TV The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015  

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List Rules Only shows that premiered Season 1 after January 1, 2015.

With Hollywood increasingly embracing diversity, some of the best new Black shows have premiered since 2015. From lighthearted sitcoms to sci-fi thrillers to shows that tackle race relations head on, some amazing work has come out showcasing spectacular African American writers, producers, and actors. Which Black TV shows are the best? Vote below to decide!

What shows will you find on this new African American shows list? Airing on NBC from 2015 to 2017, The Carmichael Show examines a variety of serious social issues with sharp humor and hilarious jokes. Insecure was inspired by Issa Rae's popular web series Awkward before HBO turned it into a full-blown show. The Netflix smash hit Dear White People premiered in 2017, and was based on the critically acclaimed movie of the same name. Other good series featured on this list include Grown-ish, Superior Donuts, and Atlanta.

Do you have a favorite new African American TV series? Vote for the best Black series below, and add anything you feel is missing. 

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The Chi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
The Chi Jason Mitchell, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Jacob Latimore 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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Insecure is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Insecure Issa Rae, Jay Ellis, Yvonne Orji Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, based on the web series Awkward Black Girl. Black female friends Issa (Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne ...more

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Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Atlanta Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield 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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Queen Sugar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Queen Sugar Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe Queen Sugar (OWN, 2016) is an American drama television series created by Ava DuVernay. Three siblings move to Louisiana to inherit an 800 acre sugarcane farm left by their recently departed

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The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
The Carmichael Show Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier

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Grown-ish is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Grown-ish Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Chris Parnell Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by Kenya Barris. When Johnsons' eldest daughter Zoey (Yara Shahidi) heads off to college to begins her ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Dear White People Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more

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Black Lightning is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Black Lightning Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character of the same name. Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams), who retired from his superhero persona Black ...more

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Marlon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Marlon Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins, Notlim Taylor Marlon (NBC, 2017) is an American comedy television series created by Christopher Moynihan and Marlon Wayans. Despite their inability to coexist, divorced couple Marlon Wayne (Marlon Wayans) and ...more

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Shots Fired is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Shots Fired Sanaa Lathan, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss Shots Fired (Fox, 2017) is an American ten-part event drama television series. The series is about the situation following a racially charged shooting in a fictional town in North Carolina.

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Star is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
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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This Is Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
This Is Us Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown 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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Claws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Claws Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes Claws (TNT, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Eliot Laurence. Five manicurists at the Nail Artisan salon of Manatee County, Florida enter the traditionally male world of ...more

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Snowfall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
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) 15 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
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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Lethal Weapon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Lethal Weapon Damon Wayans, Clayne Crawford, Jordana Brewster Lethal Weapon (Fox, 2016) is an American buddy cop action comedy-drama television series developed by Matt Miller and based on the film series. A slightly unhinged cop (Clayne Crawford) is ...more

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The Mayor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
The Mayor Brandon Micheal Hall, Lea Michele, Bernard David Jones The Mayor (ABC, 2017) is an American sitcom created by Jeremy Bronson. Tired of waiting for his big break, aspiring young rapper Courtney Rose (Brandon Michael Hall) tries to attract attention ...more

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24: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
24: Legacy Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits 24: Legacy (Fox, 2017) is a spin-off of the 2001 series 24. It follows the life of ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) who has returned to America, and the trouble that follows him back, ...more

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Superior Donuts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
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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Timeless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Colin Blake added Timeless Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Starring Abigail Spencer Matt Lanter Malcolm Barrett Timeless (NBC, 2016) tollows the adventures of an unusual trio—a history professor (Abigail Spencer), a scientist (Malcolm Barrett), and a soldier (Matt Lanter)—as they attempt to stop Garcia ...more

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Still Star-Crossed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
Still Star-Crossed Lashana Lynch, Sterling Sulieman, Wade Briggs Still Star-Crossed (ABC, 2017) is a period drama television series produced by Shonda Rhimes' ShondaLand, based on the book with same name by Melinda Taub. Still Star-Crossed is sequel for ...more

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The Real Housewives of Potomac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black TV Shows Since 2015
The Real Housewives Of Potomac 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