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List Rules Vote up the most influential TV shows with strong black audiences - all genres and from all time periods

This list contains TV shows black people love, whether the shows are current or from the past or contain an all-African-American or only partly black cast - from any genre. From sitcoms to dramas to reality shows, these are the shows African-Americans love. Vote your favorites up.

 The lack of black television shows of any genre has been consistently noted, but as the 21st century rolls on, the state of African-American television shows signs of improvement. Television has come a long way from The Cosby Show, which is often considered a breakthrough moment in African-American TV. Today, all-black sitcoms, reality shows, and dramas are more readily available, from reruns of classics, including Martin and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, to current shows, such as Empire and Basketball Wives.

 Of course, TV shows African-Americans love don’t just include those with all-black casts or those specifically aimed at the demographic. In fact, Nielsen ratings from 2012 show that a few series black people love are also enjoyed by all demographics. Examples include NCIS and 60 Minutes.

 What are your favorite African-American TV shows? Which shows are most loved by black people? Are they classics, such as The Jeffersons or Living Single? Or are they just entertaining TV, including Modern Family or South Park? Whether the shows portray life in the African-American community or provide an engaging viewer experience, these TV shows African-Americans love keep viewers returning to their television sets.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery Alfonso Ribeiro

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Martin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Martin Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin Thomas Mikal Ford

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison Jasmine Guy

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The Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Bernie Mac Show Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith Jeremy Suarez

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Living Single is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Living Single Queen Latifah, Kim Coles Erika Alexander

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The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Cosby Show Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad Keshia Knight Pulliam

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon Gary Anthony Williams

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Power is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Power Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton Kathrine Narducci

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My Wife and Kids is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
My Wife and Kids Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin George Gore II

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Everybody Hates Chris Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold Tequan Richmond

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The Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Proud Family Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson Jo Marie Payton

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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Girlfriends Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks Persia White

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson Jussie Smollett

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Good Times is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Good Times BernNadette Stanis, Ralph Carter Jimmie Walker

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross Marcus Scribner

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Sister, Sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley Jackée Harry

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In Living Color is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
In Living Color Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jim Carrey Kelly Coffield Park

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Chappelle's Show Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings Neal Brennan

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley Marla Gibbs

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One on One is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
One on One Kyla Pratt, Robert Ri'chard Flex Alexander

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Being Mary Jane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Being Mary Jane Gabrielle Union^! Lisa Vidal^! Raven Goodwin

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Game Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson Coby Bell

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield Katie Lowes

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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Steve Harvey Show Steve Harvey^! Cedric the Entertainer^! Merlin Santana

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown Alfred Enoch

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Insecure Jay Ellis

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson LaWanda Page

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Atlanta Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry Zazie Beetz

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Half & Half is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Half & Half Essence Atkins, Rachel True Chico Benymon

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Tyler Perry's House of Payne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Tyler Perry's House of Payne LaVan Davis, Lance Gross Cassi Davis

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Luke Cage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Luke Cage Mahershala Ali, Mike Colter Frankie Faison

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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Queen Sugar Oprah Winfrey

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The Get Down Justice Smith, Shameik Moore Jaden Smith

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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
That's So Raven Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown Anneliese van der Pol

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler Thomas Gibson

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Moesha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Moesha Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young Marcus T. Paulk

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards Erika Scheimer

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The Jamie Foxx Show is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris Garcelle Beauvais

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Soul Food is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Soul Food Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker Vanessa A. Williams

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White Kellie Shanygne Williams

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Smart Guy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Smart Guy Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones Jason Weaver

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Are We There Yet? is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Are We There Yet? Terry Crews, Essence Atkins Coy Stewart

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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete Sandra Quarterman

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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Wire Dominic West, Lance Reddick Sonja Sohn

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Lincoln Heights is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Lincoln Heights Russell Hornsby, Nicki Micheaux Erica Hubbard

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Tyler Perry's For Better or Wo... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse Tasha Smith^! Michael Jai White^! Crystle Stewart

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Law & Order SVU Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni Ice-T

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Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Hey Arnold! Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith Dan Castellaneta

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Recess is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
Recess Andrew Lawrence, Ashley Johnson Jason Davis

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright Julie Kavner