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The Parent 'Hood

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The Parent 'Hood
The Parent Hood-Cast.jpg
Premiere January 18, 1995
Finale July 25, 1999
Creator Robert Townsend and
Andrew Nicholls &
Darrell Vickers
Network/Provider The WB
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Highest Common Denominator Productions
(season 1),
Townsend Entertainment
(seasons 2-5),
Warren & Rinsler Productions
(seasons 2-5),
Warner Bros. Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 90
Origin USA

The Parent 'Hood is a sitcom that aired on The WB.

The series is about an upper middle-class black family in Harlem, New York City named the Petersons. Robert Peterson is a college professor at New York University, and his wife Jerri is a law student. They try to balance their lives, their work, and their four children at the same time. They have four kids.

The oldest two, 16-year old Michael and 15-year-old Zaria, are reaching that age where they're eager to spread their wings and are ready to experiment and avoid being seen with their not quite cool parents. Nicholas is a bright eyed 8-year-old who is quickly discovering the joys of mischief. 4-year-old Cece is the darling of the family. Offering his own offbeat point of view is Robert's childhood buddy, Wendell.

Robert's love for his kids - combined with his vivid imagination (prompting frequent fantasy sequences) and impulsive energy - propels him to do extraordinary things on their behalf as he continually dreams up nontraditional solutions to traditional family problems. Many critics from news organizations such as the Associated Press and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution often referred to the show as The Cosby Show of the 1990s.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5
Robert Townsend Robert Peterson * * * * *
Suzzanne Douglas Jerri Peterson * * * * *
Kenny Blank Michael Peterson * * *
Reagan Gomez-Preston Zaria Peterson * * * * *
Curtis Williams Nicholas Peterson * * * * *
Ashli Adams CeCe Peterson * * * * *
Bobby McGee Derek Sawyer *
Carol Woods Mrs. Wilcox *
Faizon Love Wendell Wilcox o * * *
Tyrone Dorzell Burton T.K. Anderson * *
Kelly Perine Kelly Peterson *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.


Season  Premiere Finale #
The WB
Season One January 18, 1995 May 17, 1995 13
Season Two September 6, 1995 May 15, 1996 22
Season Three September 8, 1996 May 18, 1997 22
Season Four September 7, 1997 May 17, 1998 22
Season Five May 30, 1999 July 25, 1999 11


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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