- 6 Seasons
Sisters was a television series that aired from 1991 to 1996 and was broadcast on NBC. Sisters would make its debut on NBC is the late spring of 1991 and after a short seven episode run during that time, Sisters was renewed and would become a staple on NBC for five more years. Sisters has long been hailed as the first primetime television show that primarily focused on the lives of women and the issues that were affecting them at the time and period. Sisters was created by Daniel Lipman and Ron Cohen and that creative team would go on and lead Sisters to winning several Emmy Awards. The main plot and story of Sisters involved four sisters who lived together in the small town of Winneteka, Illinois. The sisters were raised by an abusive and alcoholic father and he always wanted to be blessed with sons in which he was not. The four girls names were Theodora, Alexandra, Franchesca, and Georgiana. The father was so bent on having sons that he never would call his daughters by their real names but their shortened, male sounding nicknames ie. Teddy, Alex, Frankie, and George. The four 'Sisters' were played by Swoosie Kurtz as Alex; Patricia Kalember as George or Georgie; Julianne Phillips as Frankie; and then Sela Ward as Teddy. Later on in the series it was discovered that there was a fifth sister and it discovered that the alcoholic father had a child with another woman. That fifth child was named Charlotte or Charlie. Jo Anderson and Sheila Kelley would be the two actresses that would play the role of Charlie. There was a long list of recurring characters in Sisters but it was the four original siblings that were the mainstay of the show. Sisters would air its last episode on May 4, 1996.