Designing Women Poster

Air Date: September 26th, 1986

Network: CBS

Series Summary
Four women run an interior decorating business in Atlanta.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Sitcom

Episodes

  • Season 7 - Episode 21 : Gone With the Whim May 24, 1993

    In a parody of "Gone With the Wind," Sugarbakers redecorate a mansion, according to a woman's bad taste.

  • Season 7 - Episode 20 : A Difficult Cross to Bear May 7, 1993

    Carlene decides to dress like a man when she discovers her new boyfriend (Greg Kean) is a cross-dresser.

  • Season 7 - Episode 19 : The Woman Who Came to Sugarbaker's Apr 30, 1993

    Julia's overbearing former schoolmistress moves in with her after receiving instructions at a seance.

  • Season 7 - Episode 18 : It's Not So Easy Being Green Apr 2, 1993

    Anthony tries to rise above his jealousy when Etienne's (Sheryl Lee Ralph) successful male college friend (Ron Glass) visits.

  • Season 7 - Episode 17 : Shovel Off to Buffalo Mar 12, 1993

    Mary Jo believes that she has acquired the power to heal when Elvis' face mysteriously appears on her snow shovel.

ratings & reviews

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  • Ms. Bloodworth-Thomason is no Susan Harris, whose crackling humor keeps "The Golden Girls" popping steadily from week to week. On the other hand, Designing Women has a first-rate cast. Show More

  • The premiere of Designing Women...provides fewer answers than indications. And the indications are that even good performers in an appealing setting won't make Designing Woman funny without better-designed scripts. Snappy, yes. Laughs, no. Show More

  • May be the most outrageous new comedy since "All in the Family," in terms of what it's willing to try and say. It's going to make some people laugh. It's going to offend some people...For my money, it's the best and brightest new sitcom of the year -- sharp and tart in its writing, sharp and tart in its execution by four splendid actresses. They, and it, have got spirit and style and sass. [29 Sept 1986, p.C1] Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominated Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominated Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series