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.
Limited SeriesWhen They See Us (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television miniseries created by Ava DuVernay, based on the 1989 Central Park jogger case. The notorious case of five teenagers of ...more
Season 2The 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
Season 3Snowfall (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
Seasons 5/6Black-ish (ABC, 2014) is an American sitcom created by Kenya Barris. A family man (Anthony Anderson) struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly ...more
Season 2Grown-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
Season 4Greenleaf (OWN, 2016) is an American television drama series created by Craig Wright. The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and
Season 3Black 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
Season 6This television show is an American drama television series created by Peter Nowalk. A law professor (Viola Davis) at a prestigious Philadelphia university and five of her students become ...more
Season 3Claws (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
Season 1American Soul (BET, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jonathan Prince. The series tells the story of Don Cornelius (Sinqua Walls) and the creation of his legendary music ...more
Season 3Dear 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
Season 1Ambitions (OWN, 2019) is an American drama television series created by Jamey Giddens and Will Packer. Ex-best friends Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens), the mayor's wife, and Amara Hughes ...more
Season 1Black 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.
Season 1Boomerang (BET, 2019) is an American comedy television series based on the film of the same name written by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. The story revolves around a successful ...more
Season 1Godfather of Harlem (Epix, 2019) is an American crime drama television series. After being released from prison, crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker) takes on the Genovese crime family to ...more
Season 1David Makes Man (OWN, 2019) is an American coming-of-age drama television series. The show follows a 14 year old genius named David (Akili McDowell) from the projects who is haunted by the death ...more
Season 2South Side (Comedy Central, 2019) is an American comedy television series. Shot on location in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, the show follows two friends who just graduated from ...more
Season 1A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO, 2019) is an American sketch comedy show created, written, and starring Robin Thede. The show will include comedy sketches performed by a regular cast of Black ...more
Season 1Raising Dion (Netflix, 2019) is an American science fiction television series developed by Carol Barbee, based on the short film and comic book by Dennis Liu. A single mom must hide her young ...more
Season 6Empire (Fox, 2015) is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. The life of hip hop mogul, and CEO of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon (Terrence ...more
Season 6Written, 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
Season 2Pose (FX, 2018) is an American dance drama television series created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. Set in the 1980s, the show explores the juxtaposition of several segments of ...more