Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Reveals 'Sister, Sister' Reboot Has Been Put on Hold

Tia Mowry-Hardrict is still hoping for a reboot of her and twin Tamera Mowry-Housley's hit '90s sitcom, Sister, Sister.

During a recent appearance on an episode of PEOPLE's Defend Yourself, the Instant Mom actor said a potential follow-up series was being held up by certain "legalities."

"What's in the way is the rights," she said. "We ended up moving forward with it and we didn't have all of the rights in place — I guess there were still some legalities that needed to come into place that put it on hold."

"And once that put it on hold, then Tamera and I are not just sitting around, you know what I mean?" continued Mowry-Hardrict, 42. "She gets an opportunity, I get an opportunity — but yeah, it's sad."

Tamera Mowry-Housley is not giving up on the possibility of a Sister, Sister reboot with her twin. In a separate interview with NBC LX host Natalie Lizarraga, the actor revealed “I’m still in hopes of making it happen, it’s just I believe in the timing,” adding: “It took years to get Sex and the City to do a reboot, it might take Sister, Sister a bit, but I’m a believer, I’m a believer in it."

Sister, Sister aired for six seasons, from 1994 to 1999. The beloved sitcom starred Mowry-Housley and Mowry-Hardrict as twin sisters Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell, following the two as they reunited 14 years after being separated at birth and moved in together, blending their families. The groundbreaking show featured a predominantly Black cast, including Jackée Harry as Tia's mother, Lisa, Tim Reid as Tamera's father, Ray, and Marques Houston as their annoying neighbor, Roger. The series aired on Nickelodeon UK as well as on Nickelodeon Australia and Nickelodeon Latin America.

Mowry-Hardrict previously discussed a potential reboot of the show during a 2019 interview with PEOPLE.

"I hate to say it, but it's kind of dead," the actress said at the time. "Nothing's going on right now, but that doesn't mean that it's not going to happen at all. Never say never."

In October, her sister Mowry-Housley reflected on the legacy of Sister, Sister, which became available on Netflix for the first time the month prior. 

"To see the younger generation loving it just as much as our generation did, it's really cool to relive that moment," said the former co-host of The Real. "I think in a way [we're] experiencing why something becomes a classic."

"When I was doing Sister, Sister, I never thought of it that way," she added. "But now, watching it and seeing my kids watch it — and they love it — you're like, 'Wow, we really did hit gold there.'"

Update (4/21) - Speaking to BuzzFeed, Tia said: “I hate to be the person to say this, but I don’t think that’s happening right now,” she told Buzzfeed. “There is no reunion whatsoever going on. But Tamera‘s doing her thing and I’m doing my thing, so as it stands for right now, there’s no Sister, Sister reunion and there’s no Twitches 3 reunion.”

Originally published: Thursday, March 11, 2021.

Additional source: Just Jared Jr.

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