Someone needs to get Betty White on the phone and get her thoughts on this proposed project, but to me it is sacrilege. Heresy. Shaming the name of Golden Girls which is one of the finest shows to ever enter the annals of television. Had to make sure I spelled annals right or this post could have turned into something entirely different.
The Real Golden Girls
The Producers of “The Amazing Race” are looking for stylish women ages 55-90, to join the cast of a docu-series that follows the privileged lives of California's high society women. We are looking to document the lives of a group of social butterflies that have lived a life filled with only the best. It seems for years television has forgotten the over 50 crowd, assuming they don't have what it takes to attract viewers. The time has come to welcome America's most important senior ladies to the screen and prove that life only gets better with age. If you represent someone who is ready to celebrate being mature, wealthy, and full of energy, televisions 7 time emmy award winning producer wants to highlight their life.
To me it sounds like it is going to be a Real Housewives thing. They do not want to celebrate the lives of older women. Do you really think someone can go in and sell something like that? What they want is a senior version of Real Housewives. I am sure they would love some women in their 50's and 60's who are dating a bunch of guys in their 30's.
Maybe I would be more receptive if they would change the name. You know how they retire numbers in sports? I think they should retire the name Golden Girls and never let it be used again.