If Laverne and Shirley were sisters, their parents were Roseanne and Dan, and their ex-con brother was one arrest away from an appearance on America’s Most Wanted—you’d be biting into a slice of life on the South Side of Chicago. Meet The Spinsters.
The Spinsters is a sitcom about Laura and Carolyn, two working class sisters on the South Side of Chicago who are as opposite as night and day. Carolyn pushes the envelope on everything in her life, while older sister Laura pushes the grocery cart to make sure they have something to eat. Still living in their childhood home and driving to work together everyday, these two women feel like life just might be passing them by. When the in-house newsletter at their job interviews them for an employee story, implying they’re ‘loveable losers,’ Carolyn decides she’s had enough. Much to Laura’s surprise, she announces they’re buying a house together. With the support of their well meaning but eccentric parents, Johnny and Carol, as well as their ex-con brother, Tommy, who is one step away from another trip to jail, Laura and Carolyn take the leap and make an offer on a house they can barely afford, each hoping they won’t kill the other before the ink dries on the mortgage papers.
To view a scene from The Spinsters, click here.