PTR Senior Staff Writer
Yes, Virginia, networks sometimes actually do what the fans want them to do.
And when that happens, they should be commended for it.
So, bravo Hallmark Channel for aptly responding to the large outpouring of support from Golden Girls fans who asked the network for an even more significant tribute to beloved actress Bea Arthur, who portrayed Dorothy Zbornak on the legendary sitcom and of whom passed away this weekend at the age of 86.
Hallmark was already Johnny-on-the-spot-on-it when they announced - shortly after news broke of the actress' death - they would run Dorothy-centric episodes all day Memorial Day in a tribute to Arthur.
But in response to overwhelming support for the classic comedy, which flooded the network’s viewer services department on Monday with appreciation for the channel’s Memorial Day tribute announcement, Hallmark expanded its tribute to Arthur by hand-selecting the “Best of the Dorothy Zbornak Episodes" and will begin airing them Tuesday, April 28 (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.), continuing Wednesday, April 29 (7 p.m. - 9 p.m.), Thursday, April 30 (7 p.m.-9 p.m.), and Sunday, May 3 (6 a.m.- 3 a.m.).
Nicely done fans.
Way to go Hallmark Channel.
Thanks for the memories, Bea.