'Designing Women' Reboot in the Works
August 14 2018 5:25 PM EST
March 28 2022 10:47 PM EST
In an era of TV overrun with reboots, none other than Designing Women joins the likes of Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and the ill-fated Roseanne. Series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has been working on the project for a few months with Sony Pictures Television Studios, seeking a home for the updated version.
The original show, which wrapped 25 years ago, followed four women and one man working at an interior design firm in Atlanta. In its seven seasons, it covered topics like sexism, domestic abuse, homophobia and racism. A season two episode that focused on AIDS earned two Emmy nominations.
Annie Potts recently addressed the idea of a Designing Women revival.
"I would love that," she told EW. "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 BS 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 [creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason] wanted to write six episodes and do it in my hiatus, I would be there in a minute."
And we would be there too. We just have to wonder if Delta Burke might make a return as well.