TV The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans  

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One of the best new additions to your television programming schedule are shows about Asian-Americans. This long-neglected group of the population has never been well-represented in Hollywood, but times are changing and there are some incredible television series out right now featuring some of the most talented Asian American actors and actresses. If you're looking for a new pool of talent to fill your next binge-watching session, this list of TV shows about Asian Americans will definitely help you find something new.

Asian Americans have long been relegated to the role of villain or punching bag with few taking leading roles until relatively recently. Shows like ABC's Fresh Off the Boat offer a glimpse in the lives of a Taiwanese family as they emigrate to the US and make their way across the East Coast to open a restaurant. Other series like Quantico star Asian Americans as their leads, including the ever-popular Priyanka Chopra. In short, there's a decent list of shows starring Asian-Americans.

For more recommendations on shows with Asian actors, browse this list and feel free to add any similar shows you think are missing!

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Youth & Consequences is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Youth & Consequences Anna Akana, Sean Grandillo, Katie Sarife Youth & Consequences (YouTube Red, 2018) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jason Ubaldi. Powerful teen trendsetter Farrah Cutney (Anna Akana), who is the queen of ...more

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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Andi Mack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Andi Mack Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7, 2017. Andi Mack is turning 13 when her older sister Bex returns home. Andi works through her teenage ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim Master of None (Netflix, 2015) is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang. The personal and professional life of Dev (Aziz Ansari), a 30-year-old ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Quantico Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Into the Badlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Into the Badlands Daniel Wu, Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger Into the Badlands (AMC, 2015) is an American TV series set in a post-apocalyptic world approximately 500 years after a war that left civilization in ruins. Regent Sunny (Daniel Wu), a ...more

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Supah Ninjas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Supah Ninjas Ryan Potter, Carlos Knight, Gracie Dzienny Supah Ninjas is an American action-comedy superhero series, created by Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. The series premiered as a special preview on Nickelodeon on January 17, 2011 in the United States ...more

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Sullivan & Son is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Sullivan & Son Christine Ebersole, Brian Doyle-Murray, Valerie Azlynn Sullivan & Son is an American comedy television series created by Steve Byrne and Rob Long that was broadcast on TBS. It starred Byrne as Steve Sullivan, who surprises his parents when he ...more

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more

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Twisted is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Twisted Avan Jogia, Maddie Hasson, Ashton Moio Twisted is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series. The pilot episode aired on March 19, 2013, and the show's next 10 episodes resumed airing on June 18, 2013. On July 30, ...more

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Sanjay and Craig is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Sanjay and Craig Sanjay and Craig is an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon. The show is about a 12-year-old boy named Sanjay Patel who owns a talking pet snake named Craig. The series ...more

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The Amazing Chan and the Chan ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan Jodie Foster, Don Messick, Lennie Weinrib The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan is a 1972 TV series made by Australia's Eric Porter Studios for American studio Hanna-Barbera Productions and network CBS. It premiered shortly after what ...more

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Samurai Girl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Samurai Girl Stacy Keibler, Jamie Chung, Anthony Brandon Wong Samurai Girl is a six-hour mini-series loosely based on the popular young-adult novel series by Carrie Asai. The event stars Jamie Chung, Brendan Fehr, and Stacy Keibler. The series began its ...more

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Marry Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Marry Me Tim Meadows, Casey Wilson, Sarah Wright Marry Me is an American sitcom television series created and executive produced by David Caspe with co-executive producers/director Seth Gordon and Jamie Tarses for Sony Pictures Television. The ...more

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All American Girl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
All American Girl Margaret Cho, B. D. Wong, Ashley Johnson All-American Girl is a 1994 American sitcom featuring Margaret Cho as the rebellious teenage daughter of a traditional Korean-American family. The main cast that plays the part of Cho's family ...more

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Martial Law is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Martial Law Chuck Norris, Kelly Hu, Arsenio Hall Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law ...more

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The Big Bang Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
The Big Bang Theory Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory is an American sitcom created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, both of whom serve as executive producers on the show along with Steven Molaro. All three also serve as head ...more

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Ohara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Ohara Brandon Lee, Catherine Keener, Pat Morita Ohara is an American television series that first aired on the ABC television network from January 17, 1987, until May 7, 1988, starring Pat Morita in the title role of Lt. Ohara. Morita also ...more

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Cashmere Mafia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Cashmere Mafia Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto Cashmere Mafia is an American television comedy-drama which ran on ABC from January 6, 2008 to February 20, 2008. The series was created by Kevin Wade, who also served as executive producer ...more

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The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tson... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong Anna May Wong The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong is an American television series which aired on the now defunct DuMont Television Network. It starred Chinese American silent film and talkie star Anna May Wong, ...more

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The Mystery Files of Shelby Wo... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo Irene Ng, Pat Morita, Adam Busch The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo is a Canadian-American children's mystery television series that ran on Nickelodeon between 1996 and 1998. A total of 41 episodes of 30 minutes each were ...more

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Vanishing Son is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Vanishing Son Rebecca Gayheart, Haing S. Ngor, Russell Wong Vanishing Son is a short-lived syndicated action television series that was part of Universal Television's Action Pack. Starting as a series of four made-for-television movies in 1994, the ...more

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Jackie Chan Adventures is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Jackie Chan Adventures Jackie Chan, James Sie, Stacie Chan Jackie Chan Adventures is an American animated television series chronicling the adventures of a fictionalized version of action film star Jackie Chan. Many of the episodes contain references to ...more

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Inconceivable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Inconceivable Angie Harmon, Ming-Na Wen, Victor H. Webster Inconceivable was an American primetime television medical drama, which was broadcast on NBC. The program premiered on September 23, 2005. The show revolved around the professional and personal ...more

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New Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
New Girl Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield New Girl is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Fox on September 20, 2011. Developed by Elizabeth Meriwether under the working title Chicks & Dicks, the series revolves ...more

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American Dragon: Jake Long is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
American Dragon: Jake Long Eddie Guzelian, Jeff Goode, Matthew Negrete American Dragon: Jake Long is an American animated television series. It was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and created by Jeff Goode. It premiered on Disney Channel on January 21, ...more

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Mr. T and Tina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest TV Shows About Asian-Americans
Mr. T and Tina John Travolta, Pat Morita, Ted Lange Mr. T and Tina is an American sitcom that aired for five episodes on ABC in the fall of 1976 starring Pat Morita. The series is a spin-off of the then-hit series Welcome Back, Kotter. The show ...more