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Thank You For Being a Friend (at Any Age)

Yes, it’s true that Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia, and Rose don’t exactly make most think of fashion and fornication like the names Charlotte, Carrie, Miranda, and Samantha do. However, there’s something about these South Florida retirees that has struck a chord with viewers of almost every age for the past two decades. While the show ran initially on NBC in the 80’s and early 90’s, it has settled into a nice retirement of nearly constant reruns on Lifetime. This “second life” has given the show a whole new generation of viewers. So, when Nylon posted its thoughts on a potential cast for a younger version of  The Golden Girls, it gave me an interesting idea. Since that other foursome of (sometimes) single ladies got a prequel, why can’t the Golden Girls as well? 

Friendship is golden at any age. via NylonMag.com

Imagine this potential episode – “Pussycat” Sophia and her cross-dressing brother Phil pick up high school senior Dorothy from the prom, where Dorothy’s high school sweetheart, Stan, had just knocked her up. While driving Dorothy home, their car accidentally hits Rose, a tourist who is visiting New York from St. Olaf with her eight siblings in search of Bob Hope, who she believes is her biological father. Offering to help Rose find her father out of guilt, Sophia and Dorothy venture into the city to find Bob Hope. However, they instead confuse him with lookalike Curtis Hollinsworth. After a long conversation, Curtis introduces the three ladies to his daughter, Blanche, who lovingly only refers to him as “Big Daddy.” It could work, right? I guess it is a bit of a stretch… 

-MK 

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Sex and the (New) City

An HBO sitcom about single ladies looking for love in the city? An HBO show about a group of friends cruising around LA and navigating Hollywood? Sure, those two descriptions could describe the long-running comedies Sex And The City or Entourage, but if HBO has its way, those same descriptions may both describe the same show – about single ladies in Los Angeles exploring the dating world.

Reality on a bus bench. Poetic. via Flickr

Initially titled Starfuckers (!!) during the early stages of development, the show has been repositioned so that it will no longer focus on Hollywood as strongly as Entourage does. But, clearly, “sex” will still have a lot to do with the show’s subject matter…albeit in a different “city.”

Targetting a specific audience? via Flickr

On top of all this, the show is coming from the executive producers of Entourage – so that should give you an idea of what to expect. How about this suggestion – Ari’s wife leaves him in the next season of Entourage, and spins off into the new show as the Samantha Jones of Los Angeles. Don’t laugh. If Hollywood loves anything, it’s a formula that’s worked before. And combining two winning formulas? It’ll be on your TV screen faster than you can order a “Manhattan”…err…a “Los Angeles?”

-MK

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