Designing Women reboot in the works
TVLine reports that a reboot of the hit ’90s show, Designing Women, is currently in development. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the original series creator, is back at the helm of this update at Sony. As soon as development on the reboot is completed, the show will be made available by networks to snatch up.
The official synopsis from the original series is provided by CBS below:
Series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason used the fictional Atlanta design firm of Sugarbaker and Associates as a witty bully pulpit for caustic social and political humor in Designing Women. The founder of the company is Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), a sharp-tongued but elegant and surprisingly compassionate woman. Her younger sister, Suzanne (Delta Burke), is a former beauty queen who is long on charm but a bit slow on the uptake. Their associates are Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts), a recent divorcee, and officer manager Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart), whose sweetness is matched only by her naivete. Their deliveryman is Anthony Bouvier, a well-spoken ex-convict, and cheerfully dotty senior citizen Bernice Clifton often drops by for a visit as well.
Shows and characters from the ’90s are starting to take on new life recently. Last month CBS decided to reboot another classic ’90s sitcom, Murphy Brown. And one of the most well-known series of the late ’90s, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is one of many projects that is getting the revival treatment to introduce the universe to a brand new audience.
There is no news yet as to whether any of the original cast members from Designing Women will be back for the reboot. Dixie Carter and Meshach Taylor have passed since the series ended.