In the same vein as four women in Miami, four women in Atlanta took the progressive laughs up a notch for the new decade. Designing Women reruns followed GG airings every evening on Lifetime. They were my post-school TV combo. From Jean Smart’s country bumpkin Charlene; to Annie Potts’ divorced mother; Delta Burke’s ignorantly gorgeous Susan; and, the late Dixie Carter’s Julia Sugarbaker – this cast struck magic. We’ll see if the reviving sequel can carry the same weight.   

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