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Best TV shows with Black actors in 2022 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.

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Boys in Blue

Follows the North High School’s Polars football team, a mostly Black team coached by members of the Minneapolis Police Department. The series follows the team as they navigate life after the tragic police killing of Floyd. Series premiere January 6th.


Wu-Tang: An American Saga

Set in early ’90s New York at the height of the crack cocaine epidemic, the show tracks the Clan’s formation. Season 3 premieres February 15th.





Are You The One?

Would you even know if your perfect match was standing right before you? Young singles head to paradise to find their perfect matches and a chance to split the $1 million prize. Season 7 premieres January 18th.
Starring: Kamie Crawford





Amazon Prime
A new comedy following a group of stylish & ambitious girlfriends in Harlem, NYC. Together, they level up into the next phase of their careers, relationships & big city dreams. Season 2 premieres February 3rd. 
Meagan Good




Peacock’s successful one-hour drama series Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take. In Season 2, Will is at a crossroads as a new figure emerges. Season 2 premieres February 23rd.
Starring: Jabari Banks


Godfather of Harlem

Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. Season 3 premieres January 15th.
Starring: Forest Whitaker


Truth Be Told

Apple TV+
Descend into the world of true crime podcasts. This drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everything to pursue truth and justice. Season 3 premieres on January 20th.
Starring: Octavia Spencer

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All the Single Ladies

A provocative view of intimacy and dating in the modern world from the perspective of Black women across the nation. Each episode of the series will highlight four Black women of various ages and relationship statuses, each telling their story. Series premiere January 6th at 9 p.m.


Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World

An incredible narrative of struggle, triumph, and resistance brought to life through the lens of an art form: Hip Hop. The perspectives and stories shared in Hip Hop are key to understanding injustice in the U.S. over the last half-century. Series premiere January 31st at 9 p.m.
Starring: Chuck D




Abbott Elementary 

A group of dedicated, passionate teachers—and a slightly tone-deaf principal—are brought together in a Philadelphia public school. This workplace comedy is guaranteed to leave you laughing like never before. Mid-season premiere January 4th at 9 p.m. Previous episodes are available on ABC and HULU.
Starring: Quinta Brunson


American Auto 

Corporate executives of Payne Motors are at a crossroads: adapt to the changing times or be sent to the junkyard. Shaking things up is the new CEO, which is only slightly offset by her complete lack of knowledge about cars. Season 2 premieres January 24th at 8:30 p.m.
Starring: Michael Benjamin Washington



Ready to Love 

A series that explores the real-life dating interactions of successful black men and women in their 30s and 40s. With a unique twist, Ready to Love highlights the men’s observations and experiences in the search for true love. Season 7 premieres January 6th at 8 p.m.
Starring: Thomas Miles


Love & Marriage: DC

Monique and Chris Samuels are back on reality TV, ready to show who they truly are. But marriage is difficult as the Samuels and their couple friends navigate relationships while living the D.C. lifestyle. Season 2 premieres January 21st at 8 p.m.
Starring: Monique Samuels





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. In Season 2, The brothers strategically execute a new vision. Season 2 premieres January 6th at 8 p.m. Previous episodes are available to stream on Starz.
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. Series premiere January 23rd at 9 p.m.
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? Season 6 premieres February 22nd at 10 p.m.
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.



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