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The Chicken Sisters

Lea Thompson

Schuyler Fisk

Genevieve Angelson

Wendie Malick



Merinac, Kansas

8-episode series


The Chicken Sisters, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, is a delightful southern romance and family drama that unfolds in the charming, fictional town of Merinac, Kansas. Two rival fried chicken restaurants—Mimi’s and Frannie’s—have divided the founding families and stirred up quite a stir among locals. However, when an exciting cooking show. Kitchen Clash arrives in town, long-held secrets are revealed, igniting sparks of love and excitement all around! 🍗

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In rural Merinac, Kansas, there's a feud between Chicken Mimi's and Chicken Frannie's over who has the best fried chicken. Amanda Moore, a former Mimi's employee, asks reality TV show Food Wars for a chance to win $100,000 and end the family feud. Mae Moore, Amanda's sister from Brooklyn, helps Mimi's in the competition against her sister at Frannie's. 🍗 Reese's Book Club

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