Designing Women will be joining the list of shows to be rebooted from their past lives, very soon. With reboots being one of the most undeniably popular trends of 2017 and 18, comedies and dramas that once seemed to have permanently left the screens have taken over them once again.
Designing Women reigned as one of the premiere comedy series during its time on the air from 1986 to 1993, garnering two Emmy nominations for Best Comedy Series over the seven years. The series depicted the lives of two sisters, Suzanne and Julia Sugarbaker, the owners of Sugarbaker and Associates, an interior design firm located in Atlanta. Suzanne, portrayed by Delta Burke, and Julia (Dixie Carter), are also joined by Annie Potts, Jean Smart, and Meshach Taylor to make up the closely-tied cast.
The show, although a sitcom, was well-renowned for its touching upon of many controversial topics that shows were easily able to ignore. Widely considered “normal” today, at the time of the series, the characters took on issues that were still “risky” for prime time television, including the discussion of AIDS, racism, and sexism.
Fans of the beloved program should know, however, that they should not expect to merely see a reunion of the cast of the program they once watched. Instead, the reboot is set to follow the kids of the Sugarbaker’s and their associates, as they navigate the world of taking over their parents’ business. However, original cast members can be expected to make a few guest appearances in the newest season.
The reboot will officially be a product of ABC, bringing yet another twist to the already-loved program that aired on CBS during it heyday. Fans do not have to fret that the new take on the show will be completely unrecognizable because of these changes, however, as Linda Bloodworth Thomason, the creator of the original series, will be back to write the latest edition.
Many have been excited to watch their favorite shows come back to life with the resurgence of reboots throughout the past two years, with Rossanne, Will and Grace, Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, and so many more coming back to fan bases they already know exist. The Designing Women reboot has yet to have been assigned a premiere date, but may be released in 2019.