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The Best Current Black TV Shows

Updated May 5, 2021 20.2k votes 9.2k voters 550.8k views65 items

List RulesVote up your favorite medical series that are currently airing new episodes.

These are the best current Black TV shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some of these good current African American TV series are comedies, and others, quite obviously, are dramas. A few of the top current Black TV shows even feature live performance, music, and interviews.

What shows appear on this best current Black TV shows list? With an all-star cast including Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne, Black-ish is one of the best ABC comedies currently on television. Other hilarious and popular shows featuring great African American actors include Real Husbands of Hollywood, Atlanta, and Insecure.

There are also several great current Black dramas including Scandal and The Chi. Whether it be comedies or dramas, these shows are often where young Black actors first gain notice and become household names.

Give the best shows a thumbs up and vote others down accordingly. Do you have a favorite current Black TV show this year? See what television shows with mostly Black casts have new episodes in 2021.

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    Damson Idris, Carter Hudson
    Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton,...  more

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    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis
    Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore,...  more

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    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A...  more

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    Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry
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    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross
    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony...  more

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    Queen Sugar

    Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner
    Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three...  more
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    Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson
    Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by...  more

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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain
    Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character...  more


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    Power Book II: Ghost

    Lovell Adams-Gray, Mary J. Blige
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    Godfather of Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio
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    Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston
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    Dear White People

    Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell
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    The Haves And The Have Nots

    Tika Sumpter, Crystal Fox
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    For Life

    Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma
    For Life (ABC, 2020) is an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg....  more

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    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young
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    Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan
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    Lovecraft Country

    Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell
    Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt...  more

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    Kj Smith, Mignon
    Sistas (BET, 2019) is a comedy television series created by Tyler Perry. A group of single...  more

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    David Makes Man

    Akili McDowell, Phylicia Rashad
    David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show...  more

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    MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson
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    All Rise

    Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel
    All Rise (CBS, 2019) is an American drama television series. Newly appointed Judge Lola...  more

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    Black Monday

    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells
    Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street...  more

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    The Real Housewives of Atlanta

    NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow
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    Cherish The Day

    Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller
    Cherish The Day (OWN, 2020) is an American romantic drama television series created and...  more

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    Family Reunion

    Tim Mowry, Anthony Alabi
    Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan...  more

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