ABC is designing something exciting. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has greenlit a sequel to the ’80s TV show Designing Women.
From Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the original comedy centered on an Atlanta-based interior design business and the four women who run it. The cast included Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meschach Taylor, Jean Smart, Delta Burke, Alice Ghostley, Jan Hooks, and Judith Ivey. The series ran on CBS from 1986 to 1993.
Now, 25 years after Designing Women wrapped, ABC has ordered a sequel series creator Bloodworth-Thomason that “will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.”
I’m very excited to be working with ABC. 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 fengshui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the original Designing Women series? Will you watch the reboot series?