Designing Women

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Saturday Night Live Alum Jan Hooks Dies at 57

Jan Hooks

Jan Hooks, best known for her five-year run on Saturday Night Live, died Thursday morning in New York, TMZ.com reports. She was... read more

Designing Women Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor, best known for playing Anthony Bouvier on Designing Women, died Saturday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, The Associated Press reports. He was 67.

Born in Boston, Taylor's acting career began on the stage when he was a member of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to pursue a screen career.

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Weekend TV Review: Good Wife Finale, Lifetime's Zero

Michael J. Fox, Matt Czuchry and Julianna Margulies

The gloves come off in a sensational finale to an incredible season of CBS's The Good Wife (Sunday, 9/8c), one of the best and hands down the most purely entertaining drama series anywhere on TV. The intrigue is riveting as rival law firms (Florrick/Agos, Lockhart/Gardner) go for broke, using any means necessary — including possibly illegal electronic eavesdropping — to get the advantage on the other in what now seems a fight to the death. Partners battle partners between and within both teams, and when Christine Baranski (the embattled Diane) faces off with Michael J. Fox (ruthless interloper Louis Canning) for control of the firm she built with the late Will Gardner, the fireworks are as awesome as the surprising fallout.

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Jeffersons and Silver Spoons Director Jack Shea dies at 84

Jack Shea

Inveterate TV sitcom director and Directors Guild of America chief Jack Shea died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 84.

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Criminal Minds Flashes Back to Rossi's Military Past: "It's Been a Long Time Coming"

Meshach Taylor and Joe Mantegna

When Joe Mantegna joined Criminal Minds in Season 3, he had two requests.

"We started talking about story lines and two things I brought up immediately were: I would like to someday explore the fact that [Rossi has] had three wives. Let's have at least one appear. And the other thing was... read more

Annie Potts on Her Animal Practice Role: George's Mom Played a Large Part in His Dysfunction

Annie Potts

"It may be my favorite picture ever," Annie Potts says. And she's not talking about a photo with her co-star Justin Kirk, but one with that other star of Animal Practice : Crystal the Monkey.

"I've worked with a lot of actors and I have to say Crystal is unbelievably magnetic, gifted, totally natural and she's very direct-able," Potts tells TVGuide.com. "I've had costars that were a lot of more difficult. She's adorable. Almost as adorable as Justin."

Potts has to say that because Kirk plays her son on... read more

Annie Potts Tapped as Justin Kirk's Mom on Animal Practice

Annie Potts

Justin Kirk, meet your mommy!

Designing Women alum Annie Potts has been cast as... read more

Which Shows Suffered When Their Leads Left? Which Thrived?

Steve Carell

As The Office prepares to say goodbye to Steve Carell's Michael Scott and Charlie Sheen appears to have been relieved of his duties on Two and a Half Men, the question on most viewers' minds is simple: Will the shows be as good without them?

There's basically only two ways it can go.

For every Cheers or NYPD Blue, there is a Beverly Hills, 90210 or Designing Women.

So, we want to know: read more

Designing Women Star Dixie Carter Dead at 70

Dixie Carter

Dixie Carter, best known as the outspoken Julia Sugarbaker on Designing Women, has died, TVGuide.com has confirmed. She was 70.

Her publicist, Steve Rohr, said Carter died Saturday morning of complications airisng from endometrial cancer... read more

Designing Women Season 2 and Other Announced Releases

Designing Women

New releases announced May 7:

Adam-12 - Season 3 will be coming out August 11

Designing Women - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out August 11

Huckleberry Finn and His Friends - The Complete Series will be coming out June 16

Simon & Simon - Season 3 will be coming out August 18

Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

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Premiered: September 29, 1986, on CBS
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Premise: Savvy single women run Sugarbakers, an Atlanta decorating business, in this saucy sitcom with feminist sensibilities, which also endured its share of tabloid notoriety (thanks in some measure to Delta Burke's fluctuating weight and her departure from the series in 1991). Created by Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, the series garnered 11 Emmy nominations.

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