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1. American Soul (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of entrepreneur Don Cornelius, who developed the Soul Train show, which rose to prominence in the 1970s.

Stars: Sinqua Walls, James Devoti, Jelani Winston, Katlyn Nichol

Votes: 295

2. Games People Play (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Three ambitious women navigate the highly competitive world of professional sports.

Stars: Lauren London, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Sarunas J. Jackson

Votes: 199

3. The Family Business (2018– )

50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving exotic car dealership in New York. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. When they come under siege the Duncans will have to stick together or die separately.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, Armand Assante, Darrin Dewitt Henson

Votes: 246

4. Insecure (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

Stars: Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Lisa Joyce

Votes: 9,949

5. The Corner (2000)

376 min | Crime, Drama

Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 4,244

6. Atlanta (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 45,019

7. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan

Votes: 2,534

8. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 7,146

9. Living Single (1993–1998)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 4,023

10. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 50,070

11. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 7,284

12. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A poor family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

Votes: 5,503

13. The Quad (2017–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

As President of Georgia A&M, a historically black university, Dr. Eva Fletcher must juggle responsibilities of the financially struggling institution along with family ties and ambitious students.

Stars: Anika Noni Rose, Peyton 'Alex' Smith, Michelle DeFraites, Jake Allyn

Votes: 469

14. Rebel (2017– )

TV-14 | 83 min | Crime, Drama

'Rebel' is an extraordinary take on the seminal police drama that examines the unique and conflicted relationship officers of color have with their jobs - at a time when police forces are ... See full summary »

Stars: Danielle Moné Truitt, Angela Ko, Brandon Quinn, Derek Ray

Votes: 470

15. The Breaks (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

Three friends aspire to break into the hip-hop music industry.

Stars: Afton Williamson, Tristan Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, Sinqua Walls

Votes: 246

16. Ambitions (2019– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

A woman moves to a new city and finds herself going head to head with the town's most powerful and deceitful players.

Stars: Brian White, Robin Givens, Kendrick Cross, Brely Evans

Votes: 418

17. She's Gotta Have It (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.

Stars: DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent, Cleo Anthony

Votes: 3,652

18. Dear White People (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Stars: Logan Browning, Brandon P Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson

Votes: 20,416

19. The Get Down (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.

Stars: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks

Votes: 20,196

20. Tales (2017– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Tales, a scripted anthology series of song stories weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into visually stunning narratives.

Stars: David Dunston, Alzie Williams, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Irv Gotti

Votes: 384

21. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Reality-TV

A reality television series focused on the personal and professional lives of several women residing in Atlanta, Georgia.

Stars: Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore

Votes: 3,073

22. Born to Dance: Laurieann Gibson (2011– )

Reality-TV

Born to Dance will follow a handful of aspiring dancers competing for the number one spot and ultimate prize of $50,000. Each week Laurieann Gibson will challenge her dancers with choreography and of course, her "tough love".

Stars: LaTonya Swann, Lexi Webster, Laurieann Gibson

Votes: 21

23. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (2013– )

TV-14 | Reality-TV

This show follows Big Freedia (born Frederick Ross) on her journey toward superstardom in the mainstream media. As the undisputed ambassador of the energetic, New Orleans-based Bounce ... See full summary »

Stars: Renee Moncada-McElroy, Big Freedia, Tamika Jett, Phoebe Price

Votes: 106

24. Iyanla, Fix My Life (2012– )

60 min | Talk-Show

Iyanla Vanzant is an accomplished author, inspirational speaker, talk show host, and living testament to the value in life's valleys and the power of acting on faith. Iyanla has had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Iyanla Vanzant, Dinorah Nieves, Cornell C. Sewell, Maia Campbell

Votes: 128

25. Black Ink Crew New York (2012– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Black Ink Crew: Black Ink documents the busy workers at a Harlem tattoo shop and all of the black celebrities they cater to.

Stars: Ashley Nicole Bermudez, Ceaser Emanuel, Dutchess Lattimore, Kevin Laroy

Votes: 287

26. Black Ink Crew: Chicago (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows a passionate and ambitious group of tattoo artists and friends through the unforgiving streets of Chicago as they band together to create new identities for themselves, their families, and their business.

Stars: Donald Brumfield Jr., Danielle Jamison, Katrina Jackson, Phor

Votes: 114

27. Hip Hop Squares (2012– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Game-Show

A remake of the classic show Hollywood squares with a modern hip-hop spin.

Stars: DeRay Davis, Ice Cube, T.I., Michael Blackson

Votes: 77

28. Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Reality-TV

A group of famous couples trying to fix their relationships.

Stars: Ish Major, Venus Nicolino, Jim Carroll, Elizabeth Carroll

Votes: 244

29. Xscape: Still Kickin' It (2017– )

Reality-TV

After splitting up 18 years ago, the four members of the multi-platinum selling girl group Xscape have reunited. Now in their 40s, the women plunge back into the rehearsals and quickly ... See full summary »

Stars: Joyce Jones, Andrea Kelly, Kandi Burruss, Tiny Harris

Votes: 16

30. Invite Only Cabo (2017– )

Drama

Social connector Larry Sims invites six of his friends from different phases in his life on a luxury vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. No one knows what to expect, especially since most ... See full summary »

Stars: Kamani Alana, Bianca Banks, Jermane Britton, Emily Moses

Votes: 26

31. I Love New York (2007–2008)

60 min | Reality-TV

The show is a contest between twenty men to compete for New York's heart. In the end she will find her true love.

Stars: Tiffany Pollard, Kamal Givens, Ahmad Givens, Ezra Masters

Votes: 1,580

32. Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School (2007)

Reality-TV

This 'Flavor Of Love' Spin-Off puts the ladies to be trained in proper etiquette and having their social skills put to the test.

Stars: Mo'Nique, Shay Johnson, Becky Johnston, Keith Lewis

Votes: 670

33. Mary Mary (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

Follow sisters Erica and Tina Campbell, of the gospel duo Mary Mary, as they balance busy careers and growing families.

Stars: Erica Campbell, Tina Atkins, Anyshka, Mark Siegel

Votes: 111

34. America's Next Top Model (2003– )

TV-PG | 42 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

A cyclical competition where women from all over the U.S. compete for the honor of being America's next "it girl" in the modeling world.

Stars: Adrianne Curry, Yoanna House, Tyra Banks, J. Alexander

Votes: 16,926

35. SWV Reunited (2014– )

Reality-TV

SWV's comeback tour includes high profile performances in London, New York and Los Angeles, but the group's future is in jeopardy when trust issues and old secrets threaten to break them up again.

Stars: Cheryl Gamble, Tamara Johnson, LeAnne Lyons, Tyson Beckford

Votes: 35

36. Flavor of Love (2006– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV, Romance

Flavor flay is on the hunt to find his dream girl! Join him and his female contestants on a show full of laughs and raw chicken.

Stars: Flavor Flav, Ricky B. Head, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard

Votes: 1,966

37. Couples Therapy (2012– )

43 min | Reality-TV

A psychologist helps celebrity couples attempt to improve their relationship.

Stars: Jenn Berman, Sarah Michael Novia, Doug Hutchison, Shayne Lamas

Votes: 199

38. House of Payne (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.

Stars: LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Lance Gross, Allen Payne

Votes: 5,657

39. If Loving You Is Wrong (2014– )

30 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the lives and relationships of a group of five husbands and wives who live on the same street in the fictional community of Maxine.

Stars: Edwina Findley Dickerson, Heather Hemmens, April Parker Jones, Aiden Turner

Votes: 1,096

40. Black Jesus (2014– )

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

The hi-jinks of a street-smart savior living in modern-day Compton, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the crime-ridden L.A. neighborhood with his small group of followers.

Stars: Gerald 'Slink' Johnson, John Witherspoon, Corey Holcomb, Angela Elayne Gibbs

Votes: 3,033

41. Girlfriends (2000–2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reginald C. Hayes

Votes: 3,141

42. The Game (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spinoff of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

Stars: Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Pooch Hall

Votes: 3,690

43. Underground (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground follows the story of American heroes and their moving journey to freedom.

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 4,493

44. The Book of Negroes (2015)

265 min | Drama, History, War

Kidnapped in Africa and subsequently enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata must navigate a revolution in New York, isolation in Nova Scotia, and the treacherous jungles of Sierra Leone, in an attempt to secure her freedom in the eighteenth century.

Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin, Allan Hawco

Votes: 1,783

45. Queen Sugar (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Stars: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey

Votes: 3,634

46. Greenleaf (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

Stars: Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker

Votes: 3,540

47. Saints & Sinners (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

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