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‘Designing Women’ Revival in the Works at ABC

Proposed New Version Will Again Focus on Designers in Atlanta

ABC has given a script commitment to a reboot sitcom from “Designing Women” creators Linda Bloodworth Thomason and Harry Thomason, which aired on CBS from 1986 to 1993 and was the network’s attempt to capitalize on the then success of NBC’s “The Golden Girls.” Sony Pictures Television is the studio behind the potential series. 
News of the show’s movement toward, which was originally reported last month, came on the heels of Linda Bloodworth Thomason publishing a blistering column about her years of experience working with former CBS chairman Les Moonves.  

This potential new version of “Designing Women” on ABC will, like the original, be a multi-camera comedy and focus on a new group of female interior designers. No casting has been announced.

“Designing Women” originally starred Dixie Carter, Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart.