I love “Girlfriends”. It was first broadcast in 2000 with stars Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks and Persia White playing four friends living in Los Angeles. The relationship drama, the wonderful clothing, and images of professional African American women doing big things, dealing with life’s struggles. I think it’s a great show, although I was mad when they let “Tony” go. I got over it.
Girlfriends” creator and executive producer Mara Brock Akil released a statement expressing appreciation for the sitcom’s historic eight-season run, which was the longest-running live-action comedy on network TV when it was canceled last week by the CW.
“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,” Akil, said in her statement Thursday.
“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.”
Thank you, Mara…Thank you so much for what you created!