Moesha is an American television sitcom created by Ralph Farquhar, Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears which stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell, a high school student living with her family in the Leimert Park neighbourhood of South Central Los Angeles.
The series aired in the USA on UPN from 23 January, 1996 to 14 May, 2001. There are 127 half-hour episodes in six seasons.
The series originally aired in South Africa on SABC1, premiering in 1997 and ending with the fifth season on 5 June, 2003. The sixth and final season did not air on SABC1 and exact broadcast dates for the run of the show on the channel are not available.
The series later aired on DStv's Vuzu channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 5 originally aired on SABC1 from Tuesday 31 December, 2002 to Wednesday 4 June, 2003. The season began airing on Tuesdays at 20h30 but towards the end of the season it was replaced by The Bernie Mac Show and was moved to Wednesdays at 21h30 (starting on 2 April 2003) for the rest of the season.
Season 5 later aired on Vuzu from 28 December, 2011 to 25 January, 2012, on weekdays at 18h30. There are 21 episodes in the fifth season.
This comedy series, that presents a fresh and modern look at Afro-American life during the 90's Rhythm and Blues era, stars recording sensation Brandy Norwood, popularly known as Brandy.
In this series she portrays the role of Moesha "Mo" Mitchell, a bright, hip teenage girl who copes - with the help of her diary - with the pressures and demands of growing up.
Moesha's close-knit family has been disrupted by the arrival of her father Frank's new bride, Dee, a headstrong, caring woman who wants very much to be a real stepmother to Frank's kids.
Moesha, accustomed to being the caretaker to her father and younger brother, suddenly feels that she is no longer an essential part of the family.
Moesha also learns that dating has its disappointments, but with the help of her friends and her unique sense of humour, she's able to take it all in stride.
As Moesha tells her diary, it's all part of the learning process, in this perceptive and funny series about coming of age.
The series stars Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Countess Vaughn, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley, Yvette Wilson, Shar Jackson, Fredro Starr and Ray J.
The executive producer is Ralph R. Farquhar and the series is produced by Regan Jon Productions in association with Big Ticket Television.
Note: the broadcast information for SABC1 is incomplete. Season 6 - the final season - did not air on SABC1. In syndication, each season consists of 21 episodes.
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 1997 | Finale: 1998
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 1 Sep 2011 | Finale: 29 Sep 2011 | Weekdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 1999 | Finale: 2000
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 30 Sep 2011 | Finale: 28 Oct 2011 | Weekdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 22 Feb 2001 | Finale: 19 Jul 2001 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 31 Oct 2011 | Finale: 28 Nov 2011 | Weekdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 20 Dec 2001 | Finale: 6 Jun 2002 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 29 Nov 2011 | Finale: 27 Dec 2011 | Weekdays, 18h30
Channel: SABC1 | Premiere: 31 Dec 2002 | Finale: 4 Jun 2003 | Tue, 20h30 / Wed, 21h30
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 28 Dec 2011 | Finale: 25 Jan 2012 | Weekdays, 18h30
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 26 Jan 2012 | Finale: 23 Feb 2012 | Weekdays, 18h30