Beginning Monday, June 26 at 11 AM ET on getTV
getTV expands its popular daytime programming block with the groundbreaking 1986 sitcom “DESIGNING WOMEN”—airing daily (Mon.-Thurs.) from 11 a.m. ET to 1 p.m. ET, starting Monday, June 26. The hit series will make its network debut in a special countdown event featuring 30 of “DESIGNING WOMEN’s” favorite episodes, with six episodes airing every evening at 9 p.m. ET from Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. The Network has Acquired 5 Seasons of the Acclaimed Series.
“DESIGNING WOMEN” stars Dixie Carter as the outspoken and independent Julia Sugarbaker, the head of a successful Atlanta-based design firm who runs her company with her former pageant starlet sister Suzanne (Delta Burke), along with the pragmatic head designer Mary Jo (Annie Potts), and the sweet-natured naïve office manager Charlene (Jean Smart). Together, they deal with the trials of work, love, and each other, with the help of scene-stealing delivery man Anthony (Meshach Taylor), who pops in to give his take on the issues the firm is facing. Notable guests include Dolly Parton, Scott Bakula, Hal Holbrook, Jonathan Banks, Bill Engvall, George Newbern and Tony Goldwyn.
Throughout its EMMY®-winning seven-season run, the show was celebrated for its portrayal of strong female characters, bolstered by Julia’s progressive views and stunning monologues which quickly became one of the series’ signature features. Though known for its undeniable Southern charm, DESIGNING WOMEN was unafraid to address a variety of serious topics such as homophobia, racism, and domestic violence, and earned two EMMY® nominations for its emotional portrayal of the AIDS epidemic, which claimed the life of the mother of series creator and writer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason.