Everyone’s BUZZING over Netflix adding classic Black sitcoms “Moesha,” “Girlfriends,” “The Game,” “Sister Sister,” “The Parkers,” “Half & Half” and “One On One” to its ever-growing catalog in a nostalgia-fueled power move that sent Twitter into a Blackity Black TIZZY.
The internet-shattering announcement was truly a MOMENT that featured many of our sitcom faves in a viral video posted by Netflix/Strong Black lead on Twitter.
Sitcom Queen Tracee Ellis Ross (“Girlfriends”) kicked off the warm and fuzzy love fest that included Tamera Mowry-Housley and Jackée Harry (“Sister, Sister”); Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson (“The Game”); Shar Jackson and Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Moesha”); Essence Atkins and Rachel True (“Half & Half”); Flex Alexander and Robert Ri’chard (“One on One”); Jill Marie Jones and Persia White (“Girlfriends”) and more.
“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 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,” gushed Netflix’s Bradley Edwards, Manager, Content Acquisition and Jasmyn Lawson, Manager, Strong Black Lead.
“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 most 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,” they added.
Oh yes, we’re HYPE and compiled ALL of the classic Black sitcoms on every streaming platform from HBO Max to Amazon Prime Video.
Hit the flip for a complete list of CLASSIC Black sitcoms on streaming services.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The beloved series is streaming exclusively on HBO Max (that’s basically HBO Now with a Gucci belt). You don’t need cable and can easily sign up for a free 7-day trial with a working email address.
You can stream Martinnnnnnnnn and his hilarious shenanigans exclusively on BET Plus–an underrated streaming platform that features Tyler Perry’s entire catalog, classic BET shows, hit movies and popular VH1 content (‘Love & Hip-Hop’ seasons).
A Different World
The iconic series is streaming on Amazon Prime video which has a massive catalog of classic shows/movies if you’re looking for a break from Netflix or Hulu.
Reminder: if you have Amazon Prime, you have Prime Video.
You can catch Mo-to-the-E-to-the and her super catchy theme song on Netflix this weekend. Warning: The series will hit your older older self wayyyy different than your younger self.
Seasons 1-3 of the “Girlfriends” spin-off starring Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Pooch Hall and Wendy Raquel Robinson premieres August 15th.
Tia & Tamera are back (and ready to send Roger home) on the lovable twinning series that premieres September 1st.
Oh, and we can’t forget thee Jackée Harry–one of our fave aunties–who gets more hilarious as time goes by.
Joan, Maya, Toni, Lynn and William–one of the most transcendent friend groups ever–make their long-awaited streaming debut on September 11th.
The Proud Family
Our fave animated family (and Solange + Destiny’s Child’s classic theme song) were finally added to Disney Plus after weeks of fan campaigns.
The hilarious goof fest starring Mo’Nique and Countess Vaughn as one of the silliest mother-daughter duos ever premieres October 1st.
Half & Half
The UPN gem about half-sisters Mona (Rachel True) and Dee Dee (Essence Atkins) who have grown up separately and suddenly become neighbors in the same San Francisco apartment premieres October 15th.
One On One
The OTHER UPN gem about a single father (Flex Alexander) who suddenly becomes a full-time dad with his teenage daughter (Kyla Pratt) as a roommate premieres October 15th.
“Netflix is finally streaming Moesha, The Game, Sister Sister, Girlfriends and The Parkers starting from next month. seems like the second half of 2020 won’t be bad after all.” – we LOVE to see it
“Mara Brock Akil really shaped so many of our lives. Moesha (she was a writer on), Girlfriends, The Game, and Being Mary Jane. 🗣🗣 GIVE HA HA FLOWERS” – she deserves them!