With Hollywood increasingly embracing diversity, some of the best new Black shows have premiered since 2019. From lighthearted sitcoms to sci-fi thrillers to shows that tackle race relations head on, some amazing work has come out showcasing spectacular African American writers, producers, and actors. Which Black TV shows are the best? Vote below to decide!
What shows will you find on this new Black shows list? Power Book II: Ghost is one of a series of spin-offs of Power, with the new spinoff focusing on the story of Tariq. The hit The Wonder Years premiered in 2021, and was based on the 1988 show of the same name. Other good series featured on this list include A Black Lady Sketch Show, When They See Us, and P-Valley.
Do you have a favorite new African American TV series? Vote for the best Black series below, and add anything you feel is missing.
Tariq St. Patrick divides his time between school and hustling to pay for his mum's defense lawyer.
- Premiered: September 6, 2020
Exposing the breakdown of the U.S. criminal justice system during the Central Park Five case.
- Premiered: May 31, 2019
Two estranged high school friends from Miami reunite to form a rap group.
- Premiered: July 21, 2022
A popular strip club in Mississippi, where intrigue abounds when the mysterious Autumn arrives.
- Premiered: July 12, 2020
Bumpy Johnson battles the Genovese crime family to regain control of the neighborhood he once ruled.
- Premiered: September 29, 2019
A prisoner-turned-lawyer litigates cases for inmates while fighting to overturn his own sentence.
- Premiered: February 11, 2020
A man realizes the key to fitting in with his new community is befriending his opinionated neighbor.
- Premiered: October 1, 2018
Atticus Black embarks on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father.
- Premiered: August 16, 2020
A modern-day examination of Black culture through the prism of pro football.
- Premiered: November 11, 2021
Single black women navigate their complicated love lives, careers and friendships.
- Premiered: October 23, 2019
A trio of traders takes on the Wall Street old boys' club in 1980s New York.
- Premiered: January 20, 2019
A single mother sets out to reclaim her family's name and make an impact with her hair care line.
- Premiered: September 21, 2021
The journey of a teen who's forced to move from the streets of Philly to a wealthy LA enclave.
- Premiered: February 13, 2022
Tommy Egan leaves New York behind and soon finds himself in Chicago's drug game.
- Premiered: February 6, 2022
Fifteen-year-old Kanan is eager to join his family's drug business in 1990s South Jamaica, Queens.
- Premiered: July 18, 2021
A successful executive comes to question his lifestyle choices.
- Premiered: February 12, 2019
The coming-of-age story of a 12-year-old Black boy in Montgomery, Ala., in the late 1960s.
- Premiered: September 22, 2021
A street-wise woman finds herself living in middle America as an unlikely suburban mom.
- Premiered: August 12, 2021
A group of women work, live and play in Harlem as they strive for world domination.
- Premiered: May 16, 2021
In early 1990s New York, Bobby Diggs strives to unite a dozen young black men.
- Premiered: September 4, 2019
An enigmatic woman uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.
- Premiered: February 7, 2021
The life and career of three-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.
- Premiered: September 19, 2021
Four ambitious best friends, Camille, Tye, Quinn, and Angie, navigate relationships and careers.
- Premiered: December 3, 2021
Chronicling the story of Madam C.J. Walker, the first African American self-made millionaire.
- Premiered: March 20, 2020
After being sexually assaulted in a nightclub, Arabella's life changes irreversibly.
- Premiered: June 7, 2020
Moses Johnson, a promising high school athlete, gets swept up in a corrupt criminal justice system.
- Premiered: April 10, 2022