If you have a soft spot for rebooted '90s sitcoms, get excited, because another one may be coming our way soon. Just after the revivals of Will & Grace, Roseanne, Murphy Brown, and Fuller House, another show may be coming back from the past: Designing Women. If you're not familiar, the show focused on an Atlanta design firm with four strong, hilarious Southern women taking on the interior decorating scene. Here's everything you should know going in.
The popular series ran for seven seasons.
From 1986 to 1993, fans of Designing Women excitedly tuned in. The show originally starred sisters Julia (Dixie Carter) and Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke); Mary Jo (Annie Potts); and Charlene (Jean Smart) and Meshach Taylor played Anthony. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that some of the original cast members may stop by, if the show goes from pilot to series.
Empowering a new generation of women is definitely a focus.
Just like the original show never shied away from touching on controversial subjects like women’s rights and domestic abuse, the sequel will be no different. According to the new series' description, it'll follow "the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm, but still with the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural, and social factions that rarely agree on anything."
The show's creator, Linda Bloodworth Thomason, told The Hollywood Reporter, "Normally, I’m not a fan of reboots, but Designing Women does seem to have the right feng shui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun.”
News of the rebirth came right after a scorching essay dropped.
Linda also recently penned a column in The Hollywood Reporter about former CBS chief Leslie Moonves. In the essay, she says he seriously damaged her successful career, putting her on the sidelines in the industry for the past seven years. "People asked me for years, 'Where have you been? What happened to you?' Les Moonves happened to me," she wrote.
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