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The Best Current Black TV Shows

Updated November 20, 2020 24.4k votes 8.6k voters 509.4k views67 items

List RulesVote up your favorite black TV shows that are airing right now

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 2020.

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    The Chi
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    The Chi

    Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

    Premiered2018

    The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Insecure
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    Insecure

    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis

    Premiered2016

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    Snowfall
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    Snowfall

    Damson Idris, Carter Hudson

    Premiered2017

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    Atlanta
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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry

    Premiered2016

    Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black-ish
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    Black-ish

    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Queen Sugar
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    Queen Sugar

    Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner

    Premiered2016

    Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Greenleaf
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    Greenleaf

    Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne

    Premiered2016

    Greenleaf (OWN, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Craig Wright. The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Grown-ish
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    Grown-ish

    Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson

    Premiered2018

    Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black Lightning
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    Black Lightning

    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Premiered2018

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    Claws
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    Claws

    Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston

    Premiered2017

    Claws (TNT, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Eliot Laurence. Five... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Dear White People
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    Dear White People

    Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell

    Premiered2017

    Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Godfather of Harlem
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    Godfather of Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Premiered2019

    Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    The Haves And The Have Nots
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    The Haves And The Have Nots

    Tika Sumpter, Crystal Fox

    Premiered2013

    The Haves And The Have Nots (OWN, 2013) is an American drama series created by Tyler Perry.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Raising Dion
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    Raising Dion

    Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young

    Premiered2019

    Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    For Life
    80
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    For Life

    Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma

    Premiered2020

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    If Loving You Is Wrong
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    If Loving You Is Wrong

    Amanda Clayton, Edwina Findley

    Premiered2014

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    David Makes Man
    98
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    David Makes Man

    Akili McDowell, Phylicia Rashad

    Premiered2019

    David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Boomerang
    136
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    Boomerang

    Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson

    Premiered2019

    Boomerang (BET, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the film of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    American Soul
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    American Soul

    Sinqua Walls, Jason Dirden

    Premiered2019

    American Soul (BET, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jonathan Prince.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sistas
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    Sistas

    Kj Smith, Mignon

    Premiered2019

    Sistas (BET, 2019) is a comedy television series created by Tyler Perry. A group of single... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    P-Valley
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    P-Valley

    Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan

    Premiered2020

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    Pose
    72
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    Pose

    MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson

    Premiered2018

    Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Black Monday
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    Black Monday

    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells

    Premiered2019

    Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Tales
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    Tales

    Boris Kodjoe, Matthew Noszka
    Tales (BET, 2017) is an American drama anthology television series created by Irv Gotti. Each... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lovecraft Country
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    Lovecraft Country

    Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

    Premiered2020

    Lovecraft Country (HBO, 2020) is a drama horror television series based on the novel by Matt... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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