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LIFETIME Television Pays Tribute to Golden Girl Estelle Getty

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    BurienBomber

    [1]Jul 22, 2008
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    LIFETIME Television Pays Tribute to Golden Girl Estelle Getty With 10 Special Episodes of the Popular Series, Friday, July 25 from 12-5pm (ET/PT)

    July 22, 2008 NEW YORK, July 22, 2008

    Fans Can Vote at myLifetime.com for Favorite 'Sophia' Episode NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, July 25, Lifetime Television will pay a special on-air and online tribute to Estelle Getty, who played the cantankerous "Sophia Petrillo" on the iconic comedy series "The Golden Girls." Ms. Getty passed away today at her home in Los Angeles at the age of 84. From 12-5PM (ET/PT), Lifetime will air 10 episodes showcasing "Sophia" in all her blustering, sarcastic splendor, beginning with the show's pilot. The last episode at 4:30PM (ET/PT) will be the #1 favorite "Sophia episode" as decided through a vote of her legion of devoted fans at myLifetime.com. "The Golden Girls" premiered on Lifetime in 1997. The series airs weekdays from 9-10AM, 4-5PM and 1-2AM, all ET/PT. LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Digital (including myLifetime.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. SOURCE LIFETIME Television

    http://www.mylifetime.com/

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    [2]Jul 22, 2008
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    Here is the link to the "Vote For Your Favorite Sophia Episode" Poll.

    http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/special-golden-girls-marathon-friday-honoring-estelle-getty

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    telvisnostic

    [3]Jul 22, 2008
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    That is so sweet!
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    yuki_megami

    [4]Jul 22, 2008
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    Awsome! I was hoping that they will do something like that.I was wondering if they would of course.But yay!
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    frucheydragon

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    I'll definitely be tuning in for it. It's so strange to see someone who passed away immortalized on film. It's a little surreal, especially since her character was in her 80's. Estelle did such a wonderful job portraying Sophia. May she rest in peace.

    Edited on 07/22/2008 9:18pm
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    vanlord_52

    [6]Jul 22, 2008
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    It really is a shame. But she is in a better place, and it is good that she is no longer suffering. I will head over to MyLifetime to vote.
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    InstantClubHits

    [7]Jul 23, 2008
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    I voted, I voted for "Old Boyfriends"...because I thought that episode really put a lot on Sophia's shoulders, and made her make a very hard choice. And, if I remember correctly she had some REALLY funny stuff in that episode. Sadly, it's not winning...YET
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    charley28

    [8]Jul 23, 2008
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    anyone notice today that Lifetime had a memorium to Estelle after the shows that they aired today. And Mary Hart spoke with Rue via the telephone on ET Tongiht.
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    [9]Jul 25, 2008
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    Here is the list of episodes that will be aired:

    1) The Engagement (The Pilot)
    2) Long Days Journey into Marinara
    3) The Days and Nights of Sophia Petrilo
    4-5) Sophia's Wedding (parts 1 & 2)
    6) Clinton Avenue Memories
    7) Mangiacavallo Curse Makes a Lousy Wedding
    8. How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sophia
    9) Girls Just Want To Have Fun Before They Die
    10) FAN FAVOITE - UNDISCLOSED

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    I think it's a pretty good line-up. Most of those episodes are Sophia-centered.

    My prediction for Fan Favorite is going to be Old Friends.

    Everyone go and enjoy the Sophia marathon on Estelle Getty's birthday!

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    sbhinyo

    [10]Oct 18, 2008
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    This was a very sweet but sad way to pay tribute to Estelle and it was great. Loved the episodes they picked.
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