Designing Women (1986 - )

Designing Women

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Release Date: 1986

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Series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason uses the fictional Atlanta design firm of Sugarbaker and Associates as a witty bully pulpit for caustic social and political humor. The founder of the company is Julia Sugarbaker, a sharp-tongued but elegant and surprisingly compassionate woman. Her younger sister, Suzanne, is a former beauty queen who is long on charm but a bit slow on the uptake. Their associates are Mary Jo Shively, a recent divorcee, and officer manager Charlene Frazier, whose sweetness is matched only by her naivete. Their deliverman is Anthony Bouvier, a well-spoken ex-convict, and cheerfully dotty senior citizen Bernice Clifton often drops by for a visit as well.

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Cast & Crew

Delta Burke
Suzanne Sugarbaker
Dixie Carter
Julia Sugarbaker
Jean Smart
Charlene Frazier Stillfield
Annie Potts
Mary Jo Shively
Meshach Taylor
Anthony Bouvier
Alice Ghostley
Bernice Clifton
Judith Ivey
B.J. Poteet
Hal Holbrook
Reese Watson
Richard Gilliland
J.D. Shackleford
Julia Duffy
Allison Sugarbaker
Jan Hooks
Carlene Frazier Dobber
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 26, 1986
Genre: Comedy
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