-- Popular Hip Hop Music Artists Dru Hill Perform --
Back to back episodes of the critically acclaimed half hour comedy "Moesha," starring teen superstar Brandy in the title role, mark the popular series' season premiere on TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET/PT) and (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN. "Moesha" is set in the Leimert Park section of Los Angeles and realistically portrays a teenage girl, her middle-class family and her group of friends.
In the 8:00 p.m. episode, "Labor Day Jammy," Moesha's summer job as a camp counselor has ended and she's ready to spend time with her friends, especially at the big Labor Day concert featuring Dru Hill -- where she also expects to run into Q. But Frank has bought tickets for the whole family to attend a fund-raiser at Bridgewood, the private school Moesha will soon enter. Although she likens Bridgewood to a prison with only snobbish people there, she is surprised to meet Haley, a girl with whom she has something in common: the desire to escape from the boring event to see Dru Hill perform.
Guest starring are the band Dru Hill who play themselves and perform "Tell Me" and "Never Make A Promise;" Nancy Arnold as Ms. Jang; Dru Mouser as Haley; Carolyn A. Clark as Mrs. Dillard; Granville Ames as a man; Shari Ballard as a woman; and Karla Antoinette as Karla.
The episode was written by Sara V. Finney and Vida Spears and directed by Henry Chan.
In the 8:30 p.m. episode, "(Grand) Poppa Don't Take No Mess," Moesha and Myles are thrilled that their paternal grandfather is coming to visit from Georgia but when he gets there, Frank becomes frustrated because his brother Bernie gets preferential treatment from their father. Guest starring are Hal Williams as Grandpa and Bernie Mac as Bernie Mitchell.
The episode was written by Fred Johnson and directed by Henry Chan.
Starring are Brandy Norwood as Moesha Mitchell; Sheryl Lee Ralph as Dee Mitchell; William Allen Young as Frank Mitchell; Countess Vaughn as Kim Parker; Marcus T. Paulk as Myles Mitchell; Lamont Bentley as Hakeem Campbell; Yvette Wilson as Andell; Shar Jackson as Niecy; and Fredro Starr as Q.
The executive producers are Sara Finney and Vida Spears. The series was created by Sara Finney, Vida Spears and Ralph Farquhar. "Moesha" is a production of Big Ticket Television. The series premiered January 23, 1996.