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The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite African American comedy shows that aired between 2000 and 2009

The 2000s were responsible for several incredibly funny black sitcoms that aired on a variety of networks. Although entirely black sitcoms have been on the air since the earliest days of network television, the genre rose to prominence in the '90s, paving the way for these hilarious TV shows. This list contains funny '00s black sitcoms and heartwarming African American sitcoms that the whole family can enjoy. 

Which shows appear on this list of the top '00s black sitcoms? Of course, The Bernie Mac Show made the cut for our best '00s black comedy shows list. The Bernie Mac Show was created by Larry Wilmore, and starred comedian Bernie Mac. It aired on Fox from 2001 – 2006.

Other great shows include Everybody Hates ChrisGirlfriends, and That's So Raven. My Wife and Kids was created by Don Reo and Damon Wayans, who also starred in the show.

What's your favorite black sitcom from the 2000s? Be sure to vote up the best, and let us know what you think about them in the comments section. 
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The Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Bernie Mac, Camille Winbush, Kellita Smith
The Bernie Mac Show is an American sitcom that aired on Fox for five seasons from November 14, 2001 to April 14, 2006. The series featured comic actor Bernie Mac and his wife Wanda raising his ...more
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My Wife and Kids is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Damon Wayans, Jennifer Freeman, Tisha Campbell-Martin
My Wife & Kids is an American television show that ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 17, 2005. Produced by Touchstone Television, it starred Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell-Martin, ...more
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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond
Everybody Hates Chris is an American sitcom based on the teenage experiences of African American comedian Chris Rock. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, but Rock himself was a teenager from ...more
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The Parkers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson, Countess Vaughn
The Parkers is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 30, 1999 to May 10, 2004. A spin-off of UPN's Moesha, The Parkers features the mother-daughter team of Nikki and Kim Parker. The ...more
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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White
Girlfriends is an American situation comedy that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being abruptly cancelled in 2008. The final episode ...more
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Moesha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Ed'DrionnaSmith added Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk
Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996, to May 14, 2001. The series stars R&B singer Brandy Norwood as Moesha Denise Mitchell, a high school ...more
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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol
That's So Raven is an American supernatural teen sitcom television series. It debuted on the Disney Channel on January 17, 2003, and ended its run on November 10, 2007. The show spawned Disney ...more
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One on One is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Kyla Pratt, Robert Ri'chard, Flex Alexander
One on One is an American sitcom that aired on the now-defunct UPN from September 3, 2001 to May 15, 2006. The series stars Flex Alexander as a single sportscaster, who becomes a full-time dad ...more
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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Ed'DrionnaSmith added Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana
The Steve Harvey Show, was a sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2002 on The WB Television Network. It was created by Winifred Hervey and directed by Stan Lathan.
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The Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell
The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime ...more
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Half & Half is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon
Half & Half is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from September 23, 2002, to May 15, 2006. The show focuses on the lives of two paternal half-sisters in their twenties who were estranged ...more
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Sofía Vergara, Ali Landry, Eve
Eve is an American sitcom starring Eve, Jason Winston George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Brian Hooks, and Sean Maguire. It aired on the UPN network from September 15, 2003 to May 11, ...more
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Tyler Perry's House of Payne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis
Tyler Perry's House of Payne is an American sitcom television series created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolved around a multi-generational family ...more
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All of Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy, Khamani Griffin
All of Us is an American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003, where it aired for its first three seasons. On October 1, 2006, the show ...more
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The PJs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Ed'DrionnaSmith added Loretta Devine, Ja'net DuBois, Pepe Serna
The PJs is an American stop-motion animated television series, created by Eddie Murphy, Larry Wilmore, and Steve Tompkins. It portrayed life in an urban public housing project, modeled after the ...more
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Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
serahayoon added Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Vanessa Baden
Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred then-All That cast members and Saturday Night Live alumni Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell. ...more
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Meet the Browns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Logan Browning, Denise Boutte, Lamman Rucker
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns is an American sitcom created and produced by playwright, director, and producer Tyler Perry. The show revolves around a senior family living under one roof in ...more
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Malcolm & Eddie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Ed'DrionnaSmith added Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Eddie Griffin, Karen Malina White
Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on UPN, and ran for four seasons, airing its final episode on May 22, 2000. This series starred Malcolm-Jamal ...more
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The Hughleys is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Ed'DrionnaSmith added D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal, Eric Allan Kramer
The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000 and on the UPN network from September 11, 2000 to May 20, 2002. It starred comedian D. L. Hughley ...more
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True Jackson, VP is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively
True Jackson, VP is an American television sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon from November 8, 2008 to August 20, 2011. The series starred Keke Palmer, Ashley Argota, Matt Shively, Danielle ...more
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Cory in the House is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Kyle Massey, Jason Dolley, Maiara Walsh
Cory in the House is a television show, which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 13, 2008 and was a spin-off from the Disney show That's So Raven. The show focuses on ...more
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Just Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Justin Chon, Ayla Kell, Beau Billingslea
Just Jordan is an American television sitcom that aired on Nickelodeon as a part of the network's TEENick lineup. The series debuted on January 7, 2007 and was cancelled on April 5, 2008 with 30 ...more
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The Tracy Morgan Show is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Tamala Jones
The Tracy Morgan Show is an American sitcom that aired from December 2, 2003 to March 20, 2004 on NBC. The series stars Tracy Morgan and Tamala Jones. The show was canceled in its first season ...more
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Cuts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Cuts Shannon Elizabeth, Marques Houston, Beatrice Rosen
Cuts is an American sitcom that aired on the UPN network from February 14, 2005, to May 11, 2006, and is a spin-off of another UPN series, One on One. The show was canceled along with many other ...more
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Method & Red is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Sitcoms of the 2000s
Method Man, Redman, Anna Maria Horsford
Method & Red, sometimes written Meth and Red, is a short lived television program that ran on Fox from June 16 to September 15, 2004. It starred hip hop recording artists Method Man & ...more