Actress Delta Burke is back in the house - the House of Representatives.

Burke is resurrecting her Suzanne Sugarbaker character from "Designing Women" in a new Washington-based sit-com, "Women of the House," which debuts in January.In the series, Burke's character fills her husband's seat in Congress. .

"Too many people unsolicited came up and said how much they enjoyed me on TV," Burke said in the Dec. 31 issue of TV Guide. "I realized I did have some purpose."