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Netflix announced in July 2020 the 90s and 00’s sitcoms Girlfriends, Sister, Sister and Moesha would be coming to Netflix US and thankfully, Netflix UK has followed suit. When is Girlfriends out on Netflix UK? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
When is Girlfriends out on Netflix UK?
There is good news for fans of noughties sitcom, Girlfriends.
Girlfriends aired for eight seasons between 2000 and 2008, with the final season concluding in February 2008.
The series is coming to Netflix and much sooner than expected, just as the lockdown in England begins and for the darker evenings in the winter months.
All eight seasons of Girlfriends will air on Friday, November 13 on Netflix UK.
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Netflix announced the show’s arrival in a tweet on Thursday, November 5.
The global streaming giant also confirmed Sister, Sister and Moesha will also be landing on the platform in November.
The official Netflix UK Twitter account posted: “Some news we’re very happy to bring you – the following classic shows will soon be available on @NetflixUK.
Sister, Sister – 6 Nov (tomorrow!)
Girlfriends – 13 Nov
Moesha – 20 Nov.”
Fans began tweeting their excitement about the arrival of Girlfriends on Netflix.
One fan tweeted: “Can’t wait till Girlfriends comes on Netflix. my fave show in HD?” alongside the crying face emoji.
A second fan wrote: “Netflix UK has finally found sense. Well done. Moesha, Girlfriends and Sister, Sister will be available for UK viewers this month.”
A third fan added:” Girlfriends, One On One, Moesha, The Game, The Parkers & Sister, Sister being on Netflix right now is proof there is a market for television featuring an ALL BLACK cast. Salute the 90’s for getting this right.”
Who stars in Girlfriends?
The cast of Girlfriends is led by Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White and Jill Marie Jones.
Ross played the role of Joan Coral Clayton, the unofficial mother of the group.
Since then, she has gone on to star in Black-ish as Dr Rainbow Johnson, winning a Golden Globe Best Actress award for he performance.
Brooks starred as Maya Denise Wilkes, former assistant to Joan, housewife and author.
Since leaving Girlfriends, Brooks has gone onto star in The Darkest Minds and I Am The Night.
Jones stars as Toni and White plays Lynn Ann Searcy, Joan and Toni’s roommate.
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Jones is best known for her role as Cynthia Irving on the Fox series, Sleepy Hollow.
White has gone on to launch a successful music career since Girlfriends cam to an end.
She also played the role of Bonnie’s mother in The Vampire Diaries.
Lethal Weapon’s Keesha Sharp plays the role of Monica Charles Brooks Dent, the wife of William Jerrowme Dent, Esq, played by Reggie Hayes.
Friends star Khalil Kain plays Darnel Leroy Wilkes in Girlfriends, from season two onwards.
There were also several guest appearances in Girlfriends, including The Wire’s Wendell Pierce, Merlin’s Adrian Lester and Grey’s Anatomy star Loretta Devine.
What is Girlfriends about?
Girlfriends premiered on UPN on September 11, 2000.
The show followed the lives of four friends, Joan, Maya, Lynn, and Toni as they navigate their way through their twenties.
Girlfriends aired on UPN for six seasons, before moving to The CW for seasons seven and eight.
Sadly, Girlfriends was cancelled in 2008 after an eight-season run, and being the longest-running live-action sitcom on network television at the time.
The CW decided not to produce any more episodes due to the show being too expensive to film.
A spokesperson for The CW told the US outlet: “This was a very difficult decision for us, and was based solely on the considerable cost to license each episode in an extremely unusual business environment.”
Girlfriends creator, Mara Brock Akil told TV series finale despite the show not having a planned final episode, the series still told the stories she wanted to share.
She said: “Although it’s always difficult to say goodbye, I choose to focus my energy on the history that Girlfriends has made, the human stories that we told, the beautifully complex images that we projected and the blessings 172 episodes bestowed on us, both personally and professionally.
“I am immensely thankful to the amazingly talented cast, writers, directors, staff and crew for their endless dedication and hard work for eight seasons, to the network that always wanted us and the studio that always supported us, but mostly to the audience, especially African-American women, who took the time to tune into us every Monday night at nine to have a dialogue with us and who have been our partner in this journey.”
Girlfriends premieres Friday, November 13 on Netflix
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