Hulu just announced that it picked up Designing Women. The show ran on CBS from 1986 to 1993, and next month the tales of the Sugarbaker women will stream online for the first time.
For those who weren’t around when it first aired, the series follows Julia Sugarbarker (Dixie Carter), who runs a design firm out of her home in Atlanta alongside her beauty-queen sister Suzanne (Delta Burke), head designer Mary Jo (Annie Potts), and the naïve Charlene (Jean Smart). Their handyman Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor) rounds out the cast as the sole male.
The witty female empowerment sitcom –all 163 episodes– will go online on August 26, which is (no coincidence) Women’s Equality Day.
ABC reportedly has been developing a sequel to the series.
Here’s the late Dixie Carter‘s oft cited “The Night the lights Went Out in Georgia” rant. It is one of the all-time great sitcom monologues. Julia lets Miss Georgia have it when she overhears her insulting her sister Suzanne. It’s GOOD!