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The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows 

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List of popular BET shows, ranked from best to worst. This list of the top Black Entertainment Television TV series, both current and canceled series, includes the date when each first aired as well as lists of the casts of actors. The best BET TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on Black Entertainment Television, as this list covers the entire history of the network. List ranges from Hell Date to Ballers and more. This list is sorted alphabetically by the title of every original BET show ever, and you can sort by any column, even year of release for a list of old Black Entertainment Television shows or even unaired BET series. Television fans in different locations grew up with Black Entertainment Television on different channels, but most of us got the same shows, so don't let your favorite Black Entertainment Television TV shows sink to the bottom of the list! The list of top Black Entertainment Television television shown below includes cast, creator, and premiere date when available. This list contains only TV series on the BET network, even ones that have had their time or have been cancelled. You may copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends.
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106 & Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
106 & Park Meagan Good, Bow Wow

Premiered: 2000

Genres (Tv): Music video, Talk show

106 & Park is an American hip hop and R&B music video show set up in a countdown format, that was broadcast Monday to Friday at 6/5c on BET. Since its inception, it has been the ...more
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Video Soul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Video Soul Donnie Simpson

Premiered: 1981

Genres (Tv): Music video

Video Soul is a 2-hour long American music video program that aired on BET from 1981 to 1996.
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The Game is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Sitcom, Drama, Sports film, Comedy-drama, Comedy

The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime ...more

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#39 of 86 The Greatest Black Sitcoms of All Time #32 of 162 TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans #1,175 of 1,318 The Best Guilty Pleasure TV Shows

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Rap City is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Rap City Big Tigger

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Music video

Rap City is a music video television program block that aired on the Black Entertainment Television network. The program was an exclusive showcase for hip hop music videos, and features ...more
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ComicView is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
ComicView D. L. Hughley, Sommore, Sheryl Underwood

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Stand-up comedy

ComicView is an American stand-up comedy show that aired on BET on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 1992 to December 2008. In May 2014, BET announced the return of ComicView. The show has ...more
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Run's House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Run's House is an American reality television series that debuted on October 13, 2005. The series chronicles the family life of former Run–D.M.C. rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons, ...more
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College Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Willie Macc, Ja'ron Thompson, Vanessa Hamilton

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Reality television

College Hill (BET, 2004) is an American reality television show. It follows the lives of students at historically black colleges.
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BET's Top 25 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
BET's Top 25

Premiered: 2001

BET's Top 25 is a countdown show that features top 25 favorites like top 25 men/women, dances, actors, rappers, etc., with commentary from industry insiders.
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Being Mary Jane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
venita-murray added Being Mary Jane Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal, Margaret Avery

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Drama

Being Mary Jane (BET, 2014) is an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. The life of a young black woman (Gabrielle Union), her work, her family, and the popular talk show ...more

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#31 of 162 TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans #157 of 158 Shows with the Best Freakin' Series Finales of All Time #49 of 57 The Best (and Worst) TV Shows Ending in 2018

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Sunday Best is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, CeCe Winans

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Sunday Best is a reality television Gospel singing competition series which airs on BET. Season the show and its judges set out to find the best undiscovered gospel talent in America. Finalist ...more
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Midnight Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Midnight Love

Premiered: 1985

Genres (Tv): Music video

Midnight Love is a late-night video block on the Black Entertainment Television network. It showcase music videos that focuses on R&B/Soul ballads and Quiet Storm songs. The show original ...more
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The Mo'Nique Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Mo'Nique, Rodney Perry, Tamala Jones

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Talk show, Late night television

The Mo'Nique Show is an American talk show hosted by comedian actress Mo'Nique. Aired on BET, the series began October 5, 2009. The show's second and final season premiered on Monday, October 4,
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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
American Gangster Ving Rhames

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Documentary

American Gangster is a documentary television series, which airs on BET. The show features some of black America's most infamous and powerful gangsters. It is narrated by Ving Rhames. The series ...more
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Baldwin Hills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Baldwin Hills

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Drama, Reality television

Baldwin Hills is an American reality television series featuring African-American teenagers from the Baldwin Hills district in Los Angeles, California. The series aired on BET from July 2007 to ...more
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Teen Summit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Teen Summit

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Adolescence, Talk show

Teen Summit is an American talk show for youth that aired on Black Entertainment Television from September 16, 1989 to August 31, 2002.
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Hell Date is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Chris Hollyfield, Aikisha Holly, Krystn Leigh

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Hell Date (BET, 2007) is an American hoax dating show. Presenting itself as a typical dating show, such as Blind Date, it featured actors pretending to be a contestant or participant on the ...more
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BET: Notarized is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
BET: Notarized
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Access Granted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Access Granted

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Music video

Access Granted is an American television series that features an in depth look at the planning, filming and production of R&B and hip hop music videos. Each week a different artist and their ...more
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Bobby Jones Gospel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Bobby Jones Gospel Bobby Jones

Premiered: 1980

Bobby Jones Gospel is a program on Black Entertainment Television hosted by gospel legend Dr. Bobby Jones airing Sunday mornings at 9:00E/8:00C. The series premiered on January 27, 1980, almost ...more
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Blackbuster movies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
BET presents film favorites with the new "BET's Star Cinema" celebrating African American achievement in film, "BET's Star Cinema" showcases popular black movies for viewers' ...more
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Keyshia Cole: The Way It... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is Keyshia Cole

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is is Grammy-nominated R&B singer Keyshia Cole's own reality show, which aired on BET. The series was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. The series became the most-watched ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Kerry Washington, Stan Lee, Djimon Hounsou

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Animation, Action/Adventure, Superhero fiction, Action, Science Fiction

Black Panther is an American cartoon series by Marvel Knights Animation, Titmouse, inc. in partnership with Hudlin Entertainment and BET, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero of the same ...more
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BET Awards 2011 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
BET Awards 2011
The 2011 BET Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on June 26, 2011. The awards recognized Americans in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment ...more
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Monica: Still Standing ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
Monica: Still Standing Monica

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Monica: Still Standing is an American reality series following R&B singer Monica. The series premiered on BET October 27, 2009 after the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards.
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The Quad is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Entertainment Television TV Shows
The Quad Anika Noni Rose, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore
The Quad (BET, 2017) is an American television drama, created by Felicia D. Henderson, Charles Holland and Rob Hardy. The series follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni ...more