1999: The WB Airs Final Episode of ‘The Parent ‘Hood’
This day in 1999 marked the final telecast of the sitcom, The Parent ‘Hood, on The WB. The sitcom was one of The WB’s showcase shows when the network launched in 1995.
The series starred comedian Robert Townsend, who had previously starred in the Fox variety show, Townsend Television, as a NYU professor living in Harlem with his wife (Suzzanne Douglas) and their four kids. The Parent ‘Hood was a traditional family sitcom, with typical household issues and precocious kids. Some critics referred to the show as “The Cosby Show of the ’90s.”