Fictional Relationships The Best Black Couples In TV History  

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We’re ranking the best black couples on TV. With time-tested relationships that made us both laugh and cry, these couples left a mark in TV history and in our lives. From George and Louise, Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv, and Randall and Beth, this list includes the best black couples in TV history. 

In the '80s and early '90s, Cliff and Clair Huxtable charmed audiences everywhere in The Cosby Show. Carl and Harriette Winslow from Family Matters were Friday night staples on ABC, and Michael and Janet in My Wife and Kids were the types of parents every kid wanted. Which couple is your favorite?

Vote up the best black TV couples, and add your own if they’re missing from the list.

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19 7
Uncle Phil & Aunt Viv is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Uncle Phil & Aunt Viv

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

2
18 7
Martin & Gina is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Martin & Gina

Martin

3
17 7
George & Louise is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
George & Louise

The Jeffersons

4
13 4
Whitley & Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Whitley & Dwayne

A Different World

5
13 5
Rochelle & Julius is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Rochelle & Julius

Everybody Hates Chris

6
13 5
Michael & Janet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Michael & Janet

My Wife and Kids

7
9 2
Dre & Bow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Dre & Bow

Black-ish

8
8 2
Lucius & Cookie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Lucius & Cookie

Empire

9
12 6
Randall & Beth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Randall & Beth

This Is Us

10
12 7
Cliff & Clair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Cliff & Clair

The Cosby Show

11
11 6
Jamie & Fancy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Jamie & Fancy

The Jamie Fox Show

12
10 7
Bernie & Wanda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Bernie & Wanda

The Bernie Mac Show

13
11 9
Florida & James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Florida & James

Good Times

14
7 7
Synclaire & Overton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Synclaire & Overton

Living Single

15
7 7
Curtis & Ella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Curtis & Ella
16
6 7
Derwin & Melanie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Derwin & Melanie

The Game

17
4 5
Tanya & Victor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Tanya & Victor

That's So Raven

18
7 9
Carl & Harriette is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Carl & Harriette

Family Matters

19
4 6
Earn & Van is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Earn & Van

Atlanta

20
3 5
Will & Sasha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Will & Sasha

Meet the Browns

21
3 6
Jesse & Angie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Jesse & Angie

All My Children

22
3 8
Eddie & Jenn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Eddie & Jenn

Lincoln Heights

23
2 7
Lawrence & Issa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Lawrence & Issa

Insecure

24
1 7
Dee & Frank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Dee & Frank

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