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Writer:
Bernie Kukoff (created by)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
a single black mother raising her 3 children...w/comedienne Thea Vidale..comedienne, Yvette Wilson & a very young Brandy... See more »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
R.I.P. Yvette Wilson
 (From Deadline TV. 17 June 2012, 12:05 AM, PDT)

'Moesha' star Yvette Wilson dies at 48 - report
 (From Pop2it. 15 June 2012, 7:58 AM, PDT)

Yvette Wilson, Moesha Actress, Dies: Reports
 (From PEOPLE.com. 15 June 2012, 7:20 AM, PDT)

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Cancelled Too Quickly!!! See more (3 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 18)

Thea Vidale ... Thea Turrell (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Adam Jeffries ... Jarvis Turrell Jr. (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Jason Weaver ... Jerome Turrell (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Brandy Norwood ... Danesha Turrell (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Brenden Jefferson ... James Turrell (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Cleavant Derricks ... Charles (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Yvette Wilson ... Lynette (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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Series Directed by
Jay Sandrich (7 episodes, 1993-1994)
Chuck Vinson (5 episodes, 1993-1994)
John Bowab (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paul Kreppel (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Writing credits
Bernie Kukoff (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michelle Jones (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Teri Schaffer (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tom Devanney (3 episodes, 1993)
Bill Bryan (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
Mary Ellen Jones .... producer (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bernie Kukoff .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Suzy Mamann-Greenberg .... associate producer (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Andrew Susskind .... executive producer (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bill Bryan .... co-executive producer (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Tom Devanney .... supervising producer (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Original Music by
Kurt Farquhar (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
William Updegraff (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Michel (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Casting by
Monica Swann (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Thomas Azzari (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Marc E. Meyer Jr. (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Costume Design by
Judy Richman (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Makeup Department
Pauletta O. Lewis .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist (15 episodes, 1993-1994)

Kim D. Davis .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Alex Proctor .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Karen Clark .... post-production supervisor (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nancy Sherman .... associate director (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Art Department
Mark Hudson .... paint supervisor (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dave Crockett .... property master (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Daniel R. Jennings .... set designer (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Sound Department
Rick Wachter .... audio mixer (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dennis Durante .... re-recording mixer (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rick Himot .... re-recording mixer (16 episodes, 1993-1994)
John Bickelhaupt .... re-recording / re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary S. Christie .... key grip (12 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas Baxter .... costumer (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Allyn Rosenzweig .... costumer (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Music Department
Freddie Washington .... composer: theme music (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Benjamin Wright .... composer: theme music (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Other crew
Juanesta Holmes .... production associate / script coordinator (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Anne-Louise Wallace .... stage manager (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dick Woodka .... technical director (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Rayniece Holmes .... stage manager (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Michelle Jones .... executive story editor (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Teri Schaffer .... program consultant (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
Dan Cohen .... program consultant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Margie Peters .... creative consultant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Earl Pomerantz .... creative consultant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
F.J. Pratt .... program consultant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Latrice Williams .... writing assistant (17 episodes, 1993-1994)
Eugene Lew .... production accountant (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Catherine Panarelli .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 1993-1994)
Sarah Sher .... assistant to writer (2 episodes, 1994)

Judy Kerr .... acting coach (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Brandy Norwood played Jason Weaver older sister but in real life Brandy is only 3 months older.See more »

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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Cancelled Too Quickly!!!, 25 April 1999
Author: Zebra-5 from United States

This has been one of the best sitcoms ever to be shown on television, starring a likable and highly-talented all-black cast. Thea Vidale, an underrated comedienne, heads the sitcom as in-your-face mama Thea Turrell, a widow who is struggling to raise her four kids with the help of her sister and brother-in-law. With her trademark one-liner of "See ya'!", Thea is charming, witty, and wonderful all at the same time! The show also features a young Brandy Norwood (aka Brandy) who later went on to top the pop charts as a vocalist and the sitcom star of "Moesha"; and a young Jason Weaver who lent his voice along with Jonathan Taylor Thomas as Young Simba in "The Lion King" and also co-starred in Steve Harvey's sitcom "Me and the Boys." Little did Norwood and "Thea" alum Yvette Wilson know that two seasons after the sitcom's cancellation, they'd be co-starring together in "Moesha." ABC cancelled "Thea" way too quickly, giving it only six months on the air and forcing "Thea" to lead-off an iffy Wednesday night lineup directly slotted opposite "The Nanny." This is truly one that got away!

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