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TV The Best Current Black TV Shows  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite black TV shows that are airing right now

These are the best current black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of these good current African American TV series are comedies, and others, quite obviously, are dramas. A few of the top current black TV shows even feature live performance, music, and interviews.

What shows appear on this best current black TV shows list? With an all-star cast including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish is one of the funniest black TV shows currently on television. Other hilarious shows featuring great African American actors include Real Husbands of Hollywood, Atlanta, and Insecure.

There are also several great current black dramas including Scandal and Empire.

Do you have a favorite current black TV show in 2017? Give the best shows a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Power is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
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Power


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Actors: Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Andy Bean, + more

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 4

Network: Starz

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#40 on The Best of Premium Cable TV Series

#6 on TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans

#6 on The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
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Insecure


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Actors: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, + more

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: HBO

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#2 on The Best Current Black Sitcoms

#12 on The Best Current HBO Shows

#22 on TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans

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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
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Queen Sugar


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Actors: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Omar Dorsey, + more

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Network: OWN

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#30 on TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
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Black-ish


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Actors: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, + more

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 3

Network: ABC

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#9 on The Best Current TV Shows the Whole Family Can Enjoy

#47 on The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu

#1 on The Best Current Black Sitcoms

#29 on The Funniest Shows on TV Right Now

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