Hayden Fox is the head coach of a university football team, and eats, sleeps and lives football. His partner, however, does not share his passion for the sport, which frequently causes ... See full summary »
Craig T. Nelson,
Jerry Van Dyke,
Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter. It's quite an adjustment for everyone, especially the ... See full summary »
Carl Kanisky is chief of police in Glenlawn, California. After the death of his wife, Margaret, he asks her friend, Nell Harper, to come in to keep house and take care of his children, ... See full summary »
Lara Jill Miller,
This series took place in an apartment building numbered 227. The cast would frequently e sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, involved in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plotline.
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
The exterior of Sugarbaker & Associates Interior Design is The Villa Marre, a Victorian mansion built in 1881, and located in the MacArthur Park Historic District of Little Rock, Arkansas. It is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. See more »
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 »
I asked this Northern woman, "Where are ya'll from?" And she said, "I'm from a place where we don't end our sentences with prepositions." So I said, "Okay, where are ya'll from, bitch?"
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Did you hear that? The lights went out in Georgia.
The show was one of a kind for every reason.
Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Jan Hooks, Alice Ghostley, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor, Jean Smart, Judith Ivey etc, were all amazing in the series. The show promoted not only Dixie Carter's on screen presence as a comedic actress but her legacy for her "Terminator" rants and her characters no-non-sense style of dealing with people. Jean's character Charlene needing to know everything, Annie's Mary Jo wanting the best for her children, and even Delta's character Suzanne for providing us with hours of laughter.
Even with what happened behind the scenes, the show remained popular, the first 5 seasons will always be my favourite, with how the characters grew, and even when Delta and Jean left the show tried and even managed to go on for two more seasons, and they never gave up hope.
And with talk now that Designing Women is getting a possible reboot, I hope it can do the original justice. I hope we see how Sugarbakers survived and who runs it now.
So, if you haven't had the chance make sure you catch a few episodes, because its iconic.
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