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Old 03-21-09, 01:56 AM
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Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

Used the search function, and didn't find a thread for this. I am sure I'm not the only one excited to finally see this underrated show get released!

Here is the press release:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Des...-Release/11524

For Immediate Release


Glamour, Laughter, Sisterhood...Season One of the
Beloved Television Comedies Finally Comes to DVD!

Designing Women:
The Complete First Season

Starring Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts and Jean Smart
Debuts on DVD May 26, 2009 from Shout! Factory

Experience All 21 Laugh-Packed Episodes and a Special Bonus Feature
"Designing Women: A Reunion" with the Cast and Show Creator
In This Spectacular 4-DVD Deluxe Box Set



When the lively stories of four strong, sassy and sexy Southern women running a boutique interior decorating firm Sugarbaker & Associates hit the television airwaves as Designing Women in 1986, the show brought a new kind of Southern spirit to American television. Smart, ambitious and outspoken, the central characters from Designing Women embodied the contemporary independent women and defied the traditional stereotypes on females from the South. Although Designing Women is a traditional comedy dazzled with richly brewed humor and snappy repartee, the show is also unafraid to feature discussions on topical social and political issues of the time. Designing Women boasts a stellar comic ensemble cast that includes Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts and Jean Smart.

Marking 23 years after Sony Pictures Television's Designing Women's initial premiere on network television, Shout! Factory will release Designing Women: The Complete First Season DVD on May 26, 2009. This deluxe 4-DVD box set includes all 21 memorable episodes of the first season, a special bonus content "Designing Women: A Reunion", featuring Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, and a booklet with introduction written by show creator. A must-have for all die-hard fans of Designing Women and DVD collectors, Designing Women: The Complete First Season is available for the first time on DVD and priced to own at $44.99 SRP.

The much-married, alimony-rich beauty queen Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke) uses her feminine wiles to attract business for the firm - and future ex-husbands for herself. Her sophisticated sister, Julia (Dixie Carter), is nobody's fool and runs the operation - and her own life - with a guarded graciousness. Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts) is the sweet-natured, recently-divorced mother trying to make her own way in the world as a decorator for the first time. Small-town gal Charlene Frazier (Jean Smart) is the naïve, overly-trusting bad-guy magnet who runs the office. They are all devoted to the business and to each other.

When series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason first approached CBS with her proposal, all she knew for sure was that she wanted to do a show featuring these four talented actresses. The network agreed. And based on the power of that ensemble cast and the humanity and humor of their stories, Designing Women was a gift to American television that ran for seven seasons and continues winning fans to this day in reruns all around the world.

Designing Women is a Sony Pictures Television production and has been licensed for distribution by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Inc.

Bonus Feature

* "Designing Women: A Reunion"
Delta Burke, Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Jean Smart and series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason revisit the show as part of the "Fearless Women" seminar series sponsored by The Paley Center for Media (formerly known as The Museum of Television & Radio) in 2006.



About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory's DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company's audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable "best of" compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.

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Hopefully, they'll sell well enough to get all of the seasons released!
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Old 03-21-09, 02:23 AM
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

All I can say is, it's about damn time!

It's been six years since Columbia TriStar first said they were planning to release this, and now it finally looks like it's gonna happen. I love this show, and I can't wait to finally get it on DVD. I'm really only interested in the first five seasons, but it would be nice if all of them were eventually released.

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Old 03-21-09, 03:37 AM
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Crossing fingers here.
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Old 03-21-09, 02:26 PM
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

Okay, I never really watched this show when it was on back when I was a kid. All I do remember is Delta Burke gained alot of weight as the series progressed and IMO Annie Potts was smoking hot.
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Old 04-07-09, 07:43 PM
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

From TVShowsOnDVD.com, they have posted preview clips from the upcoming First Season set!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Des...eo-Clips/11630
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

Finally! I love me some mishak taylor!
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

Cool news!!
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Old 05-07-09, 05:32 PM
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Re: Designing Women: The Complete First Season--May 26, 2009!

Not officially announced yet but Designing Women: The Complete Second Season is rumored for 08/11/09.
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Old 05-07-09, 11:20 PM
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I'm glad they're not waiting to see how Season 1 sells before scheduling, albeit tentatively, Season 2. I love this show, I can't wait to finally have it on DVD.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:59 AM
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Cameron's excellent review for season one is up now. I must admit, I've seen the "famous clip" in a couple of gay bars myself.
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