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The Greatest Black Sitcoms of the 1990s

Updated July 13, 2020 12.7k votes 2.4k voters 128.3k views34 items

List RulesVote up your favorite African American comedy shows that aired in the 1990s

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

    Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin

    Premiered1992

    Martin (Fox, 1992) is an American sitcom created by John Bowman, Martin Lawrence, and Topper...  more
  • 2
    991
    148

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

    Will Smith, James Avery

    Premiered1990

    The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from...  more
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    633
    103

    Living Single

    Queen Latifah, Kim Coles

    Premiered1993

    Living Single is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on the FOX network...  more
  • 4
    651
    111

    A Different World

    Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison

    Premiered1987

    A Different World (NBC, 1987) is an American sitcom created by Bill Cosby, and a spin-off of...  more
  • 5
    522
    86

    The Wayans Bros.

    Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans

    Premiered1995

    The Wayans Bros (WB,1995) is an American sitcom comedy created by Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans,...  more
  • 6
    406
    57

    The Proud Family

    Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson

    Premiered2001

    The Proud Family is an American animated television sitcom that ran on the Disney Channel from...  more
  • 7
    490
    85

    The Jamie Foxx Show

    Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris

    Premiered1996

    The Jamie Foxx Show is an American television sitcom that aired on the WB Network from August...  more
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    115

    Family Matters

    Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White

    Premiered1989

    Family Matters is an American sitcom which originated on ABC network from September 22, 1989...  more
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    102

    Sister, Sister

    Tia Mowry, Tamera Mowry

    Premiered1994

    Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry....  more
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    500
    94

    Moesha

    Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young

    Premiered1996

    Moesha is an American sitcom series that aired on the UPN network from January 23, 1996, to...  more
  • 11
    379
    80

    The Steve Harvey Show

    Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer

    Premiered1996

    The Steve Harvey Show, was a sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2002 on The WB Television Network....  more
  • 12
    362
    87

    Smart Guy

    Tahj Mowry, Essence Atkins

    Premiered1997

    Smart Guy is an American sitcom centering on the exploits of child genius T.J. Henderson, who...  more
  • 13
    374
    93

    Kenan & Kel

    Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell

    Premiered1996

    Kenan & Kel is an American teen comedy sitcom created by Kim Bass for Nickelodeon. It starred...  more
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    305
    66

    Girlfriends

    Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks

    Premiered2000

    Girlfriends (UPN, 2000) is an American sitcom created by Mara Brock Akil. A look at the lives,...  more
  • 15
    293
    78

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper

    Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete

    Premiered1992

    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (ABC, 1992) is an American sitcom created by Jeff Franklin. After a...  more
  • 16
    234
    64

    The Parent 'Hood

    Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas

    Premiered1995

    The Parent 'Hood is an American sitcom that aired on The WB airing from January 18, 1995 to...  more
  • 17
    246
    70

    In the House

    LL Cool J, Maia Campbell

    Premiered1995

    In the House (NBC, 1995) is an American sitcom created by Winifred Hervey. A once famous...  more
  • 18
    289
    101

    Cosby

    Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad

    Premiered1996

    Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16,...  more
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    208
    80

    Malcolm & Eddie

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Eddie Griffin

    Premiered1996

    Malcolm & Eddie is an American television sitcom that premiered August 26, 1996 on UPN, and...  more
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    176
    90

    The Hughleys

    D. L. Hughley, Elise Neal

    Premiered1998

    The Hughleys is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 22, 1998 to April 28, 2000...  more
  • 21
    173
    92

    Roc

    Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce

    Premiered1991

    Roc is an American comedy-drama television series which ran on Fox from August 1991 to May...  more
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    93
    49

    South Central

    Jennifer Lopez, Maia Campbell

    Premiered1994

    South Central is an American comedy-drama series that aired on the Fox network from April 5,...  more
  • 23
    115
    76

    The Sinbad Show

    Sinbad, T.K. Carter

    Premiered1993

    The Sinbad Show is an American sitcom starring comedian Sinbad that premiered on September 16,...  more
  • 24
    85
    50

    My Brother and Me

    Jim Coleman, Karen Fraction

    Premiered1994

    My Brother and Me is an American sitcom, which ran on Nickelodeon from October 15, 1994...  more
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    51
    49

    On Our Own

    Will Ferrell, Meagan Good

    Premiered1994

    On Our Own is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from September 13, 1994 until April 14,...  more