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ABC Looking Into Creating 'Designing Women' Sequel Post-Moonves

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Hit show Designing Women is coming back to television. Its creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, will be returning to write it.

More than two decades after the show called it quits following seven seasons, ABC is reportedly creating a reboot of the comedy sitcom that aired previously on CBS. The show was headed by Linda Thomason and her husband, Harry Thomason, its executive producer.

Return Of The Sitcom

The new show is reported to be a multicamera comedy just like its previous version. It will focus on the new Sugarbakers, with new female designers at an interior design firm in Atlanta. ABC has been working on the show for months, and it will be produced by the same studio as before.

The original show starred Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart, Annie Potts, and Meshach Taylor. It ran from 1986 to 1993 on CBS.

"And Sony has always been a great partner for Designing Women," said its creator.

"Normally, I'm not a fan of reboots but Designing Women does seem to have the right feng shui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun," she added.

Iconic Show

The original show became famous for its amazing lines, charismatic cast, and opinions on many issues whether it may be gender, domestic abuse, racism, political, or social.

Furthermore, its second season even highlighted AIDS prejudice. This topic was inspired by the creator's mother, who passed away because of the disease. Additionally, the famous show was also nominated several times for the best comedy show on Emmy. However, it never won.

One of its original lead stars, Potts, now stars on CBS' spin off of Big Bang Theory, titled Young Sheldon. She has stated that she would be game for a revival of her iconic show.

However, although she loves the idea, she might have trouble finding time to shoot for it. Despite her tight schedule, she thinks that a show such as Designing Women would be relevant today, as it showed intelligent women.

"Every Monday night was a MeToo moment for us, and we were talking about it; we were very political," she also stated.

The actress also added she is upset that there is not a strong voice in any shows today, and nobody mirrored what they were doing before. This is why if its creator, Thomason, would write some episodes on her hiatus, she would be there in no time.

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