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Lifetime to Honor Estelle Getty

Lifetime Television will air a Golden Girls marathon in honor of Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo), who died Tuesday at her Los Angeles home at age 84.

Lifetime, which began airing off-network reruns of the show in 1997, will run 10 episodes showcasing Getty from noon-5 p.m. Friday.

It already airs weekdays from 4 p.m.-5 p.m., as well as 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and 1 a.m.-2 a.m.

John Eggerton
John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.