The Golden Palace

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  • 1992
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (2,355)

The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from that series. CBS cancelled the spin-off in 1993 after one season. The Golden Palace begins where The Golden Girls had ended, in the quartet's now-sold Miami house. With Dorothy Zbornak having married and left in the previous series finale, the three remaining cast members (Dorothy's mother, Sophia Petrillo, Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux) decide to invest in a Miami hotel that is up for sale. The hotel, however, is revealed to have been stripped of all of its personnel in an effort to appear more profitable, leaving only two employees: Roland Wilson, the hotel's manager, and Chuy Castillos, the hotel's chef. This requires the women to perform all the tasks of the hotel's staff. The series focused on the interactions between guests at the hotel and the hotel's staff, as well as between the Golden Girls and the previous hotel staff. Guest stars were frequent, including recurring characters that had previously appeared on The Golden Girls, such as Debra Engle and Harold Gould as Rebecca Devereaux and Miles Webber, and other celebrities (Bea Arthur reprised the Dorothy Zbornak role for a two-part storyline in which she visits the hotel to check up on her mother). Following the cancellation of the series, Sophia moves into the Shady Pines retirement home, appearing as a cast member in the later seasons of Empty Nest. What became of Rose, Blanche and the hotel is left unresolved.

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Sex, Lies and Tortillas
24. Sex, Lies and Tortillas
May 7, 1993
Spring Break finds a horde of college kids descending upon the hotel; Rose receives a visit from her granddaughter Charlene who is contemplating sex with her boyfriend.
One Angry Stan
23. One Angry Stan
April 30, 1993
The girls learn that Dorothy's ex-husband Stan has died, but Sophia eventually finds out the truth when Stan shows up: he faked death and left the country to avoid paying back taxes.
Tad
22. Tad
April 16, 1993
It is revealed that Blanche has another brother - a mentally handicapped man who has been living in an institution.
Pro and Concierge
21. Pro and Concierge
April 9, 1993
Chuy's big mouth results in Roland losing his job after it's revealed he met with the owners of a rival hotel.
A New Leash on Life
20. A New Leash on Life
April 2, 1993
Blanche's relationship with a greyhound breeder becomes strained when Rose finds out what will happen if his dog doesn't win the next race.
The Chicken and the Egg
19. The Chicken and the Egg
March 5, 1993
Bobby Lee wants to marry Blanche and start a family, but Blanche worries about her age
You've Lost That Livin' Feeling
18. You've Lost That Livin' Feeling
February 19, 1993
A dead body, a news crew and a health inspector all descend upon the hotel during its weekend-long re-opening celebrations leaving the staff scrambling.
Say Goodbye, Rose
17. Say Goodbye, Rose
February 12, 1993
Rose is enamored with a hotel guest who looks exactly like Charlie; Blanche is horrified to discover her visiting son Matthew wants to pursue a career as a comedian.
Se?or Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing About Life
16. Se?or Stinky Learns Absolutely Nothing About Life
February 5, 1993
The Golden Palace is being sued by the owner of another hotel: he says part of the girls' parking lot is on his property.
Heartbreak Hotel
15. Heartbreak Hotel
January 29, 1993
Rose organizes a romantic getaway night at the hotel with Dr. Ursula as a guest to give a lecture. Blanche is excited because Taylor Michaels is coming to town. She once lost this man to another woman but Rose is the one Taylor is interested in when he arrives.
Runaways
14. Runaways
January 15, 1993
Sophia and Oliver joy ride in a guest's car and wind up in police custody.
Rose and Fern
13. Rose and Fern
January 8, 1993
Miles contacts Rose again and wants them back together. Blanche advises Rose to date other people to get over him. Roland tells Blanche something is wrong in the books and he suspects someone may be stealing money from the hotel.
It's Beginning to Look a Lot (Less) Like Christmas
12. It's Beginning to Look a Lot (Less) Like Christmas
December 18, 1992
Chuy does not like Christmas because of bad memories in his childhood. Roland accepts to be Santa at the children's hospital. Rose wants him to be a perfect Santa so she puts him through a training with Sophia.
Camp Town Races Aren't Nearly as Much Fun as They Used to Be
11. Camp Town Races Aren't Nearly as Much Fun as They Used to Be
December 4, 1992
When The Daughters of the Traditional South are set to arrive at the hotel, Blanche hangs a Confederate flag on the front counter, though this doesn't bode well with Roland. Meanwhile, Rose is outraged when a married man whom she knows checks in with his mistress.
Marriage on the Rocks, with a Twist
10. Marriage on the Rocks, with a Twist
November 20, 1992
Roland's parents call to visit. He thinks they are flying over to tell him his dog died. It turns out they have decided to get a divorce. A comic duo is coming for a radio show live from The Golden Palace. Sophia advises the duo to use Rose for the show where they need a stupid person to make fun of.
Just a Gigolo
9. Just a Gigolo
November 13, 1992
Nick De Carlo, a handsome patron says he cannot pay the bill and wants to work in the kitchen. The girls want to find something more appropriate for him to do and ask him about his trade. Nick says he is a gigolo. Shocked, the girls hire him anyway to wash the dishes.
Seems Like Old Times (2)
8. Seems Like Old Times (2)
November 6, 1992
Sophia runs away to her old rest home. When the other girls try to get her, they find that it is no longer anywhere near as bad as she said it was.
Seems Like Old Times (1)
7. Seems Like Old Times (1)
October 30, 1992
Dorothy visits her ex-roommates at the Golden Palace, hoping to convince Sophia to come and live with her and her husband in Atlanta.
Can't Stand Losing You
6. Can't Stand Losing You
October 23, 1992
Blanche and Rose are concerned that Roland overworks himself and decide to compete to find him a new girlfriend. Rose finds a beautiful young girl and Blanche tracks down Roland's southern ex-girlfriend Tricia. Only when Tricia is already on the plane to Miami does Blanche find out that Roland hates her. Sophia is jealous of Chuy because he was chosen over her to represent the hotel at a television show.
Ebbtide for the Defense
5. Ebbtide for the Defense
October 16, 1992
The hotel books a convention of lawyers and a group of "judges" -- but when the judges show up, the girls discover they're not actually judges, but a gang of bikers. Meanwhile, the man Chuy's ex-wife cheated on him with is hired as another cook, and the hotel's insurance policy is cancelled.
One Old Lady to Go
4. One Old Lady to Go
October 9, 1992
Rose takes a liking to an elderly guest at the hotel named Vivian, but the others become worried when she displays signs of severe senility. Meanwhile, Sophia and Chuy begin making Chinese takeout after call-in customers mistake the hotel for a Chinese restaurant, and Oliver tries to raise money for a date.
Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye
3. Miles, We Hardly Knew Ye
October 2, 1992
While going through past guest records, Blanche and Roland discover the name "Miles Webber" listed several times, which they take to mean only one thing -- Rose's boyfriend, Miles Webber, has been cheating on her. Meanwhile, Sophia catches Oliver extorting money from a guest.
Promotional Considerations
2. Promotional Considerations
September 25, 1992
Rose gets the producers of a local talk show to advertise the hotel for free in exchange for providing accommodations for the show's guests. Soon, however, the girls meet the first guest -- a very strange man whom the girls suspect may have been a murderer. Meanwhile, Blanche imposes her authority over Roland and the staff, and Sophia serves margaritas to try and lure in new guests.
Pilot
1. Pilot
September 18, 1992
The girls sell their house and head for their recently-purchased Golden Palace hotel, only to find business isn't exactly booming -- the entire hotel staff consists of three employees, and to make matters worse, the hotel is flat broke.
Description

The Golden Palace is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1992, to May 14, 1993. The show is a spin-off of the sitcom The Golden Girls, continuing the story from that series. CBS cancelled the spin-off in 1993 after one season. The Golden Palace begins where The Golden Girls had ended, in the quartet's now-sold Miami house. With Dorothy Zbornak having married and left in the previous series finale, the three remaining cast members (Dorothy's mother, Sophia Petrillo, Rose Nylund and Blanche Devereaux) decide to invest in a Miami hotel that is up for sale. The hotel, however, is revealed to have been stripped of all of its personnel in an effort to appear more profitable, leaving only two employees: Roland Wilson, the hotel's manager, and Chuy Castillos, the hotel's chef. This requires the women to perform all the tasks of the hotel's staff.

The series focused on the interactions between guests at the hotel and the hotel's staff, as well as between the Golden Girls and the previous hotel staff. Guest stars were frequent, including recurring characters that had previously appeared on The Golden Girls, such as Debra Engle and Harold Gould as Rebecca Devereaux and Miles Webber, and other celebrities (Bea Arthur reprised the Dorothy Zbornak role for a two-part storyline in which she visits the hotel to check up on her mother). Following the cancellation of the series, Sophia moves into the Shady Pines retirement home, appearing as a cast member in the later seasons of Empty Nest. What became of Rose, Blanche and the hotel is left unresolved.

The Golden Palace is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on September 18, 1992.

Where to Watch The Golden Palace

The Golden Palace is available for streaming on the CBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Golden Palace on demand at Hulu.

  • Premiere Date
    September 18, 1992
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (2,355)