“Golden Girls” Creator Won’t Do A Remake

For years there’s been talk of a reboot of the 1980s sitcom “The Golden Girls,” with TVLand’s “Hot in Cleveland” trying (and failing) to match the original’s iconic heights.

Show creator Susan Harris however says that despite the enduring love for the NBC series, don’t expect one anytime soon. She tells EW this week: “They’ve wanted to do Golden Girls the Musical and re-do Golden Girls, and we’ve always said no because Golden Girls would not be Golden Girls without that cast.”

Harris admitted learning that lesson the hard way after the failure of the spin-off series “The Golden Palace” which lacked Bea Arthur’s Dorothy: “Without Dorothy, it didn’t work… [The Golden Girls was] what it was and that’s the way it should remain.”

All seven seasons of the series went online this week on Hulu and can be streamed at any time.