UPDATE: Check out the best Black shows in 2020!
Here’s a look at the best current TV shows with Black casts that are have aired or are currently airing new episodes in 2019. It's refreshing to see more and more shows - from comedies to dramas and even superheroes - with majority Black casts. They're all great, but now it’s your job to vote and rank them. What are the best Black and African American TV shows in 2019?
The top Black television shows airing new episodes in 2019 feature a mix of returning dramas and comedies. Empire launches its fifth season in 2019 with the goal of adding to its strong legacy of delicious soapy drama. The hilarious sitcoms Black-ish and its spinoff Grown-ish will also continue to spread humor on traditional network television.
There are a couple of new television series with mostly African American and Black casts in 2019 to look forward to as well. The comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will move from Viceland to Showtime this year. Their original half-hour late-night comedy guest show brings an updated spin to the standard talk show.
Which are your favorite current Black TV shows? Let us know by voting thumbs up or down in the list below.
Season 2The Chi (Showtime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Lena Waithe. A... more
Limited SeriesWhen They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava... more
Seasons 5/6Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony... more
- 17939Insecure (HBO, 2016) is an American comedy-drama series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore,... more
- 16132Atlanta (FX, 2016) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Donald Glover.... more
Season 2Grown-ish (Freeform, 2018) is an American sitcom series and a spin-off of Black-ish created by... more
Season 3Snowfall (FX, 2017) is an American crime drama television series created by John Singleton,... more
GreenleafMerle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne
Season 4Greenleaf (OWN, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Craig Wright. The... more
Black LightningCress Williams, China Anne McClain
Season 3Black Lightning (The CW, 2018) is an American superhero drama based on the DC comics character... more
Season 6How to Get Away with Murder (ABC, 2014) is an American legal thriller television series... more
Season 3Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series... more
American SoulSinqua Walls, Jason Dirden
Season 1American Soul (BET, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jonathan Prince.... more
ClawsNiecy Nash, Carrie Preston
Season 3Claws (TNT, 2017) is an American drama television series created by Eliot Laurence. Five... more
Season 1Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being... more
Season 1Boomerang (BET, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the film of the same... more
Season 1Black Monday (Showtime, 2019) is an American comedy television series. An aspiring Wall Street... more
Season 6Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and... more
Season 1David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show... more
Season 1Ambitions (OWN, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jamey Giddens and Will... more
The Haves And The Have NotsGavin Houston
Season 6The Haves And The Have Nots (OWN, 2013) is an American drama series created by Tyler Perry.... more
Season 1Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by... more
Season 1Family Reunion (Netflix, 2019) is an American television comedy series. When the McKellan... more
Season 2South Side (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Shot on location in... more
Season 1A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO, 2019) is an American sketch comedy show created by Robin Thede.... more
Season 1Mixed-ish (ABC, 2019), stylized as mixed•ish, is an American single-camera sitcom created by... more