The Parent 'Hood

Genres: Comedy



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The Parent 'Hood is an American sitcom created by Robert Townsend, Andrew Nicholls and Darrell Vickers about an upper middle-class black family in Harlem, New York City as they try to balance their lives, their work and their four children at the same time.

The series aired in the USA on The WB from 18 January, 1995 to 25 July, 1999. There are 90 half-hour episodes in five seasons.

The Parent 'Hood premiered in South Africa on DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channel on Monday 14 March 2011, at 16h20. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 5 premiered on SONY on Tuesday 6 March 2012, at 16h45. New episodes broadcast in a double bill daily, on weekdays. There are 11 episodes in the fifth and final season.


Often referred to as the Cosby Show of the '90s, The Parent 'Hood is a sitcom about an upper middle-class black family, the Petersons, who live in Harlem.

Robert Townsend plays Robert Peterson, a college professor, who is married to law student Jerri (Suzzanne Douglas). Together they try to raise their four children as best they can while juggling the hectic schedules of the baby-boomer generation.

If there's a rulebook for raising kids, Robert Peterson never read it. A big kid at heart, Robert favours a freestyle method of parenting when it comes to his four children, ranging in age from toddlers to teens.

But his wife, Jerri, has her own strong - and very different - ideas on the subject in The Parent 'Hood.

The series features Robert's hilarious daydreaming sequences and his unconventional approaches to solving family problems, ensuring that life is never predictable in the Peterson household.


Series exclusive to SONY

Season 1 (13 episodes)

Premiere: 14 March 2011 | Finale: 22 March 2011 | Weekdays, 16h20 (double bill)

Season 2 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 22 March 2011 | Finale: 6 April 2011 | Weekdays, 16h20 (double bill)

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 3 February 2012 | Finale: 17 February 2012 | Weekdays, 17h00 (double bill)

Season 4 (22 episodes)

Premiere: 20 February 2012 | Finale: 5 March 2012 | Weekdays, 17h00 (double bill)

Season 5 (11 episodes)

Premiere: 6 March 2012 | Finale: 13 March 2012 | Weekdays, 16h45 (double bill)


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