comedy 2000's Black Situation Comedies  

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A black sitcom is an American term meaning a sitcom that features a primarily black cast or an African American in the lead role. Although sitcoms with primarily black casts had been present since the earliest days of network television and indeed predate network television, this genre rose to prominence in the 1990's.

Girlfriends September 11 2000 to February 11 2008

Girlfriends September 11 2000 ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2000's Black Situation Comedies
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Girlfriends is an American comedy-drama sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on February 11, 2008. When Girlfriends returned in fall 2007 for its eighth season, it became the longest-running live-action sitcom on network television that was on air that year, as well as one of the highest-rated scripted shows on television among African American adults and women 18-34, including its spin-off The Game.


My Wife and Kids March 28 2001 to May 17 2005

My Wife and Kids March 28 2001... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2000's Black Situation Comedies
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My Wife and Kids is an American television family sitcom that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television (now ABC Studios), it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, and centers on the character of Michael Kyle, a loving husband and modern-day patriarch who rules his household with a unique and distinct parenting style. As he teaches his three children some of life's lessons, he does so with his own brand of humor. Wayans and veteran television writer/producer Don Reo co-created and executive produced the series.

One on One September 3 2001 to May 15 2006

One on One September 3 2001 to... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2000's Black Situation Comedies
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One on One is an American sitcom that aired on the now-defunct UPN from its September 3, 2001 premiere until May 15, 2006. The series stars Flex Alexander as a single sportscaster, who becomes a full-time dad when his ex-wife decides to accept a job out of the country and his teenage daughter Breanna (Kyla Pratt) moves in with him. The series was based in Baltimore for the first four seasons before changing settings to Los Angeles for the final season. The series featured numerous celebrities and athletes including Lil ZaneChris Brown, Brave from RichGirlLil' RomeoEveLloydFloetryAngie StoneMarioOmarionBrandySolange KnowlesMarques HoustonSmokey RobinsonAvantNew EditionJennifer FreemanMethod ManBobby V and Lisa Leslie, among others. The show was cancelled when The WB and UPN merged to form The CW.


Half & Half September 23 2002 to May 15 2006

Half & Half September 23 2... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2000's Black Situation Comedies
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Half & Half is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from September 23, 2002, to May 15, 2006. The show focuses on the lives of two paternal half-sisters in their twenties who were estranged throughout their childhood, and are finally developing a close relationship. The series is set in San FranciscoIt was the second-most-watched show on UPN's Monday night line-up (next to Girlfriends) and fourth overall on the network. The show was on The CW's first draft line-up in March 2006, but due to several circumstances—including The CW's contractual obligation to pick up Reba, the uncancelling of All of Us, and the pick-up of the Girlfriends spin-off The Game—Half & Half was left off the final Fall 2006 schedule and ended production. The series has aired in reruns on Global TV in CanadaTrouble in the UK and in local syndication in the United States. It also airs in the United States onTV One.