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The Best 2000s Black TV Shows 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.7k votes 274 voters 20.2k views 25 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite black TV Series that aired in the 2000s

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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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 45

Network: Adult Swim

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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My Wife and Kids is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 122

Network: Nick at Nite, American Broadcasting Company

My Wife & Kids (ABC, 2001) is an American sitcom television series created by Don Reo and Damon Wayans. Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta ...more

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Chappelle's Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Neal Brennan

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 33

Network: Comedy Central

Chappelle's Show is an American sketch comedy television series created by Dave Chappelle and Neal Brennan. Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the ...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

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 104

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Everybody Hates Chris is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond

Premiered: 2005

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 88

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

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 Proud Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 54

Network: Disney Channel

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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Girlfriends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 172

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

Girlfriends (UPN, 2000) is an American sitcom created by Mara Brock Akil. A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

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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

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 113

Network: UPN

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

Premiered: 1999

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 110

Network: UPN

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

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 60

Network: BBC Four, HBO

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Wire (HBO, 2002) is an American crime drama television series created and written by David Simon. The series features the Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and ...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

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 108

Network: Black Entertainment Television, The CW Television Network

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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That's So Raven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Raven-Symoné, Orlando Brown, Anneliese van der Pol

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 100

Network: Disney Channel, American Broadcasting Company

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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Tyler Perry's House of P... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 254

Network: TBS, American Broadcasting Company

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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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

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 140

Network: TBS

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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All of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy, Khamani Griffin

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 88

Network: UPN, The CW Television Network

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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Soul Food is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Vanessa A. Williams

Premiered: 2000

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 74

Network: Showtime

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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The Oprah Winfrey Show ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Oprah Winfrey, Nate Berkus, Gayle King

Premiered: 1986

Number of Seasons: 25

Number of Episodes: 4561

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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The Steve Harvey Show is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Kharee Winslow added Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 122

Network: The WB Television Network

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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Oz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen

Premiered: 1997

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 56

Network: HBO

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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Eve is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Sofía Vergara, Ali Landry, Eve

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 66

Network: UPN

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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Cedric the Entertainer P... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Ken Jeong, Cedric the Entertainer, Jerry Minor

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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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Method & Red is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Method Man, Redman, Anna Maria Horsford

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Black TV Shows
Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Tamala Jones

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: NBC

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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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

Premiered: 2003

Number of Seasons: 1

Network: The WB 100+ Station Group

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

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 21

Network: Fox Broadcasting Company

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