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Best TV shows with Black actors in 2022 that provide suspense, thriller, drama, and comedy all before bedtime.

What are the most popular TV Shows with Black Actors in 2022?

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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.

Movies to see in theaters with Black Actors

*The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. 

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Streaming

Documentary:

Look at Me: XXXTentacion
Hulu
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.
Starring: XXXTentacion

Reality:

Hip Hop My House
Paramount+
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.
Starring: Cam’ron

Sweet Life: Los Angeles (TV-MA)
HBO Max
Issa Rae presents Sweet Life: Los Angeles, a unique and aspirational look at what it means to be young, Black, and full of ambition. The reality series follows a tight-knit group of friends learning to balance their relationships and careers and working to cement their legacies in the city where they grew up. Season 2 premieres August 4th.
Starring: Jerrold Smith II

Comedy:

That Damn Michael Che
HBO Max
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
ALLBLK
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

Rap Sh!t
HBO Max
Rap Sh!t follows two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna and Mia, who reunite to form a rap group. Series premiere July 21st.
Starring: Aida Osman

 

Loot
Apple TV+
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

 


Drama:

The Black Hamptons
BET+
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

P-Valley
Starz
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

Power Book III: Raising Kanan
Starz
While Kanan Stark confronts the truth about Detective Howard, Raquel “Raq” Thomas fights to keep the family together and expand the business, despite dangerous opposition from Unique and the New Jersey Mafia. Season 2 premieres on August 14th.
Starring: Patina Miller

Now might be the time to cut cable and stream your television series.  

 


Airing

Documentary:

Biography: Bobby Brown
A&E
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
History Channel
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

Comedy:

Sistas
BET
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
Showtime
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

Grown-ish
ABC
Zoey and the gang enjoy life post-graduation while a new crew steps into Cal U. Grown-ish season 5 returns on Wednesday, July 20th at 10 p.m.
Starring: Yara Shahidi

Reality:

Family or Fiancé (TV-14)
OWN
“Family or Fiancé” follows the dynamics between eight engaged couples who bring their disapproving families together under one roof. The families only spend three days with each other, and the clock is ticking as the couples decide if they’re going to tie the knot. At the end of the third day, families are given their chance to speak. When that ends, the couples then have to make the ultimate choice — “I do” or “I don’t.” Season 3 premieres August 6th at 9 p.m.
Starring: Tracy McMillan

Married to Medicine
Bravo
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

Drama:

All Rise
OWN
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

The Chi
Showtime
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

City on a Hill
Showtime
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

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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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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

2 comments

  1. “Craig Ross Jr’s MONOGAMY”
    On UMC.tv (AMC Network’s steaming platform of Black TV and Films)—created by BET Founder, Bob Johnson

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