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Best TV shows with Black actors in 2023 that provide suspense, thriller, drama, and comedy before bedtime.


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Are you asking what a good TV series to watch with Black actors is? 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 television shows can be watched on streaming services, so binge on.


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


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Searching for Soul Food

Chef Alisa Reynolds takes viewers worldwide, seeking the source of the ties between who people are and what they eat. The series premieres June 2.
Starring: Alisa Reynolds


The 1619 Project 

The series seeks to reframe the country’s history by discussing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans.
Starring: Nikole Hannah-Jones


Dear Mama

FX/ Hulu
A documentary about Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni Shakur.
Starring: Mimi Fletcher




Judge Me Not

The story of Zelma Jay Johnson, who struggles with mental health issues, a ludicrous family, and volatile love life. Series premiere May 25.
Starring: Chyna Layne




The Afterparty

Apple TV
Nothing is as it seems in this murder mystery, where each suspect’s story is told in a different film genre. 
Tiffany Haddish


A Black Lady Sketch Show

A narrative series set in an eternal magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests.
Starring: Robin Thede



Ashley is navigating the chaos of her life in Oakland and doing her best to be a fun mom.
Starring: Jasmine Cephas Jones




Power Book II: Ghost

In “Ghost,” Tariq’s determined to escape the game. A new connection interrupts Tariq’s plan while Monet works with Davis to solve Zeke’s murder.
Starring: Michael Rainey Jr.


Class of ’09

A class of FBI agents struggles with the U.S. Criminal Justice system that is affected by artificial intelligence. Series premiere May 10.
Starring: Brian Tyree Henry


Run The World

The euphoric highs and heartbreaking lows that Whitney, Renee, and Sondi must endure in their pursuit of world domination. Season 2 premieres May 26.
Starring: Amber Stevens


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TLC Forever

T-Boz and Chilli tell their story for the first time in this feature documentary. Premieres June 3 at 8 p.m.
Starring: T-Boz




The Wonder Years

A story that takes a nostalgic look at a black middle-class family through the point of view of 12-year-old Dean. Season 2 premieres June 14 at 9 p.m.
Starring: Elisha Williams




Judge Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey serves as the judge, jury, and star of “Judge Steve Harvey,” a new one-hour unscripted courtroom comedy series. Season 2 premieres May 9 at 8 p.m.
Starring: Steve Harvey


Doubling Down with the Derricos

With four sets of multiples, the Derricos are no average family! Season 4 premieres May 30.
Starring: Karen Derrico





An American crime drama television series that follows the Black Mafia Family, a drug trafficking and money laundering organization. The inspiring true story of two brothers who gave birth to the Black Mafia Family.
Starring: Tyshon Freeman 


The Lazarus Project

George is recruited for The Lazarus Project – a secret organization that has harnessed the ability to turn back time. George and his colleagues are the few people on Earth able to remember the undone events.
Starring: Jacob Latimore



FX’s Snowfall has chronicled how an off-the-books CIA operation contributed to the destruction of a community in South-Central L.A. When everyone has their backs against the wall, who will they become to survive?
Starring: Damson Idris


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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.



Written by: Jaylyn Nurredin


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