Photo: via Reddit

TV The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars  

Ranker TV
299 votes 72 voters Embed

List Rules Should be shows that are currently airing or streaming new episodes.

Over the past few years, we've begun to see more and more diverse faces begin popping up in both the film and television worlds. Not only has the change been a long time coming, but seeing the industry and audiences requesting more diverse casts in their shows and movies has led to some even more interesting and unique additions to the entertainment world.

It's time to honor these minorities on TV with a list of shows that not only feature non white actors, but give them leading roles. When it comes to minorities on television, which shows are the best?

The TV series starring minorities ranked below are only shows that are currently airing, have a new set of episodes being produced, or are releasing new episodes on streaming platforms.

Check out this list of the best shows on TV with non-white stars and vote up the best of the best.
list ordered by

1
14 4
How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder is an American television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC ...more

The Best Current TV Shows Starring Movie Stars The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

2
15 7
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American action comedy television series that airs on Fox. Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, the single-camera ...more

3
12 6
Quantico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

4
12 6
Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an ...more

5
16 10
Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

6
9 4
Power is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Power Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Kathrine Narducci Power is an upcoming drama television series on Starz. It is expected to air in 2014.

7
12 8
Empire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Empire Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett Empire is an American musical drama television series which debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015. The show centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the ...more

8
10 6
Master of None is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

9
7 3
The People v. O.J. Simpson: Am... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars

10
9 7
Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

11
8 6
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is an American sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper that has streamed on Netflix since March 6, 2015. Originally set for a 13-episode ...more

12
8 6
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is ...more

13
6 4
Narcos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

14
7 6
The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
The Carmichael Show Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier

15
7 6
Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo Jane the Virgin is a 2014 TV series on The CW. After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated.

16
6 7
Rosewood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Rosewood Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Dennis, Jaina Lee Ortiz

17
3 4
The Fosters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
The Fosters Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly The Fosters is an American family drama television series that airs on the ABC Family network in the United States and ABC Spark in Canada. The series follows the lives of the titular Foster ...more

18
5 8
Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Sleepy Hollow Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood Sleepy Hollow is an American supernatural drama television series that premiered on Fox on September 16, 2013, that aired on Mondays at 9:00 pm ET. The series is considered a "modern-day ...more

19
2 5
Shades of Blue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars

20
1 5
Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Minority Report Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Nick Zano

21
2 10
Dr. Ken is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best TV Shows with Non-White Stars
Dr. Ken Albert Tsai, Jonathan Slavin, Ken Jeong