This is not great news for our binge-watching sessions, but not to worry: We still have sitcoms from the past to keep us company. Netflix has announced that it will soon be airing classic ’90s hits such as “Sister, Sister,” “Moesha,” “Girlfriends” and more.
Netflix’s @StrongBlackLead social media account tweeted out the exciting news, along with the dates when these classic ’90s TV shows will be debuting on the streaming service:
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
Fans immediately starting sharing their excitement on Twitter, indicating that they have been waiting for this for a long time.
NETFLIX. REALLY. GIVING. US. WHAT. WE. DESERVE.
— stan all black women. periodt. (@uhdresejwrites) July 29, 2020
In a recent interview with Vogue magazine, HBO stars Issa Rae and Michaela Coel cited “Moesha” as one of their must-watch shows, with Coen explaining how rare it was to see a black female character in a lead role on a sitcom.
“With Moesha, she was black and it was a comedy — that was so unusual,” Coel told Vogue.
Shar Jackson, who starred in the series alongside Brandy Norwood, agrees that “Moesha” was hugely important for her generation.
“Everything we did was so groundbreaking and I didn’t realize it until I became an adult. When we were doing it, it just felt like we were making a show,” Jackson revealed on the “Strong Black Legends” podcast. “So it’s crazy because we really touched on things that were happening in our neighborhoods and nobody else was doing that.”
Not only is “Moesha” coming to Netflix, but Norwood (who played Moesha) has recently been discussing a possible reboot of the ’90s cult favorite.
“My fingers are crossed. I’m definitely open to it and I’ve been in a lot of talks about it,” Norwood said during a radio interview with Milwaukee’s V100.7. “[We] want to make sure we celebrate the legacy of Moesha and really do it the right [way], do it justice because you know when you revisit something like that, you have to do it the right way.”
For now, though, Norwood is plenty busy, as she just dropped her first new album in eight years, titled “B7.”
There were also talks of a “Sister, Sister” reboot, but the project fell through, as Tia Mowry shared during an interview with Old School 107.7 Jamz.
“We tried. We tried to do it but some rights and stuff kind of got into the way,” Mowry revealed, confirming that legalities made the deal fall through.
Well, at least we have the original series to enjoy on Netflix, along with our other favorite ’90s shows!