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Cannon was hesitant about 'Sisters' role

When Dyan Cannon was approached to play the mother of the disparate Bernstein-Flynn siblings on the NBC sitcom "Three Sisters," she was hesitant about doing a weekly show.

Cannon wasn't available when the pilot was shot. She was tied up on Fox's "Ally McBeal." But when the series was ordered, Cannon was again approached.

"I was available and I said, 'I don't know,' " she told the Associated Press. It took several meetings before she agreed.

Is she the same sort of mother in real life? Her daughter, actress Jennifer Grant, plays a yoga enthusiast and die-hard Lakers fan on the show.

"Very similar," Cannon said.