Following Delta Burke’s exit from the show in the fifth season, the wonderful actress, Judith Ivey was brought essentially as her replacement Not only did she replace Burke, but she also brought something rather special.
Even with her millionaire status, her character has no problem fitting in with her co-workers. In fact, she even ends up saving the day by stopping the company from declaring bankruptcy. How nice!
Scott Bakula As Dr. Ted Shively
Sitcoms of the 80s and 90s would be nothing without Scott Bakula. The man was a staple on TV back then as a star of shows like Quantum Leap and Murphy Brown. In Designing Women, however, Bakula plated the Ted Shively, Mary Jo's ex-husband.
Bakula embodied this sneaky womanizer who had trouble keeping a marriage together. It was always odd to fathom how Mary Jo and Ted had a relationship, to begin with.
Scott Bakula Today
Unlike the unreliable Ted, Scott Bakula is a real stand-up guy. He has struck the perfect balance between his personal life and his professional life. How? When the actor got cast as Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise, he had it put in his contract that he would leave every filming day at 6 pm.
The reason for this was so that he could spend dinner every night with his family. He also made sure that this would happen when he worked on NCIS: New Orleans. It seems like this is a major priority for him. Good going.
Judith Ivey Today
Judith Ivey is not only known for film or TV but also for her work on the stage. Over the course of her career, the actress has starred in several Broadway plays, some of them even earning her a Tony.
Some of her TV shows include The 5 Mrs. Buchanans and Buddies. While it's fair to say that the TV offers have waned over time, you can still catch Ivey on a few episodes of the new show The Accidental Wolf.
Gerald McRaney As Dash Goff
TV writers are often tasked with throwing their characters into relationships. But sometimes they unknowingly ending playing matchmaker for the real actors themselves.
This is the case for actor Gerald McRaney who fell for his co-star Delta Burke. McRaney played the writer, ex-husband of Suzanne, Dash Goff.