What Happened To The Golden Age Of Black Sitcoms? | AJ+


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The 1990s was a golden age for black sitcoms, but with the new millennium, they seemingly disappeared from TV. Where did all the black sitcoms go? Watch more AJ+ In-Depth: http://ajplus.co/ajindepth “A Different World,” “Martin,” “Living Single” and “Moesha” are just a few of the black sitcoms that became synonymous with '90s television. In the wake of the success of “The Cosby Show” in the 1980s, television was fertile ground for black sitcoms. But a funny thing happened on the way to the new century. Black sitcoms' prevalence waned. Learn more here: Deadline Hollywood. “2017-18 Primetime TV Grid: It’s ‘This Is Us’ Vs. ‘Scandal,’ Marvel & DC Vs. Everyone, Comedy Sigalert Tuesday.” _http://deadline.com/2017/05/tv-schedule-fall-2017-2018-primetime-broadcast-networks-scandal-this-is-us-matchups-cbs-fox-nbc-abc-cw-12020962_ (http://deadline.com/2017/05/tv-schedule-fall-2017-2018-primetime-broadcast-networks-scandal-this-is-us-matchups-cbs-fox-nbc-abc-cw-1202096220/) AV Club. “1980s Sitcoms.” http://tv.avclub.com/1980s-sitcoms-1798224359 PRWeb. “TV Programs with Black Stars, Storylines Drawing Diverse Eyes, Nielsen Reports.” http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/02/prweb14054224.htm Paste. “The Troublesome Nostalgia of the Classic Black Sitcom.” https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/05/the-troublesome-nostalgia-of-the-classic-black-sit.html Presented by: Imaeyen Ibanga Written by: Imaeyen Ibanga Edited by: Brian Joseph Animations by: Debbie Schedivy Produced by: Imaeyen Ibanga Music tracks courtesy of APM and Audio Networks. Footage and images courtesy of AP and Getty. Subscribe for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV3Nm3T-XAgVhKH9jT0ViRg?sub_confirmation=1 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ajplusenglish Download the AJ+ app at http://www.ajplus.net/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajplus

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