‘Designing Women’ Reboot in the Works at Sony

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, creator of the original ’90s sitcom, is attached to lead the project

Designing Women

Sony has yet another reboot in the works. The television studio is developing an update of the ’90s sitcom “Designing Women.”

The show’s original creator, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, is attached to lead the reboot, according to TVLine.

“Designing Women” ran for seven seasons on CBS, before concluding on May 24, 1993, sharing a night with “Murphy Brown.” You know, that other classic comedy about to return to the network.

The series centers around the fictional design firm Sugarbaker and Associates, a witty bully pulpit for caustic social and political humor. The founder of the company is Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter), a sharp-tongued but elegant and surprisingly compassionate woman. Her younger sister, Suzanne (Delta Burke), is a former beauty queen who is long on charm but a bit slow on the uptake. Their associates are Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts), a recent divorcee, and officer manager Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart), whose sweetness is matched only by her naivete. Their deliverman is Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor), a well-spoken ex-convict, and cheerfully dotty senior citizen Bernice Clifton (Alice Ghostley) often drops by for a visit as well.

It is unclear what cast members — if any — would return for the reboot, with Carter having passed on in 2010 and and Taylor in 2014.

Sony had no comment when reached by TheWrap and a representative for Bloodworth-Thomason did not immediately respond to our request.

If taken to series, the reboot would join a long list of shows that have either already been brought back or are currently in the works, including its pal “Murphy Brown,” “Will & Grace,” “Roseanne,” “Alf,” “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Aeon Flux,” “Amazing Stories,” “American Idol,” and “Animaniacs.”