A Designing Women sequel has been in the works for a little while now, and we also officially now know where the series will end up: At ABC.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, a new version of the classic series has been given a script commitment at the network. Rather than a remake it is being described as a successor that “will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.” With that in mind, we wonder if there will be references to the original series and its cast of characters sprinkled in here and there. Show creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is on board the new version of the series alongside fellow executive producer Harry Thomason. The series hails from Sony, and while there’s no guarantee that it will end up on the air, this is a great start.
In a statement, Bloodworth-Thomason had the following to say on the subject of the series’ big return to television:
“I’m very excited to be working with ABC. And Sony has always been a great partner for Designing Women. 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. We could definitely have some fun.”
The new version of Designing Women is going to be a multi-camera sitcom much like the original, which could make it a good companion piece to The Conners if it ends up being renewed for additional episodes. This new show does have some potential, but the one thing we would express concern over is just that the vast majority of ABC comedies adhere strictly to the family-comedy mold. This is slightly different from that and with that, there are no guarantees it will either land or work moving forward.
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