Designing Women is an American television sitcom that centered around the working and personal lives of four women in an interior design firm in Atlanta, Georgia. The show was created by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason who wrote many of the episodes in the show's initial seasons.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Designing Women Reunion Aired: Jan. 01, 2006
Revisiting the show as part of the Fearless Women Seminar series sponsored by the Paley Center for Media in 2006
Series Fun Facts
- As with many shows, the pilot features a set that's different from that of the one used once the show is picked up by the network; in this case, there is a stepped entryway beyond the front…
[show]As with many shows, the pilot features a set that's different from that of the one used once the show is picked up by the network; in this case, there is a stepped entryway beyond the front door, Julia's desk is located front-and-center of the set, and much of the furniture is completely different. Sharp-eyed viewers will also note the dark and grainy quality of the pilot, which is in contrast to the bright, warm, crisp look of the remaining episodes. Dedicated viewers will also note that not only is Suzanne's relationship with Ted, Mary Jo's ex-husband, almost NEVER referred to again after the initial episode, but that Julia alludes to Suzanne's "many" marriages, though in later shows, it's clearly stated Suzanne has only been married three times.
- Of the 25 series the major television networks debuted in 1986, Designing Women was the only one to still be on the air for the 1992-3 season.
- Of the original cast, Jean Smart was the only one not born in the south/southeastern United States. She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.