Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Tracee Ellis Ross, Regina King, Alfre Woodard and Sanaa Latha Doing a ‘Golden Girls’ Zoom Special

It’s the team-up that fans didn’t know they needed. Black-ish‘s own Tracee Ellis Ross announced on social media that she would be taking part in an all-Black cast version of the beloved comedy series The Golden Girls for a special rendition over Zoom. The video that Ross shared shows herself, Regina King, Alfre Woodard, and Sanaa Latha photoshopped over the original cast. Ross as Rose, King as Dorothy, Woodard as Sophia, and Lathan as Blanche. Those iconic roles were originally played by Betty White, Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, and Rue McClanahan, respectively.

The event “takes a look back to the sitcoms of yesteryear- Before you could pause your screens or binge-watch” and will be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and hosted by Lena Waithe. All fans need to do to enjoy the evening is sign up to receive messages about how they can make a change during this upcoming election. In partnership with Zoom, this episode spotlights and supports Color of Change – the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

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The special event takes place tomorrow, September 8, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT in Zoom. More information can be found here.

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Megan has been passionate about writing since she was little and has been passionate about all things pop culture and nerdy since almost as long. Joining Nerds and Beyond in 2019, she also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism. Megan is constantly binge-watching shows and finding new things to obsess over. 9-1-1 and Marvel currently reign as the top obsessions. You can find her on Twitter @marvelstaylena if you ever want to discuss some certain firefighters.

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