‘Designing Women’ 1980s Series Sequel In The Works At ABC
Designing Women is set to return to television, more than two decades after is run ended.
The show will have a sequel on ABC, it was announced Thursday.
The original series starred Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart, Annie Potts and Meshach Taylor. It ran for seven seasons from 1986 to 1993 on CBS. It was known for its funny one-liners and its frank discussions of socio-political and gender topics.
The sequel — which does not yet have an official release date — will center on a team of young, female designers in Atlanta who work at an interior design company called Sugarbaker and Associates. Original show creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and her husband, executive producer Harry Thomason, will reportedly be involved in the new series.
“I’m very excited to be working with ABC,” Bloodworth-Thomason told The Hollywood Reporter. “And Sony has always been a great partner for Designing Women. 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.”