All Seven Seasons of “Designing Women” Are Coming to Hulu Next Month
We couldn’t think of a more apt day for a show about four strong women to return than August 26. It’s the 46th annual Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that prohibited states from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex.
“Designing Women” follows Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), her sister Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke), and their mother Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts) as they run Sugarbaker & Associates, an interior design firm in Atlanta. They’re joined by office manager Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart) and handyman Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor). The Emmy-winning comedy ran on CBS from 1986 until 1993 and didn’t shy away from topics like women’s rights, domestic abuse, racism, homophobia, and the AIDS epidemic.
It’s been a great year for fans of “Designing Women.” Not only is the show coming to Hulu, but a reboot is in the works as well. As The Hollywood Reporter reported in September 2018, ABC gave a script commitment to a sequel. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the creator of the original “Designing Women,” is returning to helm the new project.
“I’m very excited to be working with ABC. And Sony has always been a great partner for ‘Designing Women,’ Bloodworth-Thomason told The Hollywood Reporter last September. “Normally, I’m not a fan of reboots but ‘Designing Women’ does seem to have the right fengshui for all that is going on right now. We could definitely have some fun.”
This is one reboot we can definitely get behind. And if you’ve never seen the original, you’ll be able to catch up on Hulu very soon.