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The Best Current Black Sitcoms 

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Updated June 11, 2020 2.6k votes 1.3k voters 98.6k views 13 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite black comedies airing on TV right now

These are the best Black sitcoms on the air, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some good current African American comedy shows center on family life, while others are decidedly less traditional. A few of the top current Black sitcoms feature hilarious stand-up comedians in starring roles.

What shows appear on this best current Black sitcoms list? After premiering in 2014, Black-ish quickly became a hit Black comedy show for ABC and one of the best Black sitcoms of the decadeInsecure is another one of the best Black sitcoms currently on television.

Other good Black comedies that appear on this top current Black sitcoms list include Donald Glover's Atlanta and Tyler Perry's Love Thy Neighbor.

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Black Sitcoms
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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 white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, + more

Premiered: 2014

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Black Sitcoms
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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 rapper cousin (Brian Tyree Henry), and their friend Darius (Lakeith Stanfield). ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Premiered: 2016

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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Black Sitcoms
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Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When the Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begin her journey to adulthood, she quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell, Francia Raisa, Emily Arlook, + more

Premiered: 2018

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Black Sitcoms
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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 Orji) navigate through life while dealing with friendships, love, and careers. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Natasha Rothwell, + more

Premiered: 2016

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