The Primetime, Non-Animated Black-centric Sitcom: From Today to the 70's

A 70's Child's virtual retrospective from "Reed Between The Lines" (2011) to "Barefoot In The Park" (1970).
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1.
Reed Between the Lines (2011 TV Series)
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Doctors Carla and Alex Reed, a psychologist and a professor, respectively, balance their professional lives with raising 3 children in a blended family. (30 mins.)
 
2.
State of Georgia (2011 TV Series)
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Georgia Chamberlain is a confident aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality who moves to... (23 mins.)
 
3.
Love That Girl! (2010 TV Series)
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A young woman looks for a second chance in life by obtaining her real estate license, but when her brother moves in her whole life is turned upside down.
 
4.
Let's Stay Together (2011 TV Series)
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Couples navigate the highs and lows of modern relationships in this romantic-comedy series.
 
5.
Are We There Yet? (2010 TV Series)
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Based on the hit film, centers on the blended Kingston-Persons of Seattle facing the challenges of everyday life in a new blended family. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Sherri (2009 TV Series)
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It's not just a comedy...it's her life.
 
7.
Meet the Browns (2009 TV Series)
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For Cora Simmons, living at home as a grown adult has its challenges. Especially when you have Mr. Brown as a daddy. (30 mins.)
 
8.
Brothers (2009 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
9.
Under One Roof (2008 TV Series)
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A ex-con (Flav) moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother, turning one family's life upside down.
 
10.
House of Payne (2006 TV Series)
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A multi-generational family lives together under one roof. (30 mins.)
 
11.
The Game (2006 TV Series)
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A spin-off of "Girlfriends" featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players. (21 mins.)
 
12.
Everybody Hates Chris (2005 TV Series)
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s. (22 mins.)
 
13.
Cuts (2005 TV Series)
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Kevin, the son of the former owner, and Tiffany, the daughter of the current owner, team up to manage a hair salon/day spa, in this spinoff to "One on One." (60 mins.)
Director: Katy Garretson
 
14.
Barbershop (2005 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
15.
Second Time Around (2004 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
16.
Method & Red (2004 TV Series)
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Two street-wise, urban rap artists move into a comfortable suburban neighborhood in New Jersey and try to fit in with the predominantly white residents. (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Big House (2004 TV Series)
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A spoil rich kid goes to live with his much lesser rich family. In a classic reversal of the fresh prince.
 
18.
Whoopi (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge. (30 mins.)
 
19.
Wanda at Large (2003 TV Series)
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Wanda Hawkins is a stand up comic who is also working as a correspondent on a political talk show in Wshington, D.C. while at home, Wanda must manage her sister-in-law who is raising two children. (30 mins.)
 
20.
The Tracy Morgan Show (2003 TV Series)
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Tracy Morgan plays an owner of an auto-repair shop who is married with two kids. Tamela Jones from "Head of State" plays his wife and rapper Heavy "D" plays one of the mechanics. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Like Family (2003 TV Series)
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Two families -- one black, one white -- who share the same house work together to overcome their differences to create a home. (30 mins.)
 
22.
Eve (2003 TV Series)
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Following Eve and her group of friends as they experience the highs and lows of life. (30 mins.)
 
23.
All of Us (2003 TV Series)
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The estranged wife of a television reporter returns to invade his new life. (30 mins.)
 
24.
All About the Andersons (2003 TV Series)
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Anthony's a struggling actor trying to provide a good life for his young son, Tuga. He makes the tough decision to move back in with his parents...
 
25.
Abby (2003 TV Series)
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Abby has a complicated life. She dumps Will, her charming, but egocentric jock boyfriend only to agree... (30 mins.)
 
26.
Half & Half (2002 TV Series)
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Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common. (30 mins.)
 
27.
The Bernie Mac Show (2001 TV Series)
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A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children. (30 mins.)
 
28.
One on One (2001 TV Series)
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A sportscaster must take on the responsibility of being a full-time dad when his teenage daughter moves in with him. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Girlfriends (2000 TV Series)
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A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan. (30 mins.)
 
30.
The Parkers (1999 TV Series)
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Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college. (20 mins.)
Director: Andre Teague
 
31.
Linc's (1998 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
32.
The Hughleys (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Darryl Hughley, who owns his own vending machine business, moving out of from South Central to West Hills... (30 mins.)
 
33.
Guys Like Us (1998 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
34.
Getting Personal (1998 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
35.
For Your Love (1998 TV Series)
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Focused on three couples who try to counsel each other on how to deal with the opposite sex. (30 mins.)
Director: D.W. Moffett
 
36.
Damon (1998 TV Series)
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This series revolves around a Chicago detective who comes up with hilarious schemes to enlighten his undercover work... (30 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
 
37.
Smart Guy (1997 TV Series)
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Ten-year-old genius (Tahj Mowry) has skipped six grades into high school. This incredible promotion somewhat aggravates his teenage siblings. (30 mins.)
 
38.
The Gregory Hines Show (1997 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Bob Delegall
 
39.
The Good News (1997 TV Series)
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The series focused on David Randolph (David Ramsey), a young acting pastor designated to Compton, California's African American Church of Life... (30 mins.)
 
40.
Between Brothers (1997 TV Series)
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Charles and James Gordon are young, good looking brothers with conflicting differences. Charles is a workaholic doctor... (30 mins.)
Director: Jody Margolin
 
41.
Arsenio (1997 TV Series)
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In his return to TV, Arsenio Hall plays Mike Atwood, a broadcaster on an all-sports network based in Atlanta. He gets to work with his wife. (30 mins.)
 
42.
The Steve Harvey Show (1996 TV Series)
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A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago. (30 mins.)
 
43.
Sparks (1996 TV Series)
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Alonzo Sparks is a lawyer who has a practice in Compton. His two sons Maxie and Greg join the practice...
 
44.
Moesha (1996 TV Series)
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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her. (30 mins.)
 
45.
Malcolm & Eddie (1996 TV Series)
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Malcolm McGee is a responsible and sensible 20-something who ends up sharing a Kansas City apartment... (30 mins.)
 
46.
Homeboys in Outer Space (1996 TV Series)
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Straight-laced Morris Clay and fun-loving Tyberius Walker are two Han Solo wannabes who fly around the galaxy in the Space Hoopty... (30 mins.)
Director: Gerry Cohen
 
47.
The Jamie Foxx Show (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment... (30 mins.)
 
48.
Goode Behavior (1996 TV Series)
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A man is released on parole under one condition: he must stay under house arrest in care of his son who hadn't spoken to him in years. The son is not too crazy about this idea at all and son's shocked wife and teen daughter even less so. (30 mins.)
 
49.
Cosby (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he. (30 mins.)
Director: Tim Ryder
 
50.
The Wayans Bros. (1995 TV Series)
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The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Waynes, along with their wise but eccentric father. (30 mins.)
 
51.
Under One Roof (1995 TV Series)
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Short lived (6 weeks) show about Neb Langston, a widowed African-American police officer sharing his home in Seattle with his family. His son, Ron, (60 mins.)
 
52.
The Parent 'Hood (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood. (30 mins.)
 
53.
Minor Adjustments (1995 TV Series)
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Philadelphian Ron Aimes, a child psychologist, has a shrewd wife Rachel plus precocious tykes Trevor and Emma. He shares ditzy receptionist Darby with fastidious dentist Bruce and anxious pediatrician Francine. (30 mins.)
 
54.
In the House (1995 TV Series)
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Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends. (30 mins.)
 
55.
Cleghorne! (1995 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
56.
Sister, Sister (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Tia and Tamera Mowry are twins separated at birth who learn of each other and come back together in their teen years. (30 mins.)
 
57.
South Central (1994 TV Series)
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(30 mins.)
 
58.
On Our Own (1994 TV Series)
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Comedy/sitcom that aired on ABC in the early '90s. Seven siblings (the Jerrico family) are left orphaned by a tragic accident... (30 mins.)
 
59.
Me and the Boys (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Widower Steve is raising 3 sons, ages 10-16, in Dallas with the help of his mother-in-law Mary. When not at his video store, Steve is interacting with Artis, William, or Andrew, very different boys with his girlfriend Amelia. (30 mins.)
 
60.
704 Hauser (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Controversial show about a politically correct multi-ethnical family who moves into Archie Bunker's old house. (30 mins.)
 
61.
Where I Live (1993 TV Series)
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The TV series focused around Doug, a student from urban New York, and his 2 friends. Most of the story revolved around their neighborhood... (30 mins.)
 
62.
The Sinbad Show (1993 TV Series)
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David (Sinbad) is a foster father for Zana and LJ, and he's very new to the game. He learns as much from the children as they learn from him. (30 mins.)
 
63.
Living Single (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York. (30 mins.)
 
64.
Rhythm & Blues (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The owner (Horsford) of a black radio station hears the soulful voice of Bobby Soul (Kabler) and offers him a job on her station... (30 mins.)
 
65.
Out All Night (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Sitcom about a singer who runs an L.A. nightclub, a young graduate and his irresponsible best friend and roommate, who help her, her daughter and their Scottish neighbor. Set in the same universe as the Fresh Prince from Bel-Air. (30 mins.)
 
66.
Martin (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole. (30 mins.)
 
67.
Here and Now (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A.J. is a graduate student who volunteers at a youth center that helps troubled kids. (30 mins.)
 
68.
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates. (30 mins.)
 
69.
The Royal Family (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated... (30 mins.)
 
70.
Roc (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family... (30 mins.)
 
71.
You Take the Kids (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Michael Kirkland is a bus driver in Pittsburgh living with his wife Nell and their four children, Raymond... (30 mins.)
 
72.
True Colors (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A newly wedded middle-class interracial blended family deals with life's issues with love and humor. (30 mins.)
 
73.
Sugar and Spice (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Sisters Vickilyn and Bonnie, very dissimilar in personalities, are raising their niece Toby in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Bonnie works at a restaurant while aspiring to be a singer while traditional Vickilyn runs a mail-order business. (30 mins.)
 
74.
New Attitude (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
75.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990 TV Series)
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The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia. The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans... (22 mins.)
 
76.
Homeroom (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Gentle soul Darryl Harper leaves the fast paced world of advertising for teaching fourth grade which his medical student wife Vicki supports... (30 mins.)
 
77.
Family Matters (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Long-running Perfect Strangers spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. (30 mins.)
 
78.
Frank's Place (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Frank Parish is a professor from Boston, who has not seen his father since he was two. 35 years later... (30 mins.)
 
79.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
 
80.
Bustin' Loose (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Forchion played one of the two cops along with Sol Stein who brings Jimmie Walker to live with the kids...
 
81.
The Redd Foxx Show (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
82.
Amen (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control... (30 mins.)
 
83.
What's Happening Now! (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children. (30 mins.)
 
84.
Charlie & Co. (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Considered by many to be CBS' answer to the "Cosby Show", Charlie & Co. followed the Richmond family... (30 mins.)
 
85.
227 (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line. (30 mins.)
 
86.
The Cosby Show (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family. (30 mins.)
 
87.
The New Odd Couple (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
An African American remake of the television series inspired by the Neil Simon play about two friends living together despite their completely disparate attitudes to life. (30 mins.)
 
88.
Sanford (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend. (30 mins.)
 
89.
Sanford Arms (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house. (30 mins.)
 
90.
Baby, I'm Back (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Ray Ellis returns to his wife after seven years of abandonment, only to find she is engaged to another man. (30 mins.)
 
91.
What's Happening!! (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A trio of black youths learn about life, love, friendship, credit cards, gambling, and a variety of other things while growing up in an inner city. (30 mins.)
 
92.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
 
93.
Grady (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
Director: Gerren Keith
 
94.
That's My Mama (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Clifton likes being a barber in Washington DC where he works in the business started by his father.... (30 mins.)
 
95.
Good Times (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects. (30 mins.)
 
96.
Roll Out (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In an attempt to cash-in on the success of M*A*S*H, this rarely funny sitcom was stuck into the line-up... (30 mins.)
 
97.
Sanford and Son (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son. (30 mins.)
 
98.
Barefoot in the Park (1970 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter struggle to survive their first year of matrimony in NYC. (30 mins.)
 
99.
My Wife and Kids (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Michael Kyle longs for a traditional life, but his day-trader wife Janet, gangsta rap-worshipping son Michael Jr., and brooding daughters Claire and Kady make his dream just that ... a dream. (30 mins.)
 
100.
Julia (1968 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Julia Baker is a young African-American woman working as a nurse. She is also a widow (her husband died in Vietnam) trying to raise a young son alone. (30 mins.)