Designing Women

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Designing Women
Created byLinda Bloodworth-Thomason
StarringDixie Carter
Annie Potts
Jean Smart (Seasons 1–6)
Delta Burke (Seasons 1–5)
Meshach Taylor (Seasons 3–7; recurring previously)
Julia Duffy (Season 6)
Jan Hooks (Seasons 6–7)
Judith Ivey (Season 7)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes163 (list of episodes)
Production
Running timeapprox. 30 minutes (with commercials)
Production company(s)Bloodworth-Thomason
Mozark Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 29, 1986 – May 24, 1993
Chronology
Followed byWomen of the House

Designing Women was an American television sitcom. It starred Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and Delta Burke. It was broadcast from September 1986 to May 1993 on CBS. This series was about the working and personal lives of four southern women.

Nielsen ratings[change | change source]

Season Ratings Rank Households
1986–1987 No. 31

14,071,400

1987–1988 No. 33

13,874,760

1988–1989 No. 33

13,541,920

1989–1990 # 23[1] 14,091,300
1990–1991 # 11[2] 15,361,500
1991–1992 # 6[3] 15,933,300
1992–1993 No. 52

9,552,060

DVD releases[change | change source]

Shout! Factory has released all seven seasons of Designing Women on DVD in Region 1.[4]

DVD Name Ep # Release Date
The Complete First Season 22 May 26, 2009
The Complete Second Season 22 August 11, 2009
The Complete Third Season 22 March 2, 2010
The Complete Fourth Season 29 September 14, 2010
The Complete Fifth Season 24 December 6, 2011
The Complete Sixth Season 23 April 3, 2012
The Final Season 22 July 17, 2012


References[change | change source]

  1. TV Ratings > 1980's. ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.
  2. TV Ratings > 1990's. ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.
  3. TV Ratings > 1990's. ClassicTVHits.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.
  4. Designing Women: The Final Season: Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, David Trainer: Movies & TV. Amazon.com. Retrieved on April 21, 2012.

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