90s The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s  

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Although black sitcoms have been on television since the earliest days of network syndication, the genre really boomed in the 1990s. The '90s showcased some incredibly funny black sitcoms on a variety of networks. This list contains funny '90s black sitcoms, and heartwarming 1990s African American sitcoms that the whole family can enjoy.

What are the best '90s black sitcoms? Of course, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air made the cut! The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was created by Andy and Susan Borowitz, and starred comedian/rapper Will Smith. It aired on NBC from 1990 – 1996.

Other great '90s black sitcom shows like Living Single and Family Matters also appear on this list.  Sister, Sister was a favorite 1990s black sitcom that aired on ABC from 1994 – 1995, and on the WB from 1995 - 1999. This funny black sitcom starred real-life twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry.

Where do your favorite 1990s funny black sitcoms fall on this list? Be sure to vote them to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Martin Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford Martin is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on the Fox network, from August 27, 1992, to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s, ...more

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. The show stars Will Smith as a fictionalized version of ...more

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Living Single is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Living Single Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander Living Single is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on the FOX network from August 29, 1993, to January 1, 1998. The show centered on the lives of six friends who share ...more

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of ...more

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Sister, Sister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Sister, Sister Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry, Marques Houston Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It aired from 1994 to 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted ...more

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997 and then aired on CBS network from September 19, 1997, to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of ...more

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Moesha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Moesha 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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The Jamie Foxx Show is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August 28, 1996 to January 14, 2001. The series stars Jamie Foxx, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan, ...more

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The Wayans Bros. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Wayans Bros. Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon The Wayans Bros. ist eine US-amerikanische Komödie welche als Fernseh-Serie in den Jahren 1995 bis 1999 ausgestrahlt wurde. In den Hauptrollen, die Brüder Shawn und Marlon Wayans.

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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Steve Harvey Show 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 Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
SamiahDilbert added The Proud Family Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton The Proud Family is an American animated television sitcom that ran on the Disney Channel from September 21, 2001 to August 19, 2005. In 2011, reruns of The Proud Family were shown on the ...more

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Smart Guy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Smart Guy Tahj Mowry, Essence Atkins, Jason Weaver Smart Guy is an American sitcom centering on the exploits of child genius T.J. Henderson, who moves from being an elementary school student in the fourth grade to a high school student in the ...more

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Kenan & Kel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Kenan & Kel 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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Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman Hangin' with Mr. Cooper is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from 1992 to 1997, starring Mark Curry and Holly Robinson. The show took place in Curry's hometown of ...more

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Cosby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Cosby Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996, to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars ...more

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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
SamiahDilbert added Girlfriends 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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In the House is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
In the House LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro In the House is an American sitcom that premiered on April 10, 1995 on NBC. The series moved to UPN after its second season, where it remained for an additional three seasons until it was ...more

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The Parent 'Hood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Parent 'Hood Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston The Parent 'Hood is an American sitcom that aired on The WB airing from January 18, 1995 to July 25, 1999. The series starred Robert Townsend and Suzzanne Douglas. Originally to have been titled ...more

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Roc is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Roc Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce, Rocky Carroll Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May 1994. The series stars Charles S. Dutton as Baltimore garbage collector Roc Emerson and Ella Joyce as ...more

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Malcolm & Eddie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Malcolm & Eddie 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) 21 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Hughleys 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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South Central is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
JasmineDior added South Central Jennifer Lopez, Maia Campbell, Larenz Tate South Central is an American comedy-drama series that aired on the Fox network from April 5, 1994 to June 7, 1994. It was cancelled following its first season, with the airing of only 10

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My Brother and Me is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
JasmineDior added My Brother and Me Jim Coleman, Karen Fraction, Arthur Reggie III My Brother and Me is an American sitcom, which ran on Nickelodeon from October 15, 1994 through February 2, 1995. The show centers on the Parkers, a family living in the west side of Charlotte, ...more

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The Sinbad Show is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
The Sinbad Show Sinbad, T.K. Carter, Erin Davis The Sinbad Show is an American sitcom starring comedian Sinbad that premiered on September 16, 1993 on Fox. The show's main plot is about a bachelor taking in two orphaned children. Chuck Brown ...more

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On Our Own is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
JasmineDior added On Our Own Will Ferrell, Meagan Good, Jurnee Smollett On Our Own is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 13, 1994 until April 14, 1995. The series stars Ralph Louis Harris and six real life siblings: Jazz, Jocqui, Jake, Jojo, Jurnee, ...more

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Between Brothers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Between Brothers Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tommy Davidson, Kadeem Hardison Between Brothers is an American television situation comedy centered on four middle-class African American men in their late twenties, living in Chicago. It premiered on September 11, 1997 on ...more

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Waynehead is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
JasmineDior added Waynehead Gary Coleman, Marlon Wayans, Frank Welker Waynehead is a Saturday morning animated series created by American actor Damon Wayans. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Nelvana. It ran on Kids' WB from 1996-1997. It is about a ...more

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Hey Monie! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
ChocolateThunderCherry added Hey Monie! Maria Bamford, Brendon Small, Angela Shelton Hey Monie! is an animated American black sitcom produced by Soup2Nuts. Originally part of the series X-Chromosome, Hey Monie! aired on Black Entertainment Television and, afterward, on the ...more

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City Guys is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
City Guys Dion Basco, Wesley Jonathan, Marcella Lowery City Guys is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on NBC from September 6, 1997 to December 15, 2001. The series aired as part of the network's Saturday morning block, TNBC.

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Homeboys in Outer Space is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Lashawnda Battle added Homeboys in Outer Space Flex Alexander, Darryl M. Bell, Rhona Bennett Homeboys in Outer Space is an American science fiction/fantasy sitcom that aired on UPN from 1996 to 1997. The series stars comedian Flex and Darryl Bell.

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Good News is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s
Good News Billy Preston, David Ramsey, Guy Torry Good News is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from 1997 to 1998. The series is a spin-off of the UPN series Sparks.