C'mon Netflix! This subscription is about to pay for itself in a big way.
Netflix made our day early today when they announced that that it has acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms, including ’90s hits Sister, Sister and Moesha. Additional titles include Girlfriends, Half & Half, The Parkers, One and One and the first three seasons of The Game.
The announcement included a video featuring nearly 30 former cast members from all seven shows, including Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry and Tim Reid (Sister, Sister); Shar Jackson, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Marcus T. Paulk (Moesha); Pooch Hall, Brittany Daniel, Wendy Raquel Robinson and Coby Bell (The Game); Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Persia White, Golden Brooks and Reggie Hayes (Girlfriends); Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon and Valarie Pettiford (Half & Half); Flex Alexander, Robert Ri’chard, Sicily Johnson and Kelly Perine (One on One); and Jenna Von Oy, Ken Lawson and Dorien Wilson (The Parkers).
All told, here’s when you’ll be able to binge each show:
Moesha (Saturday, Aug. 1)
The Game Seasons 1-3 (Saturday, Aug. 15)
Sister, Sister (Tuesday, Sept. 1)
Girlfriends (Friday, Sept. 11)
The Parkers (Thursday, Oct. 1)
Half & Half (Thursday, Oct. 15)
One on One (Thursday, Oct. 15)
Up until now, most of the above series have not been available to stream, at least not in their entirety. Half & Half, Moesha, One on One, The Parkers and Sister, Sister are not available at all, while only select episodes of Girlfriends and the complete nine-season run of The Game are available via CW Seed (with commercials).