Sugarbaker & Associates Have Designs On You!
When four strong, sassy and sexy Southern women running a fledgling interior decorating firm hit the television airwaves as Designing Women in 1986, they brought a new kind of Southern spirit to American television. Smart, ambitious and outspoken — they embodied the "new" Southern woman.
The much-married, alimony-rich beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) uses her feminine wiles to attract business for the firm — and future ex-husbands for herself. Her sophisticated sister, Julia (Dixie Carter), is nobody's fool and runs the operation — and her own life — with a guarded graciousness. Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts) is the sweet-natured, recently-divorced mother trying to make her own way in the world as a decorator for the first time. Small-town gal Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart) is the naïve, overly-trusting bad-guy magnet who runs the office. They are all devoted to the business. They are each devoted to the other.
When series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason first approached CBS with her proposal, all she knew for sure was that she wanted to do a show featuring these four talented actresses. The network agreed. And based on the power of that ensemble cast and the humanity and humor of their stories, Designing Women was a gift to American television that ran for seven seasons and continues winning fans to this day in reruns all around the world.
- "Designing Women: A Reunion" - Sponsored By The Paley Center For Media In 2006
|Designing Women: Design House|
|Designing Women: Mary Jo's First Date|
|Designing Women: A Big Affair|
|Designing Women: Julia's Son|
|Designing Women: The Beauty Contest|
|Designing Women: Designing Women|
|Designing Women: Bachelor Suite|
|Designing Women: Seams From A Marriage|
|Designing Women: Grand Slam, Thank You Ma'am|
|Designing Women: Mary Jo's Dad Dates Charlene|
|Designing Women: Nashville Bound|
|Designing Women: Oh, Suzannah|
|Designing Women: Reese's Friend|
|Designing Women: And Justice For Paul|
|Designing Women: Monette|
|Designing Women: Old Spouses Never Die|
|Designing Women: I Do, I Don't|
|Designing Women: The IT Men|
|Designing Women: The Slumber Party|
|Designing Women: New Year's Daze|
|Designing Women: Perky's Visit|
Designing Women: Season One