A Georgia widow shakes up Washington, D.C., when she fills her husband's congressional seat. Delta Burke reprised her Suzanne Sugarbaker role from "Designing Women," teaming again with producers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason.
After she's subpoenaed, Suzanne wonders whether to hand over her diary: she doesn't want anyone to know her weight. Congresswoman Sizemore: Susan Powter. Anthony: Meshach Taylor. Veda: Lisa Rieffel. Suzanne: Delta Burke.
Natalie and Sissy bemoan the scarcity of dates---until a trip to Alaska provides contact with several available men. Steve: Peter Reckell. Rick: Gerard Christopher. Eric: Paul Kersey. Sissy: Teri Garr. Suzanne: Delta Burke.
When Natalie's too sick to visit the imprisoned Ed, a hesitant Sissy (Teri Garr) goes in her place. Ed: Charles Frank. Rhoda: Telma Hopkins. Adam: Adam Carl. Lester: Larry Randolph. Don: Aaron Lustig. Natalie: Patricia Heaton.
Suzanne and her staffers team with three members (Jason Grant Smith, Douglas Sills, Tony Carreiro) of a communications committee to report on the degradation of women in film. Cameos include Roseanne, Loni Anderson, Carol Burnett and Brett Butler. Sissy: Teri Garr. Veda: Lisa Rieffel. Suzanne: Delta Burke. Dave: William Newman.
Baby boomers Suzanne, Natalie and Sissy experience a Generation X gap when a young intern (Lisa Rieffel) joins the staff. Natalie: Patricia Heaton. Dave: William Newman. Suzanne: Delta Burke. Sissy: Teri Garr.
Suzanne's ex-husband Dash (Gerald McRaney) rolls into town after writing a book on their marriage. Jennifer: Valerie Mahaffey. Dave: William Newman. Suzanne: Delta Burke. Sissy: Teri Garr. Natalie: Patricia Heaton.
The differing views among Suzanne and her staffers surface as they make plans to do work over the weekend. Jennifer: Julie Hagerty (who takes over the role from Valerie Mahaffey). Dave: William Newman. Suzanne: Delta Burke.
Suzanne gets invited to the White House, but her first trip may be her last when she breaks Lincoln's bed. Jamie Farr has cameo. Kevin: Scott Michael Montgomery. Dave: William Newman. Suzanne: Delta Burke.