
3:30pm
Sick and Tired (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.
TV-PG
Monday
September 5
1:00am
In a Bed of Rose's
Late one evening, Rose brings a man home and they spend the night together. However, in the morning she finds that he has passed away. Even worse, she later discovers he was married.
TV-PG
1:30am
Ladies of the Evening
The house is fumigated and the girls move into a Miami Beach hotel. Dressed up to attend a Burt Reynolds movie premiere, the girls are caught in a hotel raid, mistaken as prostitutes, and dragged off to jail.
TV-PG
2:00am
Isn't It Romantic
Dorothy's friend Jean comes to visit and Dorothy doesn’t tell Blanche and Rose that Jean is a lesbian. After spending time with Rose, Jean begins to fall for her. Meanwhile, a new VCR prompts Sophia to rent "dirty movies."
TV-PG
2:30am
Long Days Journey into Marinara
Sophia's sister, Angela, arrives in Miami for a visit and decides to move there. Dorothy invites her to stay with the girls. This ticks off Sophia since she thinks that Angela is after everything that she has.
TV-PG
3:00am
And Ma Makes Three
Feeling sorry for a lonely Sophia, Dorothy allows her to come along on a date with her latest beau. However, pretty soon Sophia begins tagging along on every date, which puts a rift in Dorothy's romantic plans.
TV-PG
3:30am
Yes, We Have No Havanas
Blanche's new boyfriend is a charming Cuban who sweeps her off her feet, but she's not the only one. Blanche discovers he's also been dating Sophia. Rose takes a course taught by Dorothy so she can get a high school diploma.
TV-PG
4:00am
Love Me Tender
When Sophia sets Dorothy up on a blind date, Dorothy secretly falls for the seemingly simple man, claiming "he's the greatest lover she ever had." Blanche and Rose join the "Be a Pal" and become pals to two motherless girls.
TV-PG
4:30am
High Anxiety
After Sophia accidentally knocks a bottle of Rose's pills down the sink, it is discovered she is addicted to them and must battle withdrawal. Meanwhile, Dorothy and Sophia are hired to be in a pizza commercial.
TV-PG
5:00am
Sick and Tired (1)
Dorothy is feeling rundown, tired all the time 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.
TV-PG
5:30am
Sick and Tired (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.
TV-PG
9:00am
The Flu
A week before an awards ceremony, Blanche, Dorothy and Rose each come down with a nasty flu, which compounds their arguing over who will win a prestigious award.
TV-PG
9:30am
The Way We Met
One night after watching "Psycho," the girls find it hard to sleep so they stay up and reminisce about how they all came to live with one another.
TV-PG
10:00am
End of the Curse
Blanche is mortified after taking a pregnancy test which indicates she's pregnant. After visiting her doctor, she learns the truth that she's beginning menopause. Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia go into the mink breeding business.
TV-PG
10:30am
It's a Miserable Life
The girls circulate a petition to save a 200 year old oak tree which is located on the property of the most hated woman in the neighborhood, Frieda Claxton, who wants the tree cut down.
TV-PG
11:00am
Love, Rose
Rose places an ad in the personals column and she is let down when she doesn't hear an immediate response. This leads Blanche and Dorothy to begin responding under the name Isaac Newton.
TV-PG
11:30am
The Actor
Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose each vie for the attention of an actor in the local community theatre, who on the sly begins romancing each of them.
TV-PG
12:00pm
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
12:30pm
My Brother, My Father
Sophia's brother Angelo, a priest, comes to visit and doesn't know Dorothy and Stan are divorced. To spare his feelings, Sophia has Dorothy and Stan pretend to be married. Rose and Blanche prepare to star in The Sound of Music.
TV-PG
1:00pm
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
1:30pm
Scared Straight
Blanche's brother, Clayton, comes to Miami for a visit, and Blanche goes all out fixing him up on blind dates. However, Rose learns the truth: Clayton is gay and is afraid to tell Blanche the truth about himself.
TV-PG
2:00pm
Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day, and the girls are all excited until each one of their dates cancels at the last minute. This leaves them to reminisce about Valentine's Day past.
TV-PG
2:30pm
Bang the Drum, Stanley
At a baseball game, Sophia gets beaned. This prompts Stan to talk her into filing a lawsuit for payment on her severe injuries, which he gets her to fake. Meanwhile, Blanche and Rose prepare for roles in the play "Cats."
TV-PG
3:00pm
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
3:30pm
Ebb Tide
Blanche is shattered after her father, Big Daddy, passes away. However, when she goes back to her childhood home, she gets into a big argument with her sister, Virginia, and decides not to attend the funeral.
TV-PG
4:00pm
Twice in a Lifetime
Rose must decide between her boyfriend, Miles, or an old boyfriend who has just come to town and asks her to go to Europe with him. Meanwhile, fed up with Dorothy's rules, Sophia decides to move out.
TV-PG
4:30pm
Mrs. George Devereaux
Blanche has a secret admirer and is shocked when she meets him: her supposedly dead husband, George. Meanwhile, Dorothy is being wooed by two men, Sonny Bono and Lyle Waggoner.
TV-PG
5:00pm
The Case of the Libertine Belle
The girls participate in a murder mystery weekend, and Dorothy has a ball when she solves a mystery. But when Blanche is accused committing a real murder, Dorothy will have to use all skills to find the real culprit.
TV-PG
5:30pm
Journey to the Center of Attention
Blanche brings a lonely Dorothy down to the Rusty Anchor for a night of excitement. However, Blanche had no intention of being pushed off her throne by Dorothy, who begins singing and instantly becomes the center of attention.
TV-PG