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These TV shows with Black actors and actresses give you suspense, thriller, drama and comedy all before bedtime.


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Do you build your evening around your favorite TV shows with Black actors? Well, this list will keep your schedule running smoothly. New TV shows with African American actors and actresses are on every night in your living room and bedroom. Don’t be out of the loop with your friends!


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.


*The information in this article is as current as of the publication date. Readers are encouraged to confirm the show or movie prior to watching. 

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Starz – Sundays at 8 p.m.
In the final season, will Ghost (Omari Hardwick) continue to remain blind from the enemies that want to take him down? And will he see those enemies include his brother-in-arms Tommy Egan, who shot his on-again-off-again girlfriend Angela? It will be revealed if she survived. The season will finish with 15 episodes.


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.


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.


The Oval
BET – Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Newly-elected U.S. President Hunter Franklin, his wife Victoria (Kron Moore) and family move into the White House. You can only imagine the chaos as he and his family prepare for the Inaugural Ball.


BET – Wednesdays at 10 p.m.
A group of single black females from different walks of life bond over their one common thread: why am I single?


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Fox – Returns in March
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.


How to Get Away With Murder Season 6
ABC – April 2 at 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?


HBO – April 12 at
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.


Empire Season 6
Fox – Returns in Spring
Cookie confronts the truth regarding her and Damon Cross’ relationship. This sends Luscious on a rampage as he works with Andre to make Empire bigger and better than before.


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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