Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
An overlooked reason as to why social media, mainly Twitter, is so important to entertainment is due to “Girlfriends” being cancelled. By 2006, the UPN network was no longer people’s favorite secret. The shows were receiving attention and acclaim.
However, the UPN network always struggled, as did The WB, as neither was able to emerge how FOX did. That led to the channels merging to become The CW, where UPN’s acclaimed sitcoms were cancelled. A few, mainly “Girlfriends,” stayed before being cancelled in year two.
When “The Game” was also cancelled, fans took to Twitter, alongside the cast, to keep that show alive, which BET did for an additional six years. Meanwhile, “Girlfriends” lived on, in spirit, with a reunion episode on “black-ish,” Tracee Ellis Ross’ newest sitcom series. Her “Girlfriends” cast mates appeared in a new episode.
Charlamagne Tha God visited the set, where he sat down with the aforementioned Ross, along with Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones, and Persia White. Here, the ladies discussed the abrupt ending of the show, and how social media had not fully emerged. In this clip, Jill Marie Jones revealed she was in talks to return to the show to close the season out, but the network instead opted to end the series with its last filmed episode.
Watch the entire interview clip below:
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