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Recast "Designing Women" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Designing Women" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

I don't know about you, but I have a weakness for "Designing Women," the show about four sassy Southern belles (and an ex-con) who run an interior-design business. The series ran from 1986 to 1993 but lives on in Lifetime re-runs. It was hokey at times, but Annie Potts, Delta Burke, and the gang offered plenty of attitude and entertaining hijinks.

If you were casting this show today, who would you put in the main roles? Leave your entry in the comment section below by the end of the day TODAY, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, April 10, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

Characters to recast:
Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter)
Suzanne Sugarbaker (Delta Burke)
Mary Jo Shively (Annie Potts)
Charlene Frazier Stillfield (Jean Smart)
Anthony Bouvier (Meshach Taylor)

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D-Diggity D-Diggity 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker - Angela Basset Suzanne Sugarbaker - Jennifer Hudson Mary Jo Shively - Tracee Ellis Ross Charlene Frazier Stillfield - Lela Rochon Anthony Bouvier - Freddie Prinz Jr.
mom2 mom2 10 years
julia - rachel mcadams suzanne - linday lohan charleen - nicole richie mary joe - christina ricci anthony - william velderama not that combo will make me turn in!
veronique veronique 10 years
Julia - Anne Hathaway Suzanne - Zoey Deschanel Charleen - Tara Reid Mary Joe - Jena Malone Anthony - Nick Cannon
iMac-addict iMac-addict 10 years
One of my favorites here we go keep on mind hte originals where the best and none of my picks woudl probably do a Tv show ja ja Julia Sugarbaker = Annette Bening Suzanne Sugarbaker = Cathereen Zeta Jones Charleen = Reese Witherspoon Mary Joe = Sandra oh (hope that is how you spell it) Anthony = Martin lawrence iMac...Kisses
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
Sorry, but I never liked this show. ____________________________________ *Just My Opinion*
sugarette sugarette 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker................. Heather Locklear Suzanne Sugarbaker............... Jennifer Love Hewitt Mary Jo Shively ................. Kerri Russell Charlene Frazier Stillfield ..... Heidi Klum Anthony Bouvier ................. Anthony Anderson
sarap-007 sarap-007 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker- Marcia Cross Suzanne Sugarbaker- Kim Cattrall Charlene Frazier Stillfield- Kirstie Alley Mary Jo Shively- Drea De Matteo Anthony Bouvier- David Grier
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Kelly O - I agree. This was really hard for me to come up with anything. No one is as great as Delta and Dixie. And Jean and Annie!
shopaholic39 shopaholic39 10 years
Suzanne: Geena Davis Julia: Missi Pyle Charlene: Jennifer Coolidge Mary Jo: Jenna Fischer (from "The Office") Anthony: Chris Rock It's the perfect cast, and Jen Coolidge (from American Pie fame is totally Charlene like) Hey, what about crazy old Bernice?
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 10 years
Julia: Mary Louise Parker Suzanne: Kristen Chenowith Charlene: Jane Krakowski Mary Jo: Emily Procter Anthony: DH Hughley
RCLdesigngirl RCLdesigngirl 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker: Angie Harmon (Julia had the "take charge" personality with just a little bit of a hard edge - plus, both Dixie Carter and Angie Harmon have that velvety sounding voice!) Suzanne Sugarbaker: Ashley Judd (Suzanne was a pageant winner, so who better to play the beauty than the lovely Ashley Judd?) Charlene Frazier: Maggie Grace (Let's face it, Charlene was an airhead...enough said.) Mary Jo Shively: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Mary Jo was the outspoken one who was always kinda - sorta the odd man out.) Anthony Bouvier: Terrence Howard (Because Anthony spent a little time in the clink, but still had that somewhat feminine air about him.)
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
There is no one worthy for their roles today ... nor ever will be. You know that, right?
Kelly-O Kelly-O 10 years
You just simply cannot recast this. I'm actually sitting here dumbfounded looking at some of the people named to recast these characters... REALLY? (Like that episode of South Park when Kyle keeps turning his head and saying "REALLY?")
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
Ok so I looked at the other post's and wanted to try to be more original. Here goes= Julia Sugarbaker= Teri Hatcher Suzanne Sugarbaker= Carla Gugino Charlene Frazier= Julia Roberts Mary Jo= Charleze Theron Anthony= Sean Hayes I know this is probably against the "rules" but I had to.
aras8218 aras8218 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker= Ashley Judd Suzanne Sugarbaker= Wynonna Judd Charlene Frazier= Reese Witherspoon Mary Jo= Rachel Mcadams Anthony= Martin Lawrence
JennaV JennaV 10 years
One of my FAVE shows of all time!!! I cannot bring myself to do a recast but I am enjoying reading what you all are coming up with!
JDLJack01 JDLJack01 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker = Sela Ward Suzanne Sugarbaker = Jennifer Tilly Mary Jo Shively = Park Overall Charlene Frazier Stillfield = Cherry Oteri Anthony Bouvier = Farnsworth Bentley (Diddy's Butler)
wallflwr21 wallflwr21 10 years
Ashley Judd as Julia Sugarbaker. Reese Witherspoon as Suzanne (we'll get her a wig). Rachel McAdams as Mary Jo. Katherine Heigl as Charlene. and David Allen Grier as Anthony.
pinkcotton pinkcotton 10 years
OK....I got.. Julia Sugarbaker--Jennifer Aniston Suzanne Sugarbaker--Leslie Grossman Mary Jo Shively--Jennifer Garner Charlene Frazier Stillfield--Jessica Simpson Anthony Bouvier--Neil Patrick Harris (with a slight hip switch, but still an ex-con).
Cammirae Cammirae 10 years
Okay, here goes: ( this is my first attempt at this, so be kind!!) Ashley Judd- Julia Monica Lewinsky- Suzanne Missi Pyle- Charlene Lauren Holly- Mary Jo Tracey Morgan- Meshach
SillyBecky SillyBecky 10 years
OK, here goes... Julia Sugarbaker- Reese Witherspoon Suzanne Sugarbaker-Dita von Teese Mary Jo Shively- Amy Sedaris Charlene Frazier Stillfield- Jessica Simpson Anthony Bouvier- Miss Jay from ANTM
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker (Jaclyn Smith) Suzanne Sugarbaker (Angie Harmon) Mary Jo Shively (Jasmine Guy) Charlene Frazier Stillfield (Jaime Presley) Anthony Bouvier (Chiwetel Ejiofor) Style Before Comfort!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
Oooo yiddidea- I didn't even think about Reba McEntire!! good call!
yiddidea yiddidea 10 years! Julia Sugarbaker - Reba McEntire Suzanne Sugarbaker - Wynona Judd Mary Jo Shively - Reese Witherspoon Charlene Frazier Stillfield - Jennifer Coolidge Anthony Bouiver - Jay Alexander (Ms. Jay on America's Next Top Model)
Heathermg Heathermg 10 years
Julia Sugarbaker--Kristen Davis Suzanne Sugarbaker--Kirtsie Alley Mary Jo Shively--Ellen Degeneres Charlene Frazier Stillfield---Heather Locklear Anthony Bouvier--Tracy Morgan That would make for a damn funny show.
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