Netflix has announced the additions of “Sister, Sister,” “Moesha,” “One on One,” “Girlfriends” and more classic ‘90s sitcoms to the streaming service. Along with the announcement, Netflix’s Strong Black Leads’ Twitter account also shared a celebratory video featuring stars from the shows, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Tia Mowry and Tamera Mowry-Housley, Shar Jackson, Essence Atkins, Pooch Hall and Jill Marie Jones.
“I am beyond humbled and honored at how much the fans continue to ride hard for this show — years later — and how it’s made a huge impact on the culture,” the group of almost 30 cast members says in the clip. “These shows changed the face of television as we know it and it helped for Black creators both in front and behind the camera. It has provided us with being able to be in the homes of people worldwide.”
“It’s going to give an opportunity for a whole new generation that’s going to be watching these shows on Netflix,” the group continues. “So thanks to anyone who ever made a social media post or left a message asking about these shows. It didn’t go unnoticed. You did it.”
The onslaught of shows — which will also include “Half & Half,” “The Parkers” and the first three seasons of “The Game” — is set to hit the platform as early as Aug. 1.
Time to pop bottles— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 29, 2020
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
Netflix’s announcement arrives after the company showed support for the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and created a new category to share Black stories.
“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,’ we also mean ‘Black storytelling matters,’” the streaming platform said in a statement. “With an understanding that our commitment to true, systemic change will take time – we’re starting by highlighting powerful and complex narratives about the Black experience. When you log onto Netflix today, you will see a carefully curated list of titles that only begin to tell the complex and layered stories about racial injustice and Blackness in America.”
See the Netflix premiere dates of the added sitcoms and Twitter reactions from happy fans below.
“Moesha” — Saturday, Aug. 1
“The Game” (Seasons 1-3) — Aug. 15
“Sister, Sister” — Sept. 1
“Girlfriends” — Sept. 11
“The Parkers” — Oct. 1
“Half & Half” — Oct. 15
“One on One” — Oct. 15
OMFG!!!! The way I just squealed right now lol. Im so ready. Netflix has my undivided attention all Fall. I've been waiting for somebody to pick up these shows! https://t.co/atP3LzY8Q0— Bri ✌ (@Bri_Elyse1) July 29, 2020
The number of times I say to myself, "I wonder if Girlfriends is streaming anywhere..." and then immediately become greatly disappointed has reached a truly upsetting level. This is great! https://t.co/DXwwvMHicC— LaToya Ferguson (@lafergs) July 29, 2020
WOW. I’ve been waiting for somebody to pick up One on One for years. I will also be binge watching the Game & the Parkers for the umpteenth time. https://t.co/UY33xzqRnP— Jarrell Dillard (@jarrelltd) July 29, 2020
the way the one on one theme song just started playing in my head ... https://t.co/wSGqUZywhP— zoë haylock (@zoe_alliyah) July 29, 2020
moesha and sister, sister too i prayed for times like this— h. (@dreamyblkgirl) July 29, 2020
LISTEN. For those wondering how we were going to emotionally make it through a socially distant fall and winter with like 5 mins of sunlight every day. https://t.co/YhyqOBujos— Desiree Stennett 〽️ (@Desi_Stennett) July 29, 2020