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A version of this article originally appeared on EW.com.
The casts of two popular ’80s television series are reuniting at Atx Television Festival next year.
On Thursday, the Austin-based festival announced the cast and creator of CBS’ Designing Women will reunite for a special 30th anniversary panel. Stars Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Gerald McRaney, Hal Holbrook and Douglas Barr will join creator and executive producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason for the event. The festival is also planning retrospectives for Bloodworth-Thomason’s Evening Shade and Hearts Afire.
The cast of the quirky CBS comedy-drama Northern Exposure will also get together at Atx next year. »
- Lanford Beard
The Atx Television Festival has just unveiled its first batch of panels and programming for next year’s gathering, and fans of “Designing Women” and “Northern Exposure” — and Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner — should get their tickets now.
To mark the 30th anniversary of “Designing Women,” Atx will hold a reunion featuring creator and executive producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, along with stars Delta Burke, Annie Potts, Jean Smart, Gerald McRaney, Hal Holbrook, and Douglas Barr. Retrospectives for Linda Bloodworth-Thomason’s other series, “Evening Shade” and “Hearts Afire,” are also on the Atx 2017 schedule, with Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner confirmed for “Evening Shade,” and Markie Post and Leslie Jordan confirmed for “Hearts Afire.”
The “Northern Exposure” reunion will include cast members Rob Morrow, John Corbett, Barry Corbin, Janine Turner, and Darren Burrows, along with creator Joshua Brand (“The Americans”), writers Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess, and network executive and producer Cheryl Bloch.
- Oriana Schwindt
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