Netflix Adds ‘Moesha,’ ‘Sister, Sister’ and 5 Other Classic Black Sitcoms

July 29, 2020

Netflix has acquired some of your favorite sitcoms of the last twenty years.

The streaming giant is adding seven classic TV shows from the late ‘90s and early 2000s, including “Moesha,” “Girlfriends” and “The Parkers,” to its platform over the course of the next few months.

Also coming to the channel are “Sister, Sister,” “The Game,” "One on One,” and “Half & Half.”

The news was revealed on Netflix’s Strong Black Lead Twitter account, which amplifies shows and content featuring Black characters and storylines.

"Time to pop bottles," read the caption, which also revealed the premiere dates for each program.

Fans of singer and actress Brandy will be able to binge all six seasons of “Moesha” starting on August 1st. The first three seasons of “The Game” arrives on August 15. “Sister, Sister” follows on September 1, with “Girlfriends” on September 11, “The Parkers” on October 1, and “Half & Half,” and “One on One” on October 15.

Included in the post was a video featuring the cast of the various shows including “Girlfriends” star Tracee Ellis Ross, “Moesha” actress Sheryl Lee Ralph and Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley from “Sister, Sister.”

“These shows changed the face of television as we know it and it helps for Black creators, both in front and behind the camera. It has allowed us to be in the homes of people worldwide,” the ensemble cast of stars joined to say in the clip.

“It’s going to give an opportunity for a whole new generation that’s going to be watching on Netflix. So thanks to everyone who ever made a social media post or left a message asking about these shows. It didn’t go unnoticed.”

In a follow-up tweet, Strong Black Lead clarified that while Netflix doesn’t own the rights to the sitcoms, “they'll be available for a good and LONG time (and def longer than a month or two lol).”

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