Original show creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason is shopping the idea around.
It seems all the great 80s sitcoms are making some sort of fresh comeback from "Roseanne" to "Murphy Brown" and now there are talks of rebooting the popular southern comedy "Designing Women."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, original series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has been working with Sony Pictures Television Studios to find a home and a green light for the series.
The original ran from 1986 to 1993 and touched on many hot topics from women's rights, domestic abuse and in one Emmy-winning episode, AIDS.
The concept followed four southern women with different personalities who worked together in an interior design business. They and their assistant played by the late Meshach Taylor dealt with issues relevant to the time. Dixie Carter, who passed away in 2010, was the matriarch of the group and became the outspoken voice of liberal-minded fans until the show went off the air over two decades ago.
It is that sort of commentary that series original Annie Potts says would be welcomed in modern times.
"I would love that," she told EW recently. “I don’t know when I’d find the time for it, but I think that they could use a show like Designing Women, feisty smart women that didn’t take any BS from anybody. Every Monday night was a #MeToo moment for us, and we were talking about it; we were very political. I’m sad that there’s not such a strong voice, I don’t think, in any singular show. Nobody is doing what we did then. So yeah, if [creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason] wanted to write six episodes and do it in my hiatus, I would be there in a minute.”