Another popular '80s/'90s sitcom has found new life.
ABC is looking to bring back "Designing Women." The network has given a script commitment to a sequel series from original creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason, according to a new report from THR report. The series would center on young female relatives of original characters Julia (Dixie Carter) and Suzanne (Delta Burke), the Sugarbaker sisters.
"Designing Women" focused on the employees of Sugarbaker & Associates, an interior design firm. Similarly, the sequel will follow designers at an Atlanta firm, and it is said to have "the same razor-sharp dialogue," plus again tackle social and political issues. Bloodworth Thomason teased that "we could definitely have some fun," according to THR.
Given the family connection between the shows' characters, there will be opportunities for original cast members to make appearances. Another key player coming back again is Harry Thomason, who is executive producing alongside his wife, Bloodworth Thomason. Meanwhile, Sony Pictures Television will again produce.
There have been countless reboots, revivals, and sequels in recent years, but since people keep watching them, why not?