‘Girlfriends,’ ‘The Parkers,’ ‘Moesha’ and More Classic Black Sitcoms Are Headed to Netflix
Netflix announced that it has secured the streaming rights to a host of popular Black sitcoms from the late 1990s-early 2000s. They include Moesha, Sister, Sister, Girlfriends, The Parkers, Half & Half, One on One, as well as the first three seasons of The Game, which aired on the CW.
Time to pop bottles🍾🍾
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
Moesha will launch on August 1, followed by the first three seasons of The Game on August 15. Sister Sister arrives on September 1, with Girlfriends launching on September 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of its premiere.
The announcement was made on Netflix’s Strong Black Lead Twitter account, which is devoted to promoting shows and films on the platform featuring Black characters and stories. All seven of these shows have made a profound impact in the industry in terms of representing Black voices.
Although Strong Black Lead said that Netflix does not own the rights to these shows, they clarified that they will be on the platform for a “good and long time,” giving fans plenty of time to binge-watch.