Designing Women Reunion

TVLine Items: ATX's Designing Women Reunion, Heroes Star on Flash and More

The Designing Women are getting back together.

Cast members Delta Burke, Annie Potts and Jean Smart and guest stars Gerald McRaney, Hal Holbrook and Douglas Barr will join creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason for a reunion panel, marking the CBS comedy’s 30th anniversary, at the ATX Television Festival.

The fest will take place June 8-11 in Austin, Texas.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Alias) will recur on The Flash, beginning with the Nov. 22 episode, as Detective Tom Patterson, Mashable reports.

* Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) is set to play the husband of Felicity Huffman’s character in ABC’s political comedy Libby & Malcolm, from black-ish creator Kenya Barris and co-executive producer Vijal Patel, our sister site Deadline reports.

* ABC’s To Tell the Truth and Match Game will return with new episodes on Sunday, Jan. 1 and Wednesday, Jan. 4, respectively.

* Marlee Matlin (Switched at Birth) will guest-star on Code Black‘s Dec. 7 episode as a deaf patient who arrives at Angels Memorial with her translator after their car rolls over.

* Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland will host the one-hour Nickelodeon special Lip Sync Battle Shorties, which features everyday kids lip-syncing their favorite songs. The program airs Sunday, Dec. 11.

* CBS will air two newly colorized Dick Van Dyke Show episodes — “That’s My Boy??” and “Coast to Coast Big Mouth” — on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8/7c.

* Actor and Empire co-creator Danny Strong will recur during Season 2 of Billions as “a stylish and smooth hedge-fund whale” who butts heads with Damian Lewis’ character, reports. Speaking of the Showtime series, get a first look at the second season (premiering Sunday, Feb. 19):

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  1. Kevin says:

    Match Game returning on January 4th? Hope will see more blanks and Alec Baldwin in Summer 2017.

    • Butch says:

      Replacing scripted series with game shows? How cheap is ABC? I thought we only had to put up with that in the summer. I will not be watching.

  2. Brian says:

    So does Designated Survivor have a long midseason break or is Match Game just on for a few weeks?

  3. iHeart says:

    oh I am guessing that they’ve run out of Lucy episodes to Colourize? well either way I am looking forward to seeing those episodes of Dick Van Dyke

  4. fan says:

    A Designing Women reunion without the late Dixie Carter and Meshach Taylor would just be too sad for me.

  5. lrdslvrhnd says:

    Wait, is Greg Gunberg allowed to work on something without JJ Abrams? (Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed him since Felicity, it just always seems weird to see him in something non-Abrams lol)

  6. anonymous says:

    So I guess Match Game will not be a part of ABC’s Sunday Fun & Games block anymore in the summer of 2017 for which I predict that the self proclaimed Will Arnett reboot of The Gong Show will take it’s place instead.

    Just a thought.