The characters from the classic sitcom Designing Women reunited for a table read for charity nearly three decades since the finale of the show.

Former series stars and celebrity superfans helped raise money for Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, and World Central Kitchen’s COVID-19 relief efforts to get fresh, nourishing meals to responders working on the frontlines and vulnerable communities across the country.

Returning stars who are reprised their roles included Jean Smart (Charlene Frazier-Stillfield), Annie Potts (Mary Jo Shively), and Scott Bakula (Ted Shively).  Sheryl Lee Ralph previously starred in the series in the role of Etienne Toussaint Bouvier, but played the character Mrs. Sundemeyer this time around. They were joined by Wendi McLendon-Covey as Suzanne Sugarbaker (originally played by Delta Burke), Kyra Sedgwick as Julia Sugarbaker (originally played by Dixie Carter), and Leslie Jordan as Ray Don Simpson (originally played by Arlen Dean Snyder). 

The video for the Designing Women table read can be found on YouTube.

Watch Designing Women stars reunite for charity table read with Jean Smart, Annie Potts, more


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