September 18, 1992 – The Sitcom Series The Golden Palace Premieres on CBS
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On September 18, 1992, the sitcom series The Golden Palace premiered on CBS. The series was a sequel to the hit series The Golden Girls, with three of the cast returning for this series (as character Dorothy Zbornak left at the end of The Golden Girls). This series features the characters buying and running a hotel in Miami. While the original series ran on NBC, CBS won a bidding war to air a full season of The Golden Palace. However, the show didn’t fare as well as its predecessor, and was cancelled after one season. The series starred Betty White as Rose Nylund, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, Don Cheadle as Roland Wilson, Cheech Marin as Chuy Castillos, and Billy L. Sullivan as Oliver Webb.