Nevertheless, Jaleel has never stopped acting in his 31 long years of career in the entertainment industry.
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Below is a list of scripted web shows (or webisodes), starring, marketed to or produced by black and people of color.
Please send suggestions and comments — especially if you want your series listed or if there is a mistake on your listing — to my email address (aj, which I’d like to think of as the first serious consideration of these shows.
The problem: “one friend is secretly in love with Parrish and selects “not-so-great” dates, in hopes of coming in and winning his heart in the end.” For my interview with the creator, click here.
For more shows — including some Spanish language series — check out the many networks launching to curate shows: Black & Sexy TV, Rowdy Orbit, GLO TV (black gay programming), Vision Tube (independent filmmakers), BWE Network (black women), Zora TV (black women), Chapter3 TV (black women), My Culture TV, Plenty Pennies, WNWP, DPVN, and Q3030.
The Facebook group “Black Web Series” also updates a lot faster than I can (here’s their list), and ‘s articles on black programming, click here.
Jaleel had outgrown the character that he played and was quick to distance himself from it. At the age of 22, when the show ended, Jaleel infamously stated in an interview, “If you ever see me do that character again, take me out and put a bullet in my head and put me out of my misery.” He also had to make several physical sacrifices to maintain his nerdy looks.
After the end of Family Matters, Jaleel went on to star in many other TV series but none of them were as well received as Family Matters.