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The Best Current Black Sitcoms

Updated May 14, 2021 873 votes 1.4k voters 102.5k views15 items

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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 Black-ish spinoffs, Grown-ish, and Kenan.

Which current Black comedy show is your favorite? Give the best shows a thumbs up!

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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
    • Actors: Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown
    • Premiered: September 24, 2014
    • Number of Seasons: 3

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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
    • Actors: Yara Shahidi, Deon Cole, Trevor Jackson, Jordan Buhat, Emily Arlook
    • Premiered: January 3, 2018
    • Number of Seasons: 4

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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
    • Actors: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Lisa Joyce, Y'lan Noel, Natasha Rothwell
    • Premiered: October 9, 2016
    • Number of Seasons: 4

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  • Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS, 2019), stylized as Bob ❤ Abishola, is an American sitcom television series created by Chuck Lorre, Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Gina Yashere. Bob (Billy Gardell) owns a compression sock factory in Detroit, after he has a heart attack because of the business and his family, he wakes at the hospital where he meets a Nigerian nurse and falls in love....  more
    • Actors: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt L. Jones, Maribeth Monroe
    • Premiered: September 23, 2019
    • Number of Seasons: 1

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