Singers The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians  

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List Rules Vote up the best scripted, non-reality, starring musicians that are currently airing new episodes.

Some musicians are true double threats. Not only can they crank out hits that top the charts. They also star in some of your favorite television shows. These are some of the best current TV shows starring musicians you can check out now, so if you are looking for something to watch next, then consider these series. 

Donald Glover is perhaps the best example of this. His acting career began in earnest with a role in Community, and now he stars in Atlanta, one of the best shows airing now. Throughout his time on both of these shows, he put out great albums like Because, the Internet and Awaken, My Love!. Singers Mandy Moore and Zoë Kravitz are part of the casts of This Is Us and Big Little Lies, respectively, and both have a history of balancing their acting with their singing.

There are numerous shows starring rappers, singers, and musicians in the coming year. All of the shows on this list will have new episodes coming out in 2019, so you can get familiar before diving into your next obsession. If you like how any of these musicians have made the transition to acting, then you should upvote the best shows they are in. 

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Power is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin', The Massacre)
Power (Starz, 2014) is an American crime drama-thriller television series created by Courtney Kemp Agboh. James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) struggles to balance his life as a New York City ...more
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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Ice-T (Rhyme Pays, Home Invasion)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more
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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Mary J. Blige (My Life, Share My World)
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more
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Big Little Lies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Zoe Kravitz (Lolawolf)
Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley, based on the novel by Liane Moriarty. While Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman) ...more
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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Mandy Moore (Coverage, Wild Hope)
This Is Us (NBC, 2016) is an American television series created by Dan Fogelman. Follows a unique ensemble, as their paths cross and their life stories interwine, from sharing the same birthday, ...more
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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Donald Glover (Because the Internet)
Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover. College dropout Earn (Donald Glover) navigates through life with his ex-girlfriend (Zazie Beetz), his ...more
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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Jacob Latimore (The Connection)
The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents of the South Side of Chicago who become linked by ...more
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Euphoria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Zendaya ("Replay")
Euphoria (HBO, 2019) is an American drama television series based on the Israeli series. A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, love, and
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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Grant Gustin (Westside Story / Broadway Revival Tour)
The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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Cloak & Dagger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Olivia Holt ("Carry On, " "Winter Wonderland")
Cloak & Dagger (Freeform, 2018) is an American cable television series created by Joe Pokaski, based on the Marvel Comics characters. Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey ...more
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Young Justice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Jesse McCartney (Beautiful Soul, Departure)
Young Justice is an American animated television series created by Brandon Vietti and Greg Weisman for Cartoon Network. Despite its title, it is not a direct adaptation of Peter David, Todd ...more
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Trigger Warning with Killer Mi... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Killer Mike (Run the Jewels)
Trigger Warning with Killer Mike (Netflix, 2019) is an American reality comedy series created by Michael Render. In this six-part series Killer Mike (Michael Render), half of the rap duo Run The ...more
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Turn Up Charlie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Idris Elba (Mi Mandela)
Turn Up Charlie (Netflix, 2019) is an American comedy television series created by Idris Elba and Gary Reich. Charlie (Idris Elba) is a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, given a final chance ...more
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Black Monday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TV Shows Starring Musicians
Musician: Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon)
Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. A rag tag group of Wall Street outsiders take on the financial industry in the wake of the 1987 stock market crash.