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The Best Current Black TV Shows

Updated February 25, 2021 19.7k votes 8.9k voters 532.7k views60 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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    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
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  • Insecure2
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    Issa Rae, Jay Ellis

    Premiered2016

    Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore,...  more
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    Damson Idris, Carter Hudson

    Premiered2017

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  • Atlanta4
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    Atlanta

    Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry

    Premiered2016

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  • Black-ish5
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    Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross

    Premiered2014

    Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony...  more
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  • Queen Sugar6
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    Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner

    Premiered2016

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    Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson

    Premiered2018

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  • Black Lightning8
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    Cress Williams, China Anne McClain

    Premiered2018

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    Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston

    Premiered2017

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  • Godfather of Harlem10
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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
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  • Dear White People11
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    Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell

    Premiered2017

    Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series...  more
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  • Power Book II: Ghost12
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    Power Book II: Ghost

    Lovell Adams-Gray, Mary J. Blige

    Premiered2020

    Power Book II: Ghost (Starz, 2020) is an American crime drama television series and spin-off...  more
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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
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  • For Life14
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    For Life

    Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma

    Premiered2020

    For Life (ABC, 2020) is an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg....  more
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  • Raising Dion15
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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
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  • P-Valley16
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    P-Valley

    Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan

    Premiered2020

    P-Valley (Starz, 2020) is a crime drama television series created by Katori Hall. P-Valley...  more
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  • Sistas17
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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
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  • Lovecraft Country18
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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
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  • David Makes Man19
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    Akili McDowell, Phylicia Rashad

    Premiered2019

    David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show...  more
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  • Pose20
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    MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson

    Premiered2018

    Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad...  more
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  • Black Monday21
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    Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells

    Premiered2019

    Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street...  more
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    NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow

    Premiered2008

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    Cherish The Day

    Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller

    Premiered2020

    Cherish The Day (OWN, 2020) is an American romantic drama television series created and...  more
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    Tim Mowry, Anthony Alabi

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    Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan...  more
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    Mixed-ish

    Arica Himmell, Tika Sumpter

    Premiered2019

    Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by...  more
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