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Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
Designing Women revival lands at ABC, as a "sequel"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
ABC has handed out a script commitment to Designing Women creator Linda Bloodworth Thomason's proposed sequel to her hit CBS sitcom, which ended 25 years ago. She'll be joined by her husband, Harry Thomason, who'll return as executive producer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the new Designing Women — which is a multicamera comedy like its predecessor — will follow the next generation of Sugarbakers with a crop of new, young, female designers at an Atlanta interior design firm. The new take will still have the same razor-sharp dialogue and ability to cut through the political, cultural and social factions that rarely agree on anything."
Posted Thursday 9/06/18 at 10:03PM EDT
Evening Shade creators remember Burt Reynolds
Co-creators Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason released a statement paying tribute to Reynolds, who starred on the CBS sitcom from 1990 to 1994, earning an Emmy and a Golden Globe award. "The critically acclaimed series, Evening Shade, was created expressly for and with the incomparable help of Burt Reynolds," said the husband-and-wife producing team. "Burt won the Emmy for best actor during our first season. He was sweet, brash, exasperating, hot-tempered, generous and wickedly talented. To be sure, it was a wild ride. R.I.P. Burt. May your star never go out."