Heroes of History
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Heroes of History

Designing A Sitcom Feud

Their show was a hit but tensions backstage caused issues

The cast of Designing women before a feud tore them apart. Image from CBS

With the success of The Golden Girls on NBC, CBS executives wanted to cash in on the mature women format. They tasked Linda Bloodworth-Thomason with creating a show that could help their sagging ratings in 1985.

She brought them the concept of Designing Women. Linda already had ideas for casting the…

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