What were you doing 20 years ago today? Perhaps preparing to watch a new NBC drama called “Sisters”?
It was two decades ago that the Emmy-winning series premiered, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fanbase, while helping to launch the careers of up-and-comers like Ashley Judd and Paul Rudd. The series also earned a certain TV pilot veteran his shot at another TV drama that would send him on the path to big-screen stardom and an Oscar.The show — created by producers Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman, who also created the U.S. adaptation of ‘Queer As Folk’ — revolved around the four sisters of the Reed family, daughters of a workaholic, adulterous doctor who referred to his girls by male names (because he had wanted sons) and an alcoholic mother who’d turned to the bottle to deal with her physically and emotionally MIA husband.
The sudsy drama, which aired from 1991–96, was rife with flashbacks of the Reed sibs as young girls, and, well before the Gilmores of Stars Hollow hit The WB and CW, the Reeds were among the sassiest women on the tube, consistently dishing up loads of witticisms alongside their family dramas.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, a look at what the ‘Sisters’ cast has been up to lately … Read more…