Designing Women

Genre: Comedy
Premiere: 1986 - 1993
Network: CBS
Sessons: 7
Full Episodes: 163
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Designing Women focuses on Julia Sugarbaker, a soft spoken southern woman and her ex-beauty queen and snobby sister Suzanne who own "Sugarbakers Design House" in Atlanta, Georgia. Their co-workers included the pretty red head Mary Jo and the sometimes dimitted but also pretty Charlene. Anthony was a black ex-con just recently out of prison who got a job at Sugarbakers doing delivery work. The series mainly focuses on the five of them, but they got frequent visits from their friends, family and customers. Julia's sometimes commanding boyfriend Reese visited and so did Charlene's husband Bill who is a US Colonel. Further uproar in Mary Jo's part included her confrontations with her children Quint and Claudia and her ex-husband Ted, until she got a new boyfriend named J.D. By far, Sugarbaker's frequent customer was the crazy old lady named Berniece. In 1989, Reese died and Suzanne moved away. Julia was forced to babysit the rich spoiled 10-year old Randa Oliver for a few weeks and Julia and her made a quick relationship between young and old. In 1991, Charlene and Bill also left to pursue other things, but Charlene's sister Carlene took her place as well did Julia's mean, snobby cousin Allison. In 1993 Julia finally sold Sugarbaker's design firm to her friend and new co-worker Bonnie at the end of the series.
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Date Aired Designing Women Episodes
Season 1
29 September 1986 Season 1, Episode 1: Designing Women
06 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 2: The Beauty Contest
20 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 3: A Big Affair
27 October 1986 Season 1, Episode 4: Julia's Son
03 November 1986 Season 1, Episode 5: Mary Jo's First Date
17 November 1986 Season 1, Episode 6: Design House
24 November 1986 Season 1, Episode 7: Perky's Visit
04 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 8: I Do, I Don't
11 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 9: The IT Men
18 December 1986 Season 1, Episode 10: The Slumber Party
01 January 1987 Season 1, Episode 11: New Year's Daze
01 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 12: Old Spouses Never Die (1)
01 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 13: Old Spouses Never Die (2)
08 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 14: Monette
15 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 15: And Justice For Paul
22 February 1987 Season 1, Episode 16: Reese's Friend
16 March 1987 Season 1, Episode 17: Nashville Bound
23 March 1987 Season 1, Episode 18: Oh, Suzannah
06 April 1987 Season 1, Episode 19: Mary Jo's Dad Dates Charlene
13 April 1987 Season 1, Episode 20: Seams From a Marriage
04 May 1987 Season 1, Episode 21: Grand Slam, Thank You Ma'am
11 May 1987 Season 1, Episode 22: Bachelor Suite
Season 2
14 September 1987 Season 2, Episode 1: 101 Ways to Decorate a Gas Station
21 September 1987 Season 2, Episode 2: Ted Remarries
28 September 1987 Season 2, Episode 3: Anthony, Jr.
05 October 1987 Season 2, Episode 4: Killing All the Right People
19 October 1987 Season 2, Episode 5: Half an Air Bubble Off
26 October 1987 Season 2, Episode 6: Dash Goff, the Writer
09 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 7: Heart Attacks
16 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 8: Cruising
23 November 1987 Season 2, Episode 9: I'll Be Seeing You
07 December 1987 Season 2, Episode 10: Stranded
14 December 1987 Season 2, Episode 11: Howard the Date
21 December 1987 Season 2, Episode 12: I'll Be Home For Christmas
04 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 13: Great Expectations
11 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 14: Second Time Around
18 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 15: Oh, Brother
25 January 1988 Season 2, Episode 16: There's Some Black People Coming to Dinner
01 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 17: The Return of Ray Don
08 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 18: High Rollers
15 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 19: The Incredibly Elite Bona Fide Blue-Blood Beaumont Driving Club
22 February 1988 Season 2, Episode 20: How Great Thou Art
21 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 21: Ted-Bare
28 March 1988 Season 2, Episode 22: Reservations for Eight
Season 3
14 November 1988 Season 3, Episode 1: Reservations for 12, Plus Ursula
21 November 1988 Season 3, Episode 2: The Candidate
28 November 1988 Season 3, Episode 3: E.P. Phone Home
05 December 1988 Season 3, Episode 4: Getting Married and Eating Dirt
12 December 1988 Season 3, Episode 5: Big Haas and Little Falsie
19 December 1988 Season 3, Episode 6: Hard Hats and Lovers
02 January 1989 Season 3, Episode 7: Curtains
09 January 1989 Season 3, Episode 8: The Wilderness Experience
16 January 1989 Season 3, Episode 9: Tyrone
23 January 1989 Season 3, Episode 10: Mr. Bailey
13 February 1989 Season 3, Episode 11: The Naked Truth
20 February 1989 Season 3, Episode 12: The Junies
27 February 1989 Season 3, Episode 13: One Sees, the Other Doesn't
06 March 1989 Season 3, Episode 14: Odell
13 March 1989 Season 3, Episode 15: Full Moon
20 March 1989 Season 3, Episode 16: Ms. Meal Ticket
27 March 1989 Season 3, Episode 17: The Engagement
10 April 1989 Season 3, Episode 18: Come On and Marry Me, Bill
01 May 1989 Season 3, Episode 19: The Women of Atlanta
08 May 1989 Season 3, Episode 20: Stand and Fight
15 May 1989 Season 3, Episode 21: The Last Humorously-Dressed Bellboy in America
22 May 1989 Season 3, Episode 22: Julia Drives Over the First Amendment
Season 4
18 September 1989 Season 4, Episode 1: The Proxy Pig and Great Pretenders
25 September 1989 Season 4, Episode 2: One Night With You
02 October 1989 Season 4, Episode 3: There She Is
16 October 1989 Season 4, Episode 4: Nightmare From Hee Haw
23 October 1989 Season 4, Episode 5: The Girlfriend
30 October 1989 Season 4, Episode 6: The Rowdy Girls
13 November 1989 Season 4, Episode 7: Bernice's Sanity Hearing
20 November 1989 Season 4, Episode 8: Julia Gets Her Head Stuck in a Fence
27 November 1989 Season 4, Episode 9: Julia and Suzanne's Big Adventure
04 December 1989 Season 4, Episode 10: Manhunt
11 December 1989 Season 4, Episode 11: They Shoot Fat Women, Don't They?
18 December 1989 Season 4, Episode 12: You Got to Have Friends
01 January 1990 Season 4, Episode 13: The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century (1)
01 January 1990 Season 4, Episode 14: The First Day of the Last Decade of the Entire Twentieth Century (2)
08 January 1990 Season 4, Episode 15: The Mistress
15 January 1990 Season 4, Episode 16: The Fur Lies
29 January 1990 Season 4, Episode 17: Oh, What a Feeling
05 February 1990 Season 4, Episode 18: Anthony and Vanessa
19 February 1990 Season 4, Episode 19: Payne Grows Up
26 February 1990 Season 4, Episode 20: Tornado Watch
12 March 1990 Season 4, Episode 21: Tough Enough
19 March 1990 Season 4, Episode 22: It's A Wonderful Life
03 April 1990 Season 4, Episode 23: Foreign Affairs
09 April 1990 Season 4, Episode 24: Suzanne Goes Looking For a Friend
07 May 1990 Season 4, Episode 25: Have Faith
09 May 1990 Season 4, Episode 26: Their Finest Hour
14 May 1990 Season 4, Episode 27: Anthony's Graduation
21 May 1990 Season 4, Episode 28: La Place sans Souci
Season 5
17 September 1990 Season 5, Episode 1: A Blast From the Past
24 September 1990 Season 5, Episode 2: Papa Was a Rolling Stone
01 October 1990 Season 5, Episode 3: Working Mother
15 October 1990 Season 5, Episode 4: Miss Trial
22 October 1990 Season 5, Episode 5: The Bachelor Auction
29 October 1990 Season 5, Episode 6: Charlene Buys a House
05 November 1990 Season 5, Episode 7: Old Rebels and Young Models
12 November 1990 Season 5, Episode 8: Nowhere To Run To
19 November 1990 Season 5, Episode 9: A Class Act
26 November 1990 Season 5, Episode 10: Keep the Homes Fire Burning
10 December 1990 Season 5, Episode 11: My Daughter, Myself
17 December 1990 Season 5, Episode 12: And Now, Here's Bernice
07 January 1991 Season 5, Episode 13: Pearls of Wisdom
14 January 1991 Season 5, Episode 14: High Noon in a Laundry Room
28 January 1991 Season 5, Episode 15: How Long Has This Been Going On?
04 February 1991 Season 5, Episode 16: The Emperor's New Nose
11 February 1991 Season 5, Episode 17: Maybe, Baby
25 February 1991 Season 5, Episode 18: This is Art?
04 March 1991 Season 5, Episode 19: Blame it on New Orleans
18 March 1991 Season 5, Episode 20: I'll See You in Court
08 April 1991 Season 5, Episode 21: The Big Circle
29 April 1991 Season 5, Episode 22: Friends and Husbands
06 May 1991 Season 5, Episode 23: Fore!
13 May 1991 Season 5, Episode 24: The Pride of Sugarbakers
Season 6
16 September 1991 Season 6, Episode 1: The Big Desk (1)
16 September 1991 Season 6, Episode 2: The Big Desk (2)
23 September 1991 Season 6, Episode 3: A Toe in the Water
30 September 1991 Season 6, Episode 4: Dwayne's World
07 October 1991 Season 6, Episode 5: Marriage Most Foul
14 October 1991 Season 6, Episode 6: Picking a Winner
21 October 1991 Season 6, Episode 7: Last Tango in Atlanta
04 November 1991 Season 6, Episode 8: The Strange Case of Clarence and Anita
11 November 1991 Season 6, Episode 9: Just Say Doe
18 November 1991 Season 6, Episode 10: Julia and Rusty, Sittin' in a Tree
02 December 1991 Season 6, Episode 11: Julia and Mary Jo Get Stuck Under a Bed
09 December 1991 Season 6, Episode 12: Real, Scary Men
16 December 1991 Season 6, Episode 13: Tales Out of School
06 January 1992 Season 6, Episode 14: Driving My Mama Back Home
13 January 1992 Season 6, Episode 15: Payne Comes Home
20 January 1992 Season 6, Episode 16: Carlene's Apartment
03 February 1992 Season 6, Episode 17: Mamed
24 February 1992 Season 6, Episode 18: A Scene From a Mall
02 March 1992 Season 6, Episode 19: All About Odes to Atlanta
09 March 1992 Season 6, Episode 20: I Enjoy Being a Girl
23 March 1992 Season 6, Episode 21: L.A. Story
27 April 1992 Season 6, Episode 22: A Little Night Music
04 May 1992 Season 6, Episode 23: Shades of Vanessa
Season 7
25 September 1992 Season 7, Episode 1: Of Human Bondage
02 October 1992 Season 7, Episode 2: Sex and the Single Woman
16 October 1992 Season 7, Episode 3: Mary Jo vs. the Terminator
23 October 1992 Season 7, Episode 4: On the Road Again
30 October 1992 Season 7, Episode 5: Screaming Passages
06 November 1992 Season 7, Episode 6: Viva Las Vegas (1)
13 November 1992 Season 7, Episode 7: Fools Rush In (2)
20 November 1992 Season 7, Episode 8: Love Letters
04 December 1992 Season 7, Episode 9: The Vision Thing
11 December 1992 Season 7, Episode 10: Trial and Error
08 January 1993 Season 7, Episode 11: Too Dumb to Date
15 January 1993 Season 7, Episode 12: The Odyssey
22 January 1993 Season 7, Episode 13: Oh Dog, Poor Dog
05 February 1993 Season 7, Episode 14: Wedding Redux
12 February 1993 Season 7, Episode 15: Nude Julia, New York Morning
05 March 1993 Season 7, Episode 16: Sex, Lies and Bad Hair Days
12 March 1993 Season 7, Episode 17: Shovel Off to Buffalo
02 April 1993 Season 7, Episode 18: It's Not So Easy Being Green
30 April 1993 Season 7, Episode 19: The Woman Who Came to Sugarbakers
07 May 1993 Season 7, Episode 20: The Lying Game
24 May 1993 Season 7, Episode 21: Gone With a Whim (1)
24 May 1993 Season 7, Episode 22: Gone With a Whim (2)