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The Best Black Couples In TV History

Updated July 13, 2020 3.2k votes 421 voters 8.6k views27 items

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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  • 1
    217
    36

    Whitley & Dwayne

    A Different World

  • 2
    182
    40

    Martin & Gina

    Martin

  • 3
    142
    45

    Cliff & Clair

    The Cosby Show

  • 4
    105
    29

    Michael & Janet

    My Wife and Kids

  • 5
    102
    30

    Rochelle & Julius

  • 6
    96
    33

    Bernie & Wanda

    The Bernie Mac Show

  • 7
    113
    49

    Uncle Phil & Aunt Viv

    Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

  • 8
    88
    33

    Synclaire & Overton

    Living Single

  • 9
    75
    22

    Kyle Barker & Maxine Shaw

    Living Single
  • 10
    90
    36

    Florida & James

    Good Times

  • 11
    89
    37

    George & Louise

    The Jeffersons

  • 12
    86
    39

    Jamie & Fancy

    The Jamie Fox Show

  • 13
    91
    46

    Dre & Bow

    Black-ish

  • 14
    93
    51

    Randall & Beth

    This Is Us

  • 15
    70
    33

    Curtis & Ella

    House of Payne

  • 16
    68
    32

    Carl & Harriette

    Family Matters

  • 17
    53
    33

    Dee & Frank

    Moesha

  • 18
    67
    51

    Derwin & Melanie

    The Game

  • 19
    45
    40

    Tanya & Victor

    That's So Raven

  • 20
    62
    64

    Lucius & Cookie

    Empire

  • 21
    27
    31

    Alex & Derek

    STAR
  • 22
    19
    21

    Ron & Natalie

    Gullah Gullah Island
  • 23
    27
    35

    Will & Sasha

  • 24
    25
    35

    Eddie & Jenn

    Lincoln Heights

  • 25
    32
    53

    Lawrence & Issa

    Insecure