Following her husband Ray's death, Suzanne Sugarbaker moves to Washington to fill her husband's seat in Congress, dragging along her developmentally-disabled brother Jim, and adopted daughter Desi. When she arrives, the only ones willing to work under her are Sissy the drunk, Natty the square, and Malone the frail homemaker.Written by
Julie Hagerty was cast as Jennifer Malone, but a scheduling conflict arose which prevented her from appearing in the first few episodes, so Valerie Mahaffey filled in. Hagerty then starred in two episodes and abruptly quit, so Mahaffey returned for one final appearance and then the character was written out. See more »
My five husbands left me plenty of money! And I'm sure I'll marry again. Or as my grandmother used to say, "Honey, if you ever need a million dollars, just remember, you're sitting on it!"
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Okay, it wasn't as funny as "Designing Women" but this was a funny show. It had an excellent cast... had it been given more of a chance, it may actually have been better than the show it spun off from. Suzanne Sugarbaker was back and was better than ever! The rest of the characters were pretty much darker versions of the characters on "DW". Teri Garr was a recovering alcoholic and journalist... with a sarcasm similar to Mary Jo. Malone was a wide-eyed innocent divorced Charlene with two children who idolized the Menendez Brothers. Natalie was Suzanne's adviser... she exuded the class and sophistication of Julia but was a Conservative... and had an affair with a married Congressman who was now in jail.
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