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The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked  

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

These are the best 2010s Black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. From some good 2010s African American TV series that are half hour comedies (Atlanta), to others that are heart pounding dramas (Empire), this list has something for everybody. A few of the top 2010s Black TV shows even feature live performance, music, and interviews.

What shows appear on this best 2010s Black TV shows list? In the 2010s, Comedy Central added several TV shows starring hilarious people with diverse ethnic backgrounds like Key & Peele, and Why? With Hannibal Buress. Black-ish is another great Black TV series that aired in the 2010s. Meanwhile, since Black-ish debuted in 2014, it's spawned a diverse empire of TV, including Grown-ish and Mixed-ish.

The 2010s also welcomed more good Black TV shows for kids including A.N.T. Farm and Are We There Yet? Other good shows that appear on this top 2010s Black TV shows list include Scandal, and Empire 

Which 2010s Black TV series is your favorite? Give the best shows a thumbs up.

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
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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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest
Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more
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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi
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 ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton
Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more
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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji
Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more
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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short
Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more
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Treme is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Treme is an American television drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that aired on HBO. The series premiered on April 11, 2010, and concluded on December 29, 2013, comprising ...more
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Empire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray
Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more
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The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson
The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centers ...more
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Are We There Yet? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Terry Crews, Essence Atkins, Coy Stewart
Are We There Yet? is an American television sitcom, which premiered on TBS on June 2, 2010.
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Why? With Hannibal Buress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Hannibal Buress
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Tyler Perry's House of Payne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
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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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more
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Love That Girl! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Tatyana Ali, Phil Morris, Alphonso McAuley
Love That Girl! is an American sitcom that airs on TV One and debuted on January 19, 2010. The series started off as a four episode, independently produced series presentation that aired as a ...more
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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore
The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more
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Black Jesus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Charlie Murphy, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk
Black Jesus (Adult Swim, 2014) is an American comedy television series created by Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg. In modern-day Compton, California, Jesus Christ (Gerald "Slink" ...more
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The First Family is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Gladys Knight, Kellita Smith
The First Family is an American sitcom that debuted in first-run syndication in the United States on September 22, 2012. Created by Byron Allen and produced by Allen's production company ...more
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A.N.T. Farm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short
A.N.T. Farm is an American teen sitcom which originally aired on Disney Channel from May 6, 2011 to March 21, 2014. It first aired on May 6, 2011, as a special one-episode preview and continued ...more
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks
The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more
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Mixed-ish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Arica Himmell, Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar
Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by Kenya Barris and Peter Saji, and a prequel spin-off of Black-ish and the second series to be spun-off ...more
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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe
Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three siblings move to Louisiana to inherit an 800 acre sugarcane farm left by their recently departed
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Chewing Gum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Chewing Gum Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale, Susan Wokoma
Chewing Gum (E4, 2015) is a British television sitcom created by Michaela Coel. Growing up as a restricted, religious virgin, 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon (Coel) wants to have sex ...more
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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios
Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack ...more
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Power is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Black TV Series of the 2010s, Ranked
Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Kathrine Narducci
Power (Starz, 2014) is an American crime drama-thriller television series created by Courtney Kemp Agboh. James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) struggles to balance his life as a New York City ...more