Does true glamour even exist anymore? I’m not so sure that it does. That’s why I’m side-eying the Designing Women reboot which has just found a home at ABC, the network that gave us decadent, high minded fare such as the Roseanne reboot and The Bachelor. According to TV Line, ABC has a script commitment in place and they’ve got some ideas about what Designing Women 2.0 might look like. According to TV Line:
Original series creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason and executive producer Harry Thomason are behind the new multi-cam series, which will “follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm.”
Linda says she’s not usually a fan of reboots but in this case she’s willing to let her ideals slip, just this one time, something Julia Sugarbaker would NEVER do.
“I’m very excited to be working with ABC,” Bloodworth Thomason tells THR. “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.”
ABC did such a bang-up job of addressing our current political climate on a situation comedy with Roseanne, what could go wrong?! No casting news to report yet, only that “several classic characters will make occasional appearances in the event that ABC orders the sequel to series” so I expect to see Annie Potts, Jean Smart and Delta Burke (the only surviving primary cast members) show those upstart new designers the true meaning of glamour with the help of some local Atlanta drag queens. Because if Nina Bo’Nina Brown doesn’t make an appearance, they might as well just cancel it now.