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Women of the House 

Suzanne Sugarbaker of Designing Women (1986) rocks the U.S. Capitol when she takes over her recently-deceased husband's seat in Congress.
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1995  
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A reboot of the 1980s sitcom about a a group of women working at an interior design firm.

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Complete series cast summary:
Delta Burke ...  Suzanne Sugarbaker 12 episodes, 1995
Teri Garr ...  Sissy Emerson 12 episodes, 1995
Patricia Heaton ...  Natalie Hollingsworth 12 episodes, 1995
Jonathan Banks ...  Jim Sugarbaker 6 episodes, 1995
Valerie Mahaffey ...  Jennifer Malone 5 episodes, 1995
Lisa Rieffel ...  Veda Walkman 5 episodes, 1995
William Newman ...  Dave 5 episodes, 1995
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Following her husband Ray's death, Suzanne Sugarbaker moves to Washington to fill her husband's seat in Congress, dragging along her developmentally-disabled brother Jim, and adopted daughter Desi. When she arrives, the only ones willing to work under her are Sissy the drunk, Natty the square, and Malone the frail homemaker. Written by Television Junkie

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English

Release Date:

4 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Julie Hagerty was cast as Jennifer Malone, but a scheduling conflict arose which prevented her from appearing in the first few episodes, so Valerie Mahaffey filled in. Hagerty then starred in two episodes and abruptly quit, so Mahaffey returned for one final appearance and then the character was written out. See more »

Quotes

Suzanne: My five husbands left me plenty of money! And I'm sure I'll marry again. Or as my grandmother used to say, "Honey, if you ever need a million dollars, just remember, you're sitting on it!"
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Spun-off from Designing Women (1986) See more »

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This Was A Truly Terrible Show

I flipped it on once and Delta Burke was giving a speech about 'wive' beating to a bunch of fat-cat male senators. It then proceeds to have violin music or whatever to video of women being beaten that had me confused as to whether it was funny or just plain bad amateur acting. The women's heads were being swung violently and they were bleeding all over the place. It was a truly awful show.


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