A 'Designing Women' Revival Is Headed To A Small Screen Near You
If you needed any further evidence the reboot-pocalypse is in full swing, look no further.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, a Designing Women revival is in the works at Sony Pictures TV. The show, which ran for seven seasons from '86 to '93, centered on four women working at an Atlanta-based interior design firm. While Designing Women originally aired on CBS, THR reports the sitcom is currently being shopped to other networks as well.
Created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the original series starred Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and Meshach Taylor in the lead roles. Bloodworth-Thomason will once again serve as the show's creator, though it's unknown which original cast members will have a role in the revival. Carter and Taylor passed away in 2010 and 2014, respectively.
As Vulture points out, because the show is being touted as a "revival," not a "reboot," it's likely the original series' surviving cast members will be partly involved in the new iteration.
In an interview with EW earlier this year, Potts (who played Mary Jo Shively) said she would "love" to see a Designing Women revival happen:
"I don't know when I'd find the time for it, but I think that they could use a show like Designing Women — feisty smart women that didn’t take any B.S. from anybody. Every Monday night was a #MeToo moment for us, and we were talking about it; we were very political. I’m sad that there’s not such a strong voice, I don't think, in any singular show. Nobody is doing what we did then. So yeah, if (Bloodworth-Thomason) wanted to write six episodes and do it in my hiatus, I would be there in a minute."
Do you think now's the right time for the ladies of Sugarbaker and Associates to make their grand return?