Netflix to air Black sitcom classics ‘Girlfriends’, ‘Moesha’ and more
Netflix reveals classic Black sitcoms such as 'Moesha, 'Girlfriends,' One On One' and more will begin streaming
Entertainment streaming giant Netflix has acquired the rights to multiple Black television shows from the 1990s and 2000’s sitcom era.
Girlfriends, Moesha, and One On One are among the popular titles coming to the platform. Strong Black Lead, a brand under Netflix geared toward Black centered content, announced the released dates through social media. Stars of the nostalgic programs also shared their excitement in a video.
Essence Atkins, star of Half & Half, shared how excited she was for the show coming soon to Netflix. Tamera Mowery-Housley appeared as well, saying the iconic Sister Sister catch-phrase “go home Roger!” Tracee Ellis Ross, Flex Alexander, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and more also shared the news and represented their respective shows.
In total, seven sitcoms are taking Netflix by storm over the course of the next few months. Moesha, the teenage drama which starred R&B singer and actress Brandy, arrives first on August 1. The Game comes soon after on August 15.
Both Sister Sister and Girlfriends arrive early September with the former on September 1st and latter on the 11th. The Parkers comes to Netflix on October 1st and finally, Half & Half and One On One on October 15.
Netflix has assured fans that although the addition of shows is not permanent, they will remain on the platform for more than a couple of months.
“Reminder: we don’t own the rights to these shows BUT i can promise they’ll be available for a good and LONG time (and def longer than a month or two lol,” the platform shared on Twitter from their Strong Black Lead account.
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