The Best 2010s Black Sitcoms 

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Updated November 20, 2019 748 votes 240 voters 14.9k views 18 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite black comedies that aired on TV in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s Black sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good 2010s African American comedy shows focus on the ups and downs of relationships, while others are more focused on family life. Not to say that none of these shows push the envelope or are groundbreaking in their own ways - just one look at Black-ish and Mixed-ish show the power that sitcoms have to be all at once hilarious, shocking, and impactful.

What shows appear on this best 2010s Black sitcoms list? Kevin Hart has brought in box office bucks with movies like Ride Along and The Wedding Ringer, but his hilarious comedy show Real Husbands of Hollywood is one of the best Black sitcoms from the '10s. The Carmichael Show, starring stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael, is also one of the best African American sitcoms that aired in the 2010s.

Tyler Perry is responsible for two of the best 2010s Black sitcoms – House of Payne and For Better or Worse. Other good shows that appear on this top 2010s Black sitcoms list include Uncle Buck, Black-ish and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Which '10s Black sitcom is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list.

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2010s Black Sitcoms
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Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, + more

Premiered: 2014

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The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2010s Black Sitcoms
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The Carmichael Show is an American sitcom television series created by Nicholas Stoller, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher, and Willie Hunter. The Carmichael Show follows a fictional version of comedian Jerrod Carmichael's family, set in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier, LilRel Howery

Premiered: 2015

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Tyler Perry's House of P... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2010s Black Sitcoms
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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 living under one roof in Atlanta led by patriarch Curtis Payne and his wife Ella. The show premiered in syndication on June 21, 2006, and new episodes were broadcast exclusively on TBS from June 6, 2007, until August 10, 2012. While primarily a comedy sitcom, House of Payne was known for featuring dark themes and subject matter, such as substance abuse and addiction. It also had elements of slapstick. The storyline of the show is serialized, with many references to past episodes, creating a continuing ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis

Premiered: 2006

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Real Husbands of Hollywo... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2010s Black Sitcoms
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Real Husbands of Hollywood (BET, 2013) is an American reality television parody show created by Kevin Hart and Chris Spencer. Parodying Bravo's The Real Housewives, celebrities play fictionalized versions of themselves as they venture through their surreal Hollywood lives. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, Nelly, + more

Premiered: 2013

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