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Fall promo palooza: A little somethin' called Homeboys in Outer Space (1996)

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The UPN network didn’t make much of a mark -- but did leave a few welts -- during its short existence on planet Earth.

The new fall 1996 offerings included Homeboys in Outer Space, a hard-to-believe-it-actually-existed sitcom starring Flex Alexander and Darryl M. Bell. Premise: Two 23rd century black dudes explored the galaxy in their “Space Hoopty” after being expelled from Starship Commander Community College.

Homeboys aired on Tuesday nights between UPN’s Moesha and The Burning Zone. Here’s how it was introduced to the few viewers who boarded ship. For a change of pace, UPN also was the network of Star Trek: Voyager

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