So sorry for not making a post in awhile, but I have not had too much time to write. With this being the last week in Black History Month, I am going to talk about my favorite black shows that did not get a last episode. Back when we had actual sitcoms on television instead of all the reality TV mess (I’m over the Basketball Wives, Mob Wives, should be called Hot Mess Ex-Wives) there were some good TV shows. The late 90’s and early 2000’s gave us some great shows like Moesha, Girlfirends, and Everybody Hates Chris. And unfortunately all these shows went off the air without as much as a goodbye.
Black shows leaving television without a series finale is not new. In the 80’s, Sherman Hemsley better known as George Jefferson from The Jeffersons found out that the show was canceled by reading it in the paper. I am not one to throw the “race card” but black shows do not always get the respecting farewell they deserve. I will always have a bitter place in my heart for these shows’ abrupt exit:
As I was writing this post I realized all these shows were on the once UPN network. This was the channel that was giving our shows a chance to thrive and get a fan base. These shows showed black people in a positive light and I will always love these shows for that. I hate they did not get their farewells but I like to think that these casts will reassemble and give us the finale we (or at least me) want to see. *crosses fingers