Where to Watch ‘The Golden Girls’: How Long Was the Sitcom on the Air?

The Golden Girls remains one of the most beloved sitcoms to ever grace the small-screen. The show, which premiered in 1985, featured four middle-aged to elderly women living together in Miami. There was the dim-witted Rose Nylund, the promiscuous Blanche, the sarcastic queen-of-deadpan Dorothy, and the sharp and wise Sophia. So, if you’re looking to go back and sink your teeth into The Golden Girls once more, where can you stream the show? 

The Golden Girls cast
‘The Golden Girls’ Estelle Getty as Sophia Petrillo, Bea Arthur as Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak, Rue McClanahan as Blanche Devereaux, Betty White as Rose Nylund | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank

‘The Golden Girls’ is currently available for streaming on Hulu

Full seasons of The Golden Girls are available on Hulu. If you don’t have a Hulu subscription, plans start as low as $5.99 per month for a basic subscription with ads. If you pay a little bit extra, $11.99/month, you can watch all Hulu content minus ads. However, if you’re only debating getting Hulu for The Golden Girls, it may be wise to sit back for a bit, because the platform is about to lose the sitcom.

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The Golden Girls are heading to Disney+ 

Disney+ — home to classics like The Lion King and films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe — will soon be adding The Golden Girls to its roster of streamable content. 

According to New York Daily News, during a virtual press conference to promote the launch of Disney+’s “Star” branch in European markets, executives confirmed that the sitcom will be heading to Disney+ this summer. 

The Disney+ Senior Vice President Luke Bradley-Jones has reportedly been working diligently to transfer the series from Hulu to Disney+. And, it looks like his hard work has finally paid off. Soon, you’ll be able to watch your favorite animated classics and binge The Golden Girls all in the same place. Bradley-Jones shared:

“I can’t give you the exact date but coming this summer you’ll have every season of The Golden Girls, every ever episode of The Golden Girls, available on Disney+.”

New York Daily News

How many seasons long is ‘The Golden Girls?’

The Golden Girls is seven seasons long, as the show ran from 1985 to 1992. Thus, there’s a lot of binge-able golden content to keep you occupied. Because the show came out when network television offered longer seasons, there are 180 total episodes. 

Each season has around 25 episodes with each episode running in a little over 20 minutes after deleting commercial time. So, get ready to sip some margaritas on your lanai as you watch the girls down some cheesecake in the kitchen this summer.