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The Best 2000s Black TV Shows 

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These are the best 2000s Black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 2000s African American TV series that were groundbreaking, classic dramas to others that were trendsetting comedies. A few of the top 2000s Black TV shows even featured live performance, music, and interviews.

What shows appear on this best 2000s Black TV shows list? When Chappelle's Show premiered in 2003 it became an instant hit with comedy fans. The show ended after only three seasons, but it still ranks among the best sketch shows of all time. Everybody Hates Chris was also a good Black TV series that aired in the 2000s.

African American women are often under represented on television, but the great 2000s Black TV show Girlfriends depicted interesting and engaging women throughout its eight season run. Other good shows that appear on this top 2000s Black TV shows list include That's So Raven, My Wife and Kids and The Parkers.

Do you have a favorite Black TV show from the 00s? Vote the best series up to No. 1 and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan
Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by comedians Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan, with Chappelle hosting the show as well as starring in the majority of its ...more

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams
The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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 Bernie Mac Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez
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) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II
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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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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The Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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One on One is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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 Parkers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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The Wire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Wire is an American drama television series set and produced in and around Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was ...more

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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Tyler Perry's House of P... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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Meet the Browns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Meet the Browns
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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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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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Soul Food is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Vanessa A. Williams
Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by ...more

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All of Us is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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 Oprah Winfrey Show ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred to simply as Oprah, is an American syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from 1986 to 2011. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah ...more

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Eve is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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Oz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Oz is an American television drama series created by Tom Fontana, who also wrote or co-wrote all of the series' 56 episodes. It was the first one-hour dramatic television series to be produced ...more

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Method & Red is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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
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The Tracy Morgan Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
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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Cedric the Entertainer P... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Ken Jeong, Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Minor
Cedric the Entertainer Presents was an American sketch comedy television series starring Cedric the Entertainer. The series premiered September 18, 2002 on Fox and after the first season, Fox ...more
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Like Family is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Like Family
Megalyn Echikunwoke, Kevin Michael Richardson, Diane Farr
Like Family is an American sitcom that aired on The WB in 2003. The series stars Holly Robinson Peete and Kevin Michael Richardson and lasted one season. Like Family was created and produced by ...more
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The Wanda Sykes Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Brant Kaiwi, Wanda Sykes, Keith Robinson
The Wanda Sykes Show was an American talk show hosted by comedian Wanda Sykes on Fox that debuted on November 7, 2009. The show was announced in March 2009 by Kevin Reilly. Comedian Keith ...more