Your favourite black sitcoms are coming to Netflix from this month of August! The classic shows from the 1990s to join the platform include “Moesha,” its spinoff “The Parkers,” as well as “The Game,” “Sister, Sister,” Girlfriends,” “Half & Half” and “One on One,” the streaming giants announced on Wednesday, July 30th.
“Moesha,” the teen sitcom starring R&B singer Brandy, started streaming on Saturday, August 1st. The other premieres are spread between Aug. 15 and Oct. 15.
Netflix accompanied the announcement with a mashup video of the stars from the evergreen sitcoms. Tracee Ellis Ross, Robert Ri’chard, Tia Mowry, Coby Bell, Pooch Hall, Valerie Pettiford, and Sicily Johnson were among stars featured on the video.
“I am beyond humbled and honored at how much the fans continue to ride hard for these shows years later and how it’s made a huge impact on the culture,” the actors said. “These shows changed the face of television as we know it. And it helps for black creators both in front of and behind the camera. It has provided us with being able to be in the homes of people worldwide.”
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The following classic shows are coming to @Netflix (US)
Moesha – Aug 1
The Game S1-3 – Aug 15
Sister Sister – Sept 1
Girlfriends – Sept 11
The Parkers – Oct 1
Half & Half – Oct 15
One on One – Oct 15
To celebrate, here’s a message from your faves: pic.twitter.com/zohNPEo0rz
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 29, 2020
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While speaking on the incoming titles, Netflix’s content acquisition manager Bradley Edwards and the manager of Strong Black Lead shared:
“These shows made us laugh, and cry, and sing along with those catchy theme songs. And most importantly, we felt like we saw ourselves on screen — in some cases for the very first time,” said a statement from Bradley Edwards. “Every week we were able to tune in to see people, families, and friends that looked like us and characters whose everyday ups and downs reflected Black life in an authentic way.”
Meanwhile, the shows were added to Netflix’s burgeoning range of titles in response to fans’ increasing demands to see their favorite black shows on the platform.
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