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List Rules Vote up your favorite black TV Series that aired in the '70s

These are the best 1970s Black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 1970s African American TV series that were trendsetting comedies, to others that were heartbreaking dramas. A few of the top 70s Black TV shows even featured live performance, music, and interviews.

What shows appear on this best 1970s Black TV shows list? Of course, Sanford and Son should probably appear near the top of this list. This groundbreaking comedy ran from 1972-1977 and it is often listed as one of the best TV shows of all time. The Jeffersons is another one of the greatest Black TV shows that aired during the 1970s.

When Soul Train premiered in 1971, it featured cutting edge music, dance and fashion. Other good shows that appear on this top 1970s Black TV shows list include Good Times, Roots and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

Do you have a favorite Black TV show from the 70s? Give the best series a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs

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Soul Train is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Soul Train Nick Cannon, Rosie Perez, Don Cornelius

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter, Jimmie Walker

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Roots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Roots LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Robert Reed

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Benson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson

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What's Happening!! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
What's Happening!! Fred Berry, Danielle Spencer, Shirley Hemphill

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That's My Mama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
That's My Mama Jester Hairston, Theresa Merritt, Clifton Davis

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The Flip Wilson Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1970s Black TV Shows
The Flip Wilson Show Flip Wilson, Tim Conway, George Carlin