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Two of a Kind

For twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the statute of limitations on cloying cuteness is nowhere near expiration, as the pilot to this formulaic new TGIF sitcom proves over and over.

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Mary-Kate Burke - Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Burke - Ashley Olsen Kevin Burke - Christopher Sieber Carrie Moore - Sally Wheeler Max - Orlando Brown Mrs. Baker - Jean Speegle Howard Mr. Filmore - Rance Howard Brian - Martin Spanjers

For twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, the statute of limitations on cloying cuteness is nowhere near expiration, as the pilot to this formulaic new TGIF sitcom proves over and over. “Full House” may have run its course for the Olsen twins, but the family comedy production mill presided over by Tom Miller, Bob Boyett and Michael Warren has now handed the girls a timeslot-protected gift.

Chronic adorableness rules the day in “Two of a Kind,” where no crisis is so severe that it can’t be diffused in 30-seconds or fewer.

In the sweet-as-pie kickoff penned by exec producers Robert Griffard and Howard Adler, the Olsens (here called the Burkes) are the twin daughters to a widowed dad (Christopher Sieber), an uptight but cosmetically flawless college science professor.

The scheming girls (Mary-Kate is the tomboy, Ashley the straight-arrow with a boyfriend) conspire to unload the old-biddy babysitter whom dad has hired, and replace her with feisty, comely college student Carrie (Sally Wheeler).

Turns out that the headstrong Carrie just happens to be in one of dad’s sciences labs. Whoa baby! Will dad hire her to watch the girls anyway? Should dad date her instead, risking a potential conflict of interest? C’mon, this is TGIF, where never is heard a disharmonious word.

The Olsens remain America’s sassy little mascots, their every action evoking an almost involuntary sigh and smile. It’s literally “awwwwww”-inspiring. Tech credits are about what they should be.

Two of a Kind

ABC; Fri. Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Production: Filmed in Burbank by Griffard/Adler Prods., Dualstar Prods. and Miller/Boyett/Warren Prods. in association with Warner Bros. TV. Executive producers, Robert Griffard, Howard Adler, Thomas L. Miller, Robert L. Boyett, Michael Warren; producer, Rebecca Falk; co-producer, Jeff Luini, director, Gil Junger; writers, Griffard, Adler.

Crew: Art director, Lynn Griffin; camera, Larry David Blumenthal; editor, Jim Miley; music, Bennett Salvay, Jesse Frederick; sound, Russ Gary; casting, Deedee Bradley. 30 MINS.

Cast: Mary-Kate Burke - Mary-Kate Olsen Ashley Burke - Ashley Olsen Kevin Burke - Christopher Sieber Carrie Moore - Sally Wheeler Max - Orlando Brown Mrs. Baker - Jean Speegle Howard Mr. Filmore - Rance Howard Brian - Martin Spanjers

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