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Netflix will add 7 iconic black TV shows to its roster

Netflix announced on Wednesday that new TV shows are expected to be added to its lineup in August and September – and the list includes iconic, nostalgia-laden sitcoms focused on black leads.

The highly anticipated seven sitcoms will be added over the next two months, starting with Moesha August 1st.

The sitcoms are brought to Netflix by Strong Black Lead, an offshoot of the big streaming service, as part of an ongoing campaign to bring more black actors and actresses to the big screen.

According to Netflix, sitcoms include Moesha, The game, sister sister, Girlfriends, The Parkers, Half half and One against one.

“These classics have been high on the wishlists of our members – and ours – for a long time,” Netflix content acquisition manager Bradley Edwards and Strong Black Lead manager Jasmyn Lawson wrote on Wednesday, on the platform’s blog.

Netflix released a video ad on upcoming shows the same day, featuring comedy actors and actresses.

The shows will be added to the streaming service in its latest attempt to bring more black-centric content to the platform. Over the summer, Netflix added This Christmas, Love and basketball, Love Jones and B * A * P * S to its offers.

Following Moesha, Games the first three seasons will air on August 15 sister sister September 1 Girlfriends September 11th The Parkers October 1, and One against one and Half half October 15.

“Strong Black Lead’s goal is to celebrate and uplift Black Hollywood,” Edwards and Lawson wrote in the blog. “These groundbreaking shows are a big part of that story. From the classic funeral episode of The Parkers clowns to Moesha’s mind-blowing encounter with Brandy, we’re delighted our members can now enjoy these incredible classics.”

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