Best TV shows with Black actors in 2022 that provide suspense, thriller, drama, and comedy all before bedtime.
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Do you find yourself asking what is a good TV series to watch with Black actors? Well, this list will allow you to tune into multiple Black shows every night of the week. You won’t lose track.
Whether they’re in the first season or the final season, these African American TV shows will make you laugh, cry and become a detective while you solve crimes. Your friends are watching these popular shows, so don’t be out of the loop!
Below are current TV shows with Black actors in lead roles. Genres include true crime, comedy, drama, suspense, action and more. Plus, see what you can look forward to watching in the coming months. Did you miss the episode when it aired? Many of the television shows can be watched on streaming services, so binge on.
*The information in this article is as current as of the publication date.
Look at Me: XXXTentacion
An exploration of how Florida teenager Jahseh Onfroy became rapper XXXTentacion, one of the most streamed artists on the planet. Through archival footage and interviews from friends and family, filmmakers explore the artist’s impact. Movie premieres May 26th.
Hip Hop My House
Hip Hop My House is a home makeover series hosted by Harlem rapper Cam’ron and interior designer Zeez Louize. Together they spin one lucky superfan’s crib into a larger-than-life tribute to rap icons, past and present. Featured artists include: 24KGoldn, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Erica Banks, Migos, Polo G, Rae Sremmurd, Tyga and Nelly. Series premiere June 21st.
That Damn Michael Che
That Damn Michael Che is back for another season of the comedy sketch show, featuring sketches & vignettes to highlight experiences from the Black perspective with a comedic twist to relatable and cultural topics. Season 2 premieres May 26th.
Starring: Michael Che
For the Love of Jason
When Jason broke off his longtime relationship, he got caught up in the bachelor lifestyle. Now his friends are settling down, leaving Jason the odd man out and feeling pressure to catch up. Season 2 premieres June 2nd.
Starring: Trell Woodberry
A La Carte
Mahogany, who’s been suffering through a months-long sexual frustration, goes on yet another disastrous date. Things go from bad to worse and by the night’s end, she draws the conclusion that “hoes are winning” and contemplates becoming one. Series premieres May 12th.
Starring: Pauline Dyer
After discovering her husband’s betrayal of 20 years, billionaire Molly Novak spirals into a tabloid-fueled self-destructive spiral. To her surprise, a charitable foundation offers to help Molly get back on track. Series premiere June 24th.
Starring: Maya Rudolph
When darkness descends upon Chucalissa, errybody and they mama must fight tooth and talon to survive. While some take flight to perilous new heights, others dig in their stilettos and stand their ground no matter the cost. Season 2 premieres June 3rd.
Starring: Brandee Evans
Amazon Prime Video
After an epic night of partying, three college students return home to find a woman unconscious in their apartment. Worried the police will suspect them of wrongdoing, they try to get the woman to safety without drawing suspicion. Movie premieres May 27th.
Starring: RJ Cyler
Biography: Bobby Brown
From growing up in the housing projects of Roxbury, Massachusetts, through his rise to fame with New Edition and beyond, Bobby Brown shares his personal journey like never before in “Biography: Bobby Brown.” In exclusive interviews, the R&B icon unveils his struggles with substance abuse, his marriage to Whitney Houston, the devastating loss of Houston and his two children and his life as a devoted father and husband to Alicia Etheredge-Brown. Confronting his very personal yet very public struggles, Brown recounts what it was like to become a music phenomenon at such a young age in this tell-all documentary. Premieres May 30th at 8 p.m.
Starring: Bobby Brown
After Jackie celebrates the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s integration into Major League Baseball. Robinson opened the door for other African Americans to join the league and this documentary taps into key people and events in the aftermath. Premieres June 18th at 8 p.m.
Starring: Bob Gibson
Sistas follows a group of single black women as they navigate the ups and downs of modern life, which includes careers, friendships, romances, and even social media. The comedy-drama series features Andi Barnes, an ambitious divorce lawyer, Danni King, a funny and fearless airport employee, Karen Mott, a street-smart hair salon owner, and Sabrina Hollins, a smart and stylish bank teller. Mid-season premiere June 1st at 9 p.m.
Starring: KJ Smith
Flatbush Misdemeanors (TV-14) 2021
A raw comedy of city life following Dan and Kevin, who play characters struggling to thrive in their new surroundings in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Season 2 premieres June 19th at 11 p.m.
Starring: Kevin Iso
Mathis Family Matters (TV-14) 2022
In a new reality television series, Judge Greg Mathis is taking a break from leading with a sharp iron in the courtroom to showing his softer side as a father, husband, and grandfather. Series premiere June 19th at 9:30 p.m.
Starring: Greg Mathis
Married to Medicine (TV-14) 2013
The series chronicles the lives of seven thirsty women in the Atlanta medical community with four of the women being doctors themselves, while the others are doctors’ wives. It shows the group as they balance their social circles, careers, and families. Season 9 premieres July 10th at 9 p.m.
Starring: Jacqueline Walters
A look inside the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of judges, prosecutors and public defenders as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn’t intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Season 3 premieres June 7th at 8 p.m.
Starring: Simone Missick
Emmett & Tiff forge a new path as Tiff grows closer to Rob. Kevin finds love where he least expects it, Jake & Jemma navigate life as a couple and Papa still knows how to get into trouble. Jada looks at life post-cancer and Trig considers a political run. Season 5 premieres June 26th at 9 p.m.
Starring: Jacob Latimore
The Black Hamptons (TV-14) 2022
In Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons, we follow a bubbling feud between two affluent Black families, the Brittons and the Johnsons, where the difference of old money v. new money is only the tip of the iceberg. From the “glitz and gloss” of the Black elite to the “underbelly of wealth and prestige,” the new series shows the many layers of this 1%. Series premiere July 1st.
Starring: Lamman Rucker
City on a Hill (TV-MA) 2019
In early 1990s Boston, Assistant DA Decourcy Ward forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a case that ultimately changes the city’s entire criminal justice system. Season 3 premieres July 10th at 10 p.m.
Starring: Aldis Hodge
Did we miss your favorite Black TV Show? If there are any Black television series with Black actors currently on air that we have missed, please let us know in the comments, or at The Voice of Black Cincinnati.
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