Fans of beloved '80s series "The Golden Girls" are dedicating a rousing chorus of "Thank You For Being a Friend" to Hulu, after the streaming service announced it had acquired all seven seasons of the show, and would make it available for binge-watching next month.
Hulu made the news official during the Television Critics Association winter press tour this weekend, tweeting out the announcement to social media followers. And if that wasn't enough to excite eager fans, the streaming service revealed the perfect release date, too: February 13, a.k.a. Galentine's Day, our favorite holiday celebrating female friendship (which originated with another sitcom we loved, "Parks and Recreation").
According to Hulu's content chief, Craig Erwich, the idea to bring all 177 episodes of "Golden Girls" to the streaming service made plenty of sense, since the Emmy-winning series had never before been available in its entirety on a similar platform. And Hulu wants to appeal to the well-rounded television fan, Erwich explained, who likes everything from "Empire" to "South Park" to "Golden Girls," and many shows in between.
Whatever the reasoning, we're grateful Hulu is gifting us with unlimited access to Dorothy, Rose, Blanche, and Sophia. We'll be counting down the days until its debut -- with plenty of cheesecake on hand.