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“Maude” (Weeknights on Antenna; streaming on IMDb TV): After playing the title character on “All in the Family,” Tony-winning stage actress Bea Arthur got her own starring vehicle in this Norman Lear-created spinoff playing a suburban New York housewife whose strong opinions and domineering personality often got her into trouble. The role earned Arthur her first Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy. McClanahan played a supporting role in the 1972-78
sitcom as Maude’s scatter-brained neighbor Vivian.