Delta (1992)

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Delta is a short-lived U.S television sitcom series produced by ABC starring Delta Burke. Burke plays a woman who leaves her life behind to pursue her dream as a country music singer. Burke, most popular for her role as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the popular CBS sitcom Designing Women, reportedly utilized her own singing talents for the role of Bishop, and dyed her familiar brunette hair blonde to play the role. The series premiered September 15, 1992, to healthy ratings following the ABC blockbuster Roseanne. The series then moved to Thursday nights opposite FOX's The Simpsons, and ratings began to sink. The show was pulled from the schedule and returned to ABC the following Spring for six episodes before finally being canceled. In an attempt to infuse ratings, Burke brought her brunette hair back that spring, in the sake of familiarity, but it did little to save the series.

The theme song for the show was Reba McEntire's 'Climb That Mountain High' which was not a charted Reba single. The tune appears on the 1990 MCA album Rumor Has It.

The show received one Golden Globe Award nomination, to co-star Earl Holliman for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a TV-Series".

Series Cast

  1. Delta Burke as Delta Bishop

    Delta Burke

    Delta Bishop

    22 Episodes

  2. Earl Holliman as Darden Towe

    Earl Holliman

    Darden Towe

    22 Episodes

  3. Beth Grant as Thelma Wainwright

    Beth Grant

    Thelma Wainwright

    22 Episodes

  4. Gigi Rice as Lavonne Overton

    Gigi Rice

    Lavonne Overton

    22 Episodes

  5. Nancy Giles as Connie Morris

    Nancy Giles

    Connie Morris

    22 Episodes

  6. Bill Engvall as Buck Overton

    Bill Engvall

    Buck Overton

    22 Episodes

  7. Joe Urla as Sandy Scott

    Joe Urla

    Sandy Scott

    22 Episodes

  8. Elizabeth Wilson as Rosiland Dupree

    Elizabeth Wilson

    Rosiland Dupree

    22 Episodes

  9. Kevin Scannell as Charlie Bishop

    Kevin Scannell

    Charlie Bishop

    3 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1992 • 22 Episodes

Season 1 of Delta premiered on September 15, 1992.

Delta's Little Dilemma

(1x17, August 25, 1993)

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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