The Best Black TV Shows In 2021

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

UPDATED: Check out the Black TV Shows airing new episodes in 2022!

This list of the best current Black and African American TV series featured a blend of old favorites and new shows. The best Black TV shows of 2021 included 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 ended in 2021. The Haves and The Have Nots, after not being renewed for a ninth season, begun airing its last episodes in May. Insecure, Claws, and Black Lightning also all ended with their final season in 2021. But don't worry, there were 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 was 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 were 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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