Half hour comedy series
Four uniquely diverse women-the best of friends-are trying to break into an unfriendly business world with their fledgling decorating firm. Delta Burke is the much-married Suzanne Sugarbaker, glamorous femme fatale and "front person" for the firm. Dixie Carter is Suzanne's flamboyant elder sister Julia, founder of Sugarbaker's Design Center. Julia is a widow with a sharp wit and dramatic flair that reminds people of a young Bette Davis. Annie Potts is Mary Jo Shively, a shy divorcee and mother who has great talents as a decorator but little self-confidence. This is her first job since putting her ex-husband through medical school. Jean Smart is Charlene Frazier, the sharp, super-organized office manager who has the distinct talent of attracting the wrong men.
"Designing Women," created and written by EMMY Award winner Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, explores relationships and discovers the bonds of friendship... and a rich vein of humor.