By James R. Sanders
Reed Between the Lines is promising to be one of the seasonâ€™s most critically acclaimed comedies on the air. Tracee Ellis Ross of Girlfriends fame and Malcolm-Jamal Warner of The Cosby Show lead this ensemble cast about an educated black family â€“ what a concept. In celebration of their premiere this tonight on BET, we decided to take a trip down memory lane to revisit some of our favorite black shows.
Itâ€™s been a while, but they are just as funny as they ever were. Here are 5 of our favorites…
Martin is everybodyâ€™s favorite show â€“ â€œeverybodyâ€ might be an exaggeration, but it definitely brought in a new and untapped black audience for Fox. Martin Lawrence was hilarious in the title role with Tisha Campbell playing a strong educated Gina Waters. The show chronicles Martinâ€™s everyday life and relationships with his best friends Tommie, Cole, and Ginaâ€™s best friend Pam played by Tichina Arnold. This show lasted for five seasons and brought in different characters all played by Martin Lawrence, but Sheneneh is everybodyâ€™s favorite.