Nineties kids, Sister Sister is getting the reboot of your dreams

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It’s been over 20 years since it first premiered on our small screens, but it looks like a Sister, Sister TV reboot is actually happening. 

When we think of Sister, Sister, we immediately think of matching outfits, a nerdy Marques Houston, and that catchy sing-along theme tune. Not to mention an unbreakable twin bond like no other.

It’s unsurprising, then, that news of a TV reboot has got everyone talking.

Actress Jackée Harry, who played the character of mother Lisa Landry Sims, revealed the news on Steve Harvey’s talk show on Tuesday (16 January).

“Yeah, it’s happening!,” Harry confirmed to host Steve Harvey.

“I’m excited. Tia and Tamera [Mowry] … my babies, too. They won’t leave me alone. I can’t get rid of none of these women!,” Harry said, laughing. 

The show, which followed the lives of twin sisters, Tia Landry and Tamara Campbell, may have only aired for five years (from 1994 to 1999), but it was much beloved by millennials.

It revolved around Tia (played by Tia Mowry-Hardrict) and Tamara (played by Tamara Mowry-Housley) who were separated at birth but found one another again after bumping into each other in a mall with their respective adoptive parents. They all moved in together and that’s when all the fun began.

Back in July, Mowry-Housley hinted at a TV reboot that could follow the twins’ lives 18 years later, telling People:

“We’re meeting with writers and producers because we want make sure it’s all a great fit, but we are progressively moving forward to make this happen.

“We want to make sure that it is great TV and that it’s going be fun,” she explained. “We appreciate all of our fans’ eagerness because we are just as eager as you guys are.”

Some fans have taken to Twitter to share their excitement, saying: 

“A Sister, Sister reboot? Oh yeah, I’m here for it,” one user posted. 

Sister, Sister reboot? Yes!,” another user posted. 

Sister, Sister reboot? Yes, please! And can we add Kenan and Kel, Drake and Josh, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch too?” another user posted, referring to other TV shows from the decade. 

We’re excited and currently trying to remain calm…

Images: Rex Features


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Susan Devaney

Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.