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Writers:
Miriam Trogdon (created by)
Amy Coakley (material)
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Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
15 September 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A woman named Delta after leaving her husband sets out to pursue her dream of being a singer, So she goes to Nashville and gets a job as a waitress while trying to make it. But she drives her boss mad because she is incompetent.
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
Delta Burke gone country... and blonde! See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 12)

Delta Burke ... Delta Bishop (17 episodes, 1992-1993)

Earl Holliman ... Darden Towe (17 episodes, 1992-1993)

Beth Grant ... Thelma Wainwright (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
Nancy Giles ... Connie Morris (17 episodes, 1992-1993)

Bill Engvall ... Buck Overton (17 episodes, 1992-1993)

Gigi Rice ... Lavonne Overton (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
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Series Directed by
Andy Cadiff (12 episodes, 1992-1993)
James Widdoes (5 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Writing credits
Miriam Trogdon (17 episodes, 1992-1993)
Mark Ganzel (3 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ken Estin (3 episodes, 1992)
Brad Johnson (2 episodes, 1993)
Robin Schiff (2 episodes, 1993)

Amy Coakley (unknown episodes)
Dean Doser (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Jay Kleckner .... producer (10 episodes, 1992-1993)

Lisa Albert .... producer (unknown episodes)
Delta Burke .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Ganzel .... consulting producer (unknown episodes)
Barry Kemp .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Robin Schiff .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Miriam Trogdon .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford (1 episode, 1993)

Mark Vogel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Tommy Goetz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kim Adrissi .... makeup department head (10 episodes, 1992-1993)

Kim Messina .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Robert Del Valle .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Capps .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Damon Bowden .... paint gang boss (17 episodes, 1992-1993)

Randy Severino .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Vernon Kifer .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1992-1993)
Kevin McGill .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 1992-1993)

Michael Orefice .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Leslie Otis .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
John Jorgenson .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 1993)
Reba McEntire .... theme song: performed by / theme song: written by (1 episode, 1993)
Don Schlitz .... theme song: written by (1 episode, 1993)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Before the series aired, a commercial featured one of the cast members showing Burke how to hold a tray to wait tables. Burke gets irritated and questions why she should have to carry trays if she's the star of the show. Her fellow cast member says, "But Delta, what if this show doesn't make it?" Burke thinks for a moment and then continues with the lesson. The joke proved prophetic, the show was cancelled after one season.See more »
Soundtrack:
Climb That MountainSee more »

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Delta Burke gone country... and blonde!, 20 July 2009
Author: VinnieRattolle from United States

Delta Bishop was an enthusiastic woman who decided she wanted to make it in country music, just like her idol, Patsy Cline. When her husband Charlie refused to support her dream, she dumped him, quit her job as a hairstylist, moved in with her ditsy cousin Lavonne, and got a job waitressing at The Green Lantern bar, where Cline once sang. Working at the bar was Darden Towe, the owner with a gruff exterior but a heart of gold, and Connie, a loudmouth black lady from Detroit who despised Southerners. Lavonne's husband Buck (Bill Engvall in an early turn as his patented blue-collar redneck character) was a constant foil for Delta, and Lavonne's boss Thelma was constantly spouting off eccentric advice (the same sort of dialogue Beth Grant rattled off a decade later beside Burke in "Sordid Lives"). Arriving late to the series (after Delta reverted to brunette hair) were Delta's sleazy agent, the egotistical "tune mogul" Sandy, and Delta's shrill mother Rosiland.

Following a very public behind-the-scenes battle on "Designing Women," "Delta" was supposed to be Burke's big comeback. Didn't quite work that way. The problem is that the show features a large cast, but it wasn't an ensemble -- Burke was the star of the show, all of the others were just eccentric background characters. Darden was given more dimension than any of the other characters (it was obvious he'd have been a potential love interest if the show had survived), and Buck, Connie and Thelma each had numerous scene-stealing moments, but the rest of the characters were forgettable... not unlike the show itself.

Burke later said that she felt pressured to do the show when it was offered, and she wasn't entirely comfortable singing - which shows. Delta can pull off singing a song every now and then, but some of the songs she was forced to sing were out of her range to begin with and she often seemed unsure of herself while performing.

All in all, there was a great cast, an occasional big-name country guest star, a few funny moments and catchy songs but overall it was a fairly mediocre series.

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