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
." 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.