Ready the saxophone and trumpets, because the Sugarbakers might be coming back to television. ABC has given a script commitment to what’s being described as a sequel to Designing Women, which went off the air 25 years ago.
The original series, which ran for seven seasons on CBS, centered on four women and a man who worked together at a Georgia-based interior design firm called Sugarbaker & Associates. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel will see the return of executive producer Harry Thomason as well as series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason, who just this week published a scorching op-ed about how former CBS chief Les Moonves allegedly sabotaged her career. Thomason said that for seven years, Moonves kept her work off the air—despite her contract with CBS, which included penalties for every pilot he rejected. “People asked me for years, ‘Where have you been? What happened to you?’” Thomason wrote Wednesday. “Les Moonves happened to me.” Now, with Moonves gone and her series likely returning to air, it appears Thomason is poised to have the last laugh.
“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,” Thomason wrote…
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