Netflix's Strong Black Lead has announced that a bunch of classic 1990s sitcoms will be streaming soon. Sister, Sister and Moesha, Girlfriends, The Game, One on One, The Parkers and Half & Half are all coming to the streaming service over the next few months and people are already pretty excited about it. To make the announcement, Netflix released a video featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, Essence Atkins, Jackée Harry, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Tia and Tamera Mowry, and more.
Moesha will launch on August 1st on Netflix, followed by the first three seasons of The Game on August 15th. Sister, Sister will premiere on September 1st, while Girlfriends will launch on September 11th to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its premiere. The Parkers debuts on October 1st, which is then followed by Half & Half, and One on One on October 15th. Viewers will finally have shows that were originally on various different networks all in one convenient place.
Netflix's Bradley Edwards, Manager, Content Acquisition and Jasmyn Lawson, Manager, Strong Black Lead are also very happy about all of these shows coming to the streaming service. They said that all of the TV shows had "been at the top of its subscribers' wish lists for a long time." That information should not be a surprise to anyone. You can read a portion of their statement below.
"The goal of Strong Black Lead is to celebrate and lift up Black Hollywood. These trailblazing shows are a huge part of that story. From the classic clown funeral episode of The Parkers to Moesha's mind-tripping meet-up with Brandy, we're thrilled that our members can now enjoy these amazing classics."
Strong Black Lead, is a section of Netflix focused on content for Black audiences. They have been rotating new content in and out since 2018 and are continuing to step up their game. First was the 1997s B.A.P.S. with it later being swapped out for movies like Love Jones along with Love & Basketball. Jasmyn Lawson went on and had this to say.
"We admit it, we grew up watching a lot of TV. And some of the beloved Black sitcoms of the '90s and early aughts had a huge impact on us. These shows made us laugh, and cry, and sing along with those catchy theme songs. And mostly importantly, we felt like we saw ourselves on screen - in some cases for the very first time. 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."
Thankfully 90s sitcom fans won't have to wait too much longer to see all of these shows in one place. Moesha will premiere this Saturday, exclusively on Netflix, which means no more streaming on bootleg sites with crummy quality. You can check out the exciting announcement above, thanks to the Strong Black Lead Twitter account.