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Sister, Sister

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With Sister, Sister, everything’s in the casting. This situation comedy features charming real-life twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry as siblings who were separated at birth. Now 15 years old, one lives with a widower played by Tim Reid (Frank’s Place); the other lives with her adoptive single mother, played by Jackee Harry. In the debut episode, the sisters literally bump into each other in a department store, reunite, and the families move in together. Reid and Harry think this arrangement will be good for the girls. Once past this knotty premise, Sister, Sister is standard stuff, filled with generic topical jokes (”He’s so dumb, he thinks Dr. Dre invented penicillin”). But the Mowry twins are glowingly likable, and there’s a nice comic tension between the deadpan Reid and the manic Harry. B-