Girlfriends Gone: CW Network Cans Popular Black Sitcom
In an abrupt move that many are saying is an unfortunate result of the Writer’s Guild Association strike, the CW Network has pulled the plug on their long-running sitcom ‘Girlfriends.’
The show, created by Mara Brock Akil and executive produced by Kelsey Grammer, debuted on the UPN Network on Sept. 11, 2000. Word came on Monday, Feb 11th, that the network intended to cancel the series without fulfilling its remaining obligation to shoot nine episodes. The last show aired the day the announcement was made and was actually directed by Tracee Ellis Ross. Contrary to reports online, there has been no party or celebration of this announcement. Instead, cast members were notified via telephone by Akil that the network had decided to end the show. ‘Girlfriends’ most recently starred Ross,
Golden Brooks, Persia White and Reginald Hayes.
Actor Khalil Kain and actress Keesha Sharp were series regulars on the show.