Seminal ’90s sitcom Sister, Sister may finally join several of its former “TGIF” peers in reboot form, according to one of the main stars of the show, actress Tia Mowry.
Reporters for Nylon recently interviewed one-half of the still in-demand identical twin notables, 38, who shared with the publication that the ongoing talk surrounding the possible revival of the comedy, which ran for two seasons on ABC starting in 1994 before being moved to The WB — now known as The CW — for its final four, is still very much “ongoing.”
“We’re looking, right now, for a producer and a writer, someone who can kind of be a leader of the pack in regards to running the show,” Mowry, now married to fellow actor Cory Hardrict (All Eyez On Me), expressed to Nylon.
Unfortunately, as Tia tells it, the fans’ interest alone isn’t enough to get the idea of a Sister, Sister reboot off the ground, so to speak.
“I thought people would kind of be jumping on it, but it’s a lot harder than my sister and I thought it would be,” she admitted.
“Everything in my career has always been a challenge, [though],” she continued, before confirming that she and Tamera were not backing down in bringing the show back to the airwaves at some point in the future.
“It’s not dead in any kind of way,” Mowry said of the Sister, Sister reboot project.
“We’re moving forward, we’re taking those strides. They’re slow strides, but we’re pushing as hard as we can to make people happy and make our fans happy.”
For those who may have never seen the show (or are in need of a refresher nearly two decades after its 1999 series finale), Sister, Sister centered on a pair of identical twins who were separated at birth after being adopted by clothing designer Lisa Landry, played by Jackee Harry of 227 fame, and businessman Ray Campbell, portrayed by Emmy winner Tim Reid, as TV.com notes.
By fate, the two girls end up meeting one another while on a mall outing with their respective guardians — Tamera lives with the outgoing Lisa in the city, while Tia resides with the more stern Ray in the suburbs — and immediately decide they don’t want to be apart ever again, forcing Ray to open up his home to both his daughter’s sister and the outspoken Lisa, permanently.
Feel free to journey down memory lane with a video mix of all three versions of the Sister, Sister theme song (including the latter seasons’ opening that were actually sung by Tia and Tamera Mowry), below.
Incidentally, while she wasn’t a part of the Nylon sit-down with her sister, Sister, Sister co-star Tamera Mowry-Housley mirrored her sibling’s supposed enthusiasm and frustration over the reboot not coming to pass in a 2015 interview with the Huffington Post.
“We would love to do it,” Mowry-Housley, now a co-panelist for the daily talk fest The Real, remarked to the news site in 2015, as Bustle wrote.
“We just have to get the powers that be to actually do it I know [singer] Marques [Houston, who played Roger] wants to do it, I want to do it, Jackée wants to do it, Tim wants to do it, [and] Tia wants to do it.”
“That’s the whole cast,” she surmised, “but I don’t know why we’re not doing it [yet].”
As she waits for the ball to hopefully get rolling on the nostalgic comedy’s possible return, Tia claims that she’ll stay busy by honing her culinary skills that were widely displayed on The Cooking Channel’s Tia Mowry at Home, and by taking on roles outside of the world of comedic television.
“I want to stretch myself and do roles that people wouldn’t necessarily see me in,” Tia surmised.
Those who want to prepare for the possibility of a Sister, Sister reboot coming to pass can properly refresh their memories by streaming the entire original series on Amazon Prime.
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