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Best new Black TV shows in 2020 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! 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!


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Below are current TV shows with famous 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. TV shows are listed by day, time, then alphabetical order.


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High Fidelity
A record store owner (Zoe Kravitz) revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love.


Little Fires Everywhere
An enigmatic mother (Kerry Washington) and daughter upend their lives and explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.


Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bravo – Sundays at 8 p.m.
Cynthia and Mike Hill get serious. Nene does her best to mend relationships with the women who mean the most to her. Kenya admits her marriage is struggling.


Black Monday
Showtime – Sundays at 10 p.m.
Travel back to October 19, 1987—aka Black Monday, the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. To this day, no one knows who caused it … until now. The outrageous comedy series stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells and Regina Hall.


Good Girls
NBC – Sundays at 10 p.m.
Detective Turner had Beth at checkmate, but she was able to get away clean from an unexpected third party. Beth believes she is finally free of Rio, but Detective Turner thinks otherwise. Now, the girls are planning to take their business into their own hands.


Fox – Mondays at 8 p.m.
Explore the high-pressure experiences of police officers (Angela Bassett), firefighters and dispatchers who are thrown into the most frightening, shocking, and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable while dealing with problems of their own.


Love & Hip Hop ATL
VH1 – Mondays at 8 p.m.
Introducing a new cast member, things heat up very quickly. Karlie Redd admits she was secretly married for a year and Yung Joc is still trying to hold his relationship together. Get ready for the drama!


The Neighborhood
CBS – Mondays at 8 p.m.
Dave Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer) is a good-natured, professional conflict negotiator. When his wife gets a job as a school principal in L.A., they move from Michigan with their young son, Grover, unfazed that their new dream home is in a community quite different from their small town.


Bob Hearts Abishola
CBS – Mondays at 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a love story about a middle-aged businessman from Detroit who unexpectedly falls for his cardiac nurse. She is a Nigerian immigrant (Folake Olowofoyeku). Recovering from his heart, Bob sets his sights on winning her over. This is a comedic examination of immigrant life in America.


All Rise
CBS – Mondays at 9 p.m.
This courthouse drama follows the chaotic and absurd lives of judges, prosecutors, and public defenders. It is tough to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal system. Newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael (Simone Missick), immediately pushes the boundaries and challenges the expectations of what a judge can be.


Empire Season 6
Fox – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Cookie confronts the truth regarding her and Damon Cross’s relationship. This sends Luscious on a rampage as he works with Andre to make Empire bigger and better than before.


ABC – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves.


This Is Us Season 4
NBC – Tuesdays at 9 p.m.
The Pearson family shows chronicles across the decades: from Jack and Rebecca as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids, Kevin, Kate and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day. This life-affirming dramedy reveals how the tiniest events in our lives impact who we become.


Black-ish Season 6
ABC – Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m.
Andre and Rainbow want to give their kids the best – but they’re realizing childhood is much different these days.


For Life
ABC – Tuesdays at 10 p.m.
Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.


The Last O.G.
TBS – Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m.
Ex-con (Tracy Morgan) is rebuilding his life with his family and his business since he has been released. His former girlfriend (Tiffany Haddish) works hard to keep the family in line through his antics.


Motherland: Fort Salem
Freeform – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for the country, follows three young women (Demetria McKinney) as they fight terrorist threats with supernatural tactics.


BET – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
A group of single black females from different walks of life bond over their one common thread: why am I single?


Chicago P.D.
NBC – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
Voight makes a deal to help bring down a rogue group of dirty cops dealing drugs.


BET – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
A new comedy from Lena Waithe about navigating the most exciting, and terrifying, decade of your life while trying to make it in Hollywood.


Boomerang Season 2
BET – Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.
Based on the 1992 American romantic comedy film, this new series will follow the lives of Jacqueline Boyer’s son and Marcus and Angela Graham’s daughter as they try to step out of their parents’ shadows and make a legacy of their own.


How to Get Away With Murder Season 6
ABC – Thursdays 10 p.m.
In the final season, the FBI is closing in on Professor Keating and her students for crimes and murders that have been committed. How will the final semester of law school end?


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HBO – April 12
Issa Rae is finally finding her footing in her career, but will relationships distract her? While she figures that out, Molly is stepping outside of her own comfort zone in relationships. Tiffany figures out motherhood, and Kelli continues to live her best life.


The Chi Season 3
Showtime – June 21 at 9 p.m.
On Chicago’s south side, an average day finds kids prepping for school as their parents head off to work, and young adults trying to make a living. But in this tough neighborhood, real dangers threaten daily to squelch dreams, and the simplest decisions can have life or death consequences.


If there are any Black TV shows 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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