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Designing Women 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1986–1993)
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The misadventures of four women and their handyman running a design firm in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 22 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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This five principal original cast members (plus a handful of recurring guests) from the popular sitcom Designing Women (1986) reunite for the first time since 1991 to reminisce and discuss the show.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Dixie Carter ...  Julia Sugarbaker 163 episodes, 1986-1993
Annie Potts ...  Mary Jo Shively 163 episodes, 1986-1993
Meshach Taylor ...  Anthony Bouvier 152 episodes, 1986-1993
Jean Smart ...  Charlene Frazier Stillfield 120 episodes, 1986-1991
Delta Burke ...  Suzanne Sugarbaker 118 episodes, 1986-1991
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Storyline

Outspoken feminist Julia Sugarbaker runs a design firm out of her Atlanta home, along with her shallow ex-beauty queen sister, Suzanne, divorced mother Mary Jo, and, naive country girl Charlene. Black ex-con Anthony helps deliver furniture for the business and voices his unique opinion on whatever the women are discussing. Episodes typically revolved around the work, personal, and love lives of these four women. Written by Kristen <mouse15@webtv.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Designing Women See more »

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Runtime:

| (164 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Of the twenty-five series the major networks debuted in 1986, this show was the only one to still be on the air for the 1992-1993 season. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes the characters reference going to the fast-food restaurant Carl's Jr. There are no Carl's Jr. restaurants in the Southeast. In this region they have always been Hardee's. See more »

Quotes

Julia: I guess I'm excited about seeing Mother again, visiting a totally new country. Of course, seeing Japan with Mother will be seeing the real Japan.
Suzanne: Julia, I am just here to visit Mother and pick up a car. I do not want to have any cultural experiences. As for seeing the "real" Japan, I've noticed that whenever people start talking about seeing the "real" anything, what they're talking about, basically, is hanging around with poor people. Now, I say I don't hang around with poor people at home, ...
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Georgia on My Mind
by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Doc Severinsen
(seasons 1-5)
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DW is the BEST
20 September 2001 | by DixieCarter4LifeSee all my reviews

I LOVE "Designing Women" I've been a fan for years now! And I'm a HUGE Dixie Carter fan! In my opinion "Designing Women" is the BEST show that was ever put on tv. I wish there would be more, good ole shows like "Designing Women" Don't get me wrong, I like the new shows out, like "Any Day Now" and "Family Law" but I think everyone who's a "Designing Women" fan would have to say "Designing Women" was well written, had 'true' stories that people could relate to, and much much much more! But probably one of the biggest thing that made the show such a hit had to be the actresses! They had the BEST casting.... I LOVE every single one of the actresses on the show! And Meshach Taylor is a wonderful actor, as well as Hal Holbrook (Hal the Hottie), Gerald McRaney, and Douglas Barr, and of course all the rest of the guest stars! My favorite guest star was for sure was Ginna and Mary Dixie Carter! They were both wonderful when they starred, and I hope they become just like their Momma! I will for sure be a huge fan! But all in all, "Designing Women" is the best show that ever was, and will continue to be!


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