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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 black TV couples left a mark in TV history and in our lives. From George and Louise to Uncle Phil and Aunt Viv, 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. They were probably one of the most famous black couples on TV. 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. 

Lucius and Cookie from Empire were one of the black couples with the best chemistry - though sometimes that was to their own detriment. This list also features the best black TV show couples from kids’ shows, such as Tanya and Victor from That’s So Raven and Ron and Natalie from Gullah Gullah Island

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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Whitley & Dwayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Whitley & Dwayne

A Different World

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

Martin

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Cliff & Clair is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Cliff & Clair

The Cosby Show

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Rochelle & Julius is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Rochelle & Julius
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Uncle Phil & Aunt Viv is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Uncle Phil & Aunt Viv

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

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

My Wife and Kids

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Jamie & Fancy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Jamie & Fancy

The Jamie Fox Show

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Bernie & Wanda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Bernie & Wanda

The Bernie Mac Show

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

Black-ish

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George & Louise is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
George & Louise

The Jeffersons

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Synclaire & Overton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Synclaire & Overton

Living Single

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

This Is Us

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Curtis & Ella is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Curtis & Ella
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Florida & James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Florida & James

Good Times

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Kyle Barker & Maxine Shaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Kyle Barker & Maxine Shaw Living Single
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Derwin & Melanie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Derwin & Melanie

The Game

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Lucius & Cookie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Lucius & Cookie

Empire

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

Family Matters

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Tanya & Victor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Tanya & Victor

That's So Raven

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Dee & Frank is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Dee & Frank

Moesha

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Alex & Derek is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
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Jesse & Angie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Jesse & Angie

All My Children

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Will & Sasha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Will & Sasha
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Ron & Natalie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Ron & Natalie Gullah Gullah Island
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Eddie & Jenn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Couples In TV History
Eddie & Jenn

Lincoln Heights