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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 funniest black TV shows currently on television. Other hilarious 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 Empire.

Do you have a favorite current black TV show in 2017? Give the best shows a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Shalisse added Insecure Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji

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Power is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
JoJo Brown added Power Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton Power is an upcoming drama television series on Starz. It is expected to air in 2014.

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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Ashley Prince added Queen Sugar Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Laura Shavers added Atlanta Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Zazie Beetz The series follows Earn (Donald Glover) during his daily life in Atlanta, Georgia, as he tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his girlfriend (the mother of his daughter), his parents, and his ...more

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder is an American television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC ...more

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Being Mary Jane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Being Mary Jane Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal, Raven Goodwin Being Mary Jane is an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, that debuted January 7, 2014, on BET. The 90 minute pilot for the series aired on ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Gray Empire is an American musical drama television series which debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015. The show centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the ...more

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Greenleaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Ashley Prince added Greenleaf Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Desiree Ross Greenleaf is an American television drama series, created by Craig Wright, and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. Greenleaf follows the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family with ...more

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Survivor's Remorse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
RenanGenerali added Survivor's Remorse Mike Epps, Tichina Arnold, RonReaco Lee Survivor's Remorse is a half-hour format comedy television series.

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is ...more

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The Haves And The Have Nots is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
LeCitha White added The Haves And The Have Nots Tika Sumpter, Crystal Fox, Renee Lawless Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, "The Haves and the Have Nots" is a drama series following the dynamics of the affluent Cryer family and the impoverished family of Hanna, ...more

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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Robert Clayton Hailes Jr added Snowfall Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Emily Rios Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton, Eric Amadio and Dave Andron. Set in 1983 Los Angeles, the series revolves around the first crack ...more

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The Quad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Laura Shavers added The Quad Anika Noni Rose, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sean Blakemore The Quad (BET, 2017) is an American television drama, created by Felicia D. Henderson, Charles Holland and Rob Hardy. The series follows ambitious yet troubled Dr. Eva Fletcher (Anika Noni ...more

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Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Cassandra Dowling added Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta Joseline Hernandez, Erica Dixon, Rasheeda

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Real Husbands of Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Real Husbands of Hollywood Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe Real Husbands of Hollywood is an American comedy reality television parody on BET. The series debuted on January 15, 2013. It was announced in March 2013 that the series would be renewed for a ...more

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If Loving You Is Wrong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Cassandra Dowling added If Loving You Is Wrong Amanda Clayton, Edwina Findley, Heather Hemmens

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Claws is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Robert Clayton Hailes Jr added Claws Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes Claws is an American comedy-drama television series that premiered on TNT on June 11, 2017. Five manicurists at the Nail Artisan salon of Manatee County enter the traditionally male world of ...more

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Marlon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Marlon Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor Marlon is an American comedy television series. A loving (but immature) father with a larger-than-life personality is committed to co-parenting his two kids with his very-together ex-wife but ...more

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
The Real Housewives of Atlanta NeNe Leakes, DeShawn Snow, Shereé Whitfield The Real Housewives of Atlanta is an American reality television series that premiered on October 7, 2008, on Bravo. Developed as the third installment of The Real Housewives franchise, ...more

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Star is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
sjvalme@gmail.com added Star Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O'Grady Star (Fox, 2016) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy. It revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany ...more

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Superior Donuts is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
Fadumo Ali added Superior Donuts Judd Hirsch, Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner Superior Donuts (CBS, 2017) is a sitcom based on the 2008 play of the same name by Tracy Letts. that revolves around the relationship between the owner of a donut shop, Arthur Przbyszewski (Judd ...more

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Love Thy Neighbor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
LeCitha White added Love Thy Neighbor Patrice Lovely, Palmer Williams, Kendra C. Johnson Love Thy Neighbor (OWN, 2017) is an American television sitcom created by Tyler Perry. Managing the Love Train Diner with her brother-in-law Floyd (Palmer Williams Jr.), Hattie Mae (Patrice ...more

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The Real Housewives of Potomac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
bubbletrouble added The Real Housewives of Potomac Gizelle Bryant, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon The Real Housewives of Potomac (abbreviated RHOP) is an American reality television series that premiered on January 17, 2016, on Bravo. The show was developed as the 8th installment of The Real ...more

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The Wendy Williams Show is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Black TV Shows
The Wendy Williams Show Wendy Williams The Wendy Williams Show is an American syndicated talk show hosted by Wendy Williams. The show is produced by Debmar-Mercury, and airs internationally, and is re-broadcast on BET. It premiered ...more