The Golden Girls
Picture it: TV show defies all industry rules by boasting an all-female cast, every character over 50, and becomes NBC's biggest hit of the 1985-1986 season. The Golden Girls followed the lives and interactions of four older women whom have all been divorced/widowed, and are now roommates. At the show's start, three elder women are sharing a fashionable house in Miami, Florida. The house's owner was a widow, Blanche Devereaux (Rue McClanahan), who had recently been joined by widow Rose Nylund (Betty White) and divorcee Dorothy Zbornak (Bea Arthur), who had both responded to a room for rent ad on the bulletin board of a local grocery store. The three were later joined by Dorothy's mother, Sophia Petrillo (Estelle Getty), when Sophia's retirement home, Shady Pines, burned down.