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The Best Black TV Shows In 2021

Updated May 21, 2021 2.4k votes 305 voters 24.1k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best shows airing during the 2021 calendar year that feature a primarily Black cast.

This list of the best current Black and African American TV series features a blend of old favorites and new shows. The best Black TV shows of 2021 include old favorites like black-ish and Desus & Mero as well as new series such as The Equalizer starring Queen Latifah.

Several long-running Black shows will be ending in 2021. The Haves and The Have Nots, after not being renewed for a ninth season, will begin airing its last episodes in May. Insecure, Claws, and Black Lightning are also all ending with their final season in 2021. But don't worry, there are plenty of new returning shows to fill your watchlist. The new crime mystery Lupin on Netflix offers a fresh take on a classic French gentleman thief, beautifully acted by Omar Sy. The Arrowverse also got a new Black hero in Javicia Leslie as the new lead in Batwoman. There is also no lack of Tyler Perry shows. Thanks to an intense filming and production schedule, 2021 has new episodes of Sistas, The Oval, Bruh, and Ruthless.

Which are your favorites? Check out all the best current Black TV shows and vote up the top current African American TV series. 

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