These are the best 1970s Black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From good 1970s African American TV series that were trendsetting comedies, to others that were heartbreaking dramas. A few of the top 70s Black TV shows even featured live performance, music, and interviews.
What shows appear on this best 1970s Black TV shows list? Of course, Sanford and Son should probably appear near the top of this list. This groundbreaking comedy ran from 1972-1977 and it is often listed as one of the best TV shows of all time. The Jeffersons is another one of the greatest Black TV shows that aired during the 1970s.
When Soul Train premiered in 1971, it featured cutting edge music, dance and fashion. Other good shows that appear on this top 1970s Black TV shows list include Good Times, Roots and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
What are television's best Black '70s shows? Vote up the 1970s shows that center both Black stories and Black characters that were the best of the decade and see where the Black shows of the '70s you loved to watch rank.
- 1220 VOTESBlack family moves into an apartment building on Manhattan's East Side.
- Actors: Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Mike Evans, Damon Evans, Roxie Roker
- Premiered: January 18, 1975
- Photo: Sanford & Son2274 VOTESA man runs a Los Angeles junkyard with his son.
- Actors: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Whitman Mayo, LaWanda Page, Slappy White
- Premiered: January 14, 1972
- 3255 VOTESFlorida Evans raises her family in a Chicago apartment building.
- Actors: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Jimmie Walker, Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter
- Premiered: February 1, 1974
- 4201 VOTESRaj, Rerun and Dwayne hang out at Rob's Place.
- Actors: Ernest Thomas, Fred Berry, Haywood Nelson, Mabel King, Danielle Spencer
- Premiered: August 5, 1976