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Women of the House 

Suzanne Sugarbaker of Designing Women (1986) rocks the U.S. Capitol when she takes over her recently-deceased husband's seat in Congress.
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1995  
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Complete series cast summary:
Delta Burke ...  Suzanne Sugarbaker 12 episodes, 1995
Teri Garr ...  Sissy Emerson 12 episodes, 1995
Patricia Heaton ...  Natalie Hollingsworth 12 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Banks ...  Jim Sugarbaker 6 episodes, 1995
Valerie Mahaffey ...  Jennifer Malone 5 episodes, 1995
Lisa Rieffel ...  Veda Walkman 5 episodes, 1995
William Newman ...  Dave 5 episodes, 1995
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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 Television Junkie

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Who says you can't wear cleavage to Congress? See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Suzanne: 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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Referenced in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Dream Date (1996) See more »

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Never had a chance
29 July 2004 | by MikurtisSee all my reviews

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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