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

by PeggyFromMannix | last updated - 28 Dec 2015 | Public

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– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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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.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadji Jeter, Zoé Hendrix

Votes: 370

2. State of Georgia (2011)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

6.6
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Georgia Chamberlain is a confident aspiring actress with a larger-than-life personality who moves to the city from the South in order to make it on Broadway. Along with her quirky best ... See full summary »

Stars: Raven-Symoné, Majandra Delfino, Loretta Devine, Kevin Covais

Votes: 976

3. Love That Girl! (2010– )

Comedy

5.7
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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.

Stars: Mark Adair-Rios, Bresha Webb, Alphonso McAuley, Peter Oldring

Votes: 287

4. Let's Stay Together (2011–2014)

Comedy

6.2
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Couples navigate the highs and lows of modern relationships in this romantic-comedy series.

Stars: Bert Belasco, Joyful Drake, Nadine Ellis, RonReaco Lee

Votes: 466

5. Are We There Yet? (2010–2012)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Stars: Keesha Sharp, Teala Dunn, Essence Atkins, Terry Crews

Votes: 1,325

6. Sherri (2009)

Comedy

6.2
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It's not just a comedy...it's her life.

Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Kali Rocha, Tammy Townsend, Elizabeth Regen

Votes: 157

7. Meet the Browns (2009–2012)

30 min | Comedy

3.7
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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.

Stars: Denise Boutte, Tamela J. Mann, David Mann, Lamman Rucker

Votes: 2,007

8. Brothers (2009)

30 min | Comedy

4.6
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The series stars former NFL star Michael Strahan and Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as estranged brothers who are pressured to get along by their parents after Strahan's character moves back to his home town of Houston.

Stars: Michael Strahan, Daryl Mitchell, Carl Weathers, CCH Pounder

Votes: 225

9. Under One Roof (2008–2009)

Comedy

1.6
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A ex-con (Flav) moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother, turning one family's life upside down.

Stars: Carrie Genzel, Jesse Reid, Emily Kuroda, Flavor Flav

Votes: 248

10. House of Payne (2006– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

3.4
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A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.

Stars: LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis, Allen Payne

Votes: 5,425

11. The Game (2006–2015)

21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A spin-off of "Girlfriends" featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

Stars: Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell, Pooch Hall

Votes: 3,358

12. Everybody Hates Chris (2005–2009)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.4
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A young African American teen attempts to survive with his dysfunctional family and his all white school in the 1980s.

Stars: Terry Crews, Tichina Arnold, Tequan Richmond, Imani Hakim

Votes: 30,048

13. Cuts (2005–2006)

60 min | Comedy

6.2
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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."

Stars: Shannon Elizabeth, Shondrella Avery, Rashaan Nall, Edward 'Grapevine' Fordham Jr.

Votes: 208

14. Barbershop (2005– )

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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The daily life of a Chicago based Barbershop owner.

Stars: Omar Gooding, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anna Brown, Wes Chatham

Votes: 226

15. Second Time Around (I) (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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A Black American couple decide to give marriage a second chance with one another, after failing at it the first time around.

Stars: Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Brian White, Danielle Nicolet

Votes: 41

16. Method & Red (2004– )

30 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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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.

Stars: Method Man, Redman, Anna Maria Horsford, Beth Littleford

Votes: 538

17. The Big House (2004– )

Comedy

6.4
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A spoiled rich kid has to live with his much lesser rich family.

Stars: Yvette Nicole Brown, Aaron Grady, Kevin Hart, Keith David

Votes: 30

18. Whoopi (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Wren T. Brown, Elizabeth Regen, Omid Djalili

Votes: 525

19. Wanda at Large (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Stars: Wanda Sykes, Phil Morris, Dale Godboldo, Tammy Lauren

Votes: 226

20. The Tracy Morgan Show (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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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.

Stars: Tracy Morgan, Tamala Jones, Marc John Jefferies, Bobb'e J. Thompson

Votes: 217

21. Like Family (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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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.

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, Diane Farr, J. Mack Slaughter, Megalyn Echikunwoke

Votes: 103

22. Eve (2003–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Following Eve and her group of friends as they experience the highs and lows of life.

Stars: Eve, Jason George, Ali Landry, Natalie Desselle Reid

Votes: 678

23. All of Us (2003–2007)

30 min | Comedy

6.1
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The estranged wife of a television reporter returns to invade his new life.

Stars: Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy, Khamani Griffin, Tony Rock

Votes: 1,064

24. All About the Andersons (2003–2004)

Comedy, Family

6.8
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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 - and instantly remembers why he left. Tuga,... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Roz Ryan, Damani Roberts, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 73

25. Abby (2003– )

30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Abby has a complicated life. She dumps Will, her charming, but egocentric jock boyfriend only to agree to remain roommates in order to keep their inexpensive, rent controlled apartment in ... See full summary »

Stars: Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Kadeem Hardison, Randy J. Goodwin, Tangie Ambrose

Votes: 16

26. Half & Half (2002–2006)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Stars: Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon, Valarie Pettiford

Votes: 987

27. The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

Stars: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez, Dee Dee Davis

Votes: 5,896

28. One on One (2001–2006)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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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.

Stars: Kyla Pratt, Robert Ri'chard, Flex Alexander, Kelly Perine

Votes: 1,435

29. Girlfriends (2000–2008)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White, Reginald C. Hayes

Votes: 2,678

30. The Parkers (1999–2004)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy

6.9
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Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college.

Stars: Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson, Countess Vaughn, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 1,385

31. Linc's (1998–2000)

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Comedy

5.8
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Stars: Steven Williams, Golden Brooks, Georg Stanford Brown, Pam Grier

Votes: 85

32. The Hughleys (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Darryl Hughley, who owns his own vending machine business, moving out of from South Central to West Hills, a predominately white neighborhood within the San Fernando Valley. Darryl and his ... See full summary »

Stars: D.L. Hughley, Elise Neal, Eric Allan Kramer, John Henton

Votes: 586

33. Guys Like Us (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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The story is about three guys that help eachother. Become successful.

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Maestro Harrell, Bumper Robinson, Courtney Mun

Votes: 26

34. Getting Personal (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Stars: Vivica A. Fox, Duane Martin, Jon Cryer, Elliott Gould

Votes: 32

35. For Your Love (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Focused on three couples who try to counsel each other on how to deal with the opposite sex.

Stars: Holly Robinson Peete, James Lesure, Tamala Jones, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 179

36. Damon (1998– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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This series revolves around a Chicago detective who comes up with hilarious schemes to enlighten his undercover work. Of course, he is surrounded by a team of wacky fellow police officers ... See full summary »

Stars: Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Greg Pitts, Andrea Martin

Votes: 146

37. Smart Guy (1997–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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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.

Stars: Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver, Omar Gooding

Votes: 3,663

38. The Gregory Hines Show (1997– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Gregory Hines, Wendell Pierce, Robin Riker, Brandon Hammond

Votes: 55

39. The Good News (1997–1998)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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. Initially, the majority of the church's ... See full summary »

Stars: Tracey Cherelle Jones, Alexia Robinson, Guy Torry, Roz Ryan

Votes: 54

40. Between Brothers (1997–1999)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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Charles and James Gordon are young, good looking brothers with conflicting differences. Charles is a workaholic doctor, and James is a fun playboy. They have two friends from college, a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kadeem Hardison, Dondre Whitfield, Kelly Perine, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 51

41. Arsenio (1997– )

30 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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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.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Vivica A. Fox, Kevin Dunn, Shawnee Smith

Votes: 62

42. The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana, William Lee Scott

Votes: 2,048

43. Sparks (1996–1998)

Comedy

7.4
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Alonzo Sparks is a lawyer who has a practice in Compton. His two sons Maxie and Greg join the practice. Maxie is basically an "ambulance chaser" who doesn't do things by the book. Greg is ... See full summary »

Stars: James Avery, Miguel A. Núñez Jr., Terrence Howard, Kym Whitley

Votes: 109

44. Moesha (1996–2001)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk, Lamont Bentley

Votes: 2,479

45. Malcolm & Eddie (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Malcolm McGee is a responsible and sensible 20-something who ends up sharing a Kansas City apartment and a business venture with relentlessly enthusiastic tow truck owner Eddie Sherman. A ... See full summary »

Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Eddie Griffin, Karen Malina White, Jaime Cardriche

Votes: 1,048

46. Homeboys in Outer Space (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.1
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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, a used starship that looks like a winged car and comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Flex Alexander, Darryl M. Bell, Rhona Bennett, Kevin Michael Richardson

Votes: 199

47. The Jamie Foxx Show (1996–2001)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Jamie King (Jamie Foxx) is an aspiring actor from Terrell, Texas, who has come to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment. To support himself, he works in his family's hotel, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Garrett Morris, Garcelle Beauvais, Christopher B. Duncan

Votes: 2,093

48. Goode Behavior (1996–1997)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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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.

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Dorien Wilson, Alex Datcher, Scott Grimes

Votes: 30

49. Cosby (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.5
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

Votes: 1,943

50. The Wayans Bros. (1995–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The wacky escapades of brothers Shawn and Marlon Williams, along with their wise but eccentric father.

Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Anna Maria Horsford

Votes: 3,562

51. Under One Roof (1995– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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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,

Stars: Joe Morton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Essence Atkins, Merlin Santana

Votes: 41

52. The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Curtis Williams

Votes: 665

53. Minor Adjustments (1995–1996)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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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.

Stars: Rondell Sheridan, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Mitchell Whitfield, Linda Kash

Votes: 23

54. In the House (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Stars: LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro, Kim Wayans

Votes: 642

55. Cleghorne! (1995)

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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Focuses on the life of Ellen Carlson, a single mom trying to raise her 9 year old daughter Akeyla, balance her duties of running a local production company in SoHo, boyfriend Brad, and overbearing parents, Sidney and Lena.

Stars: Ellen Cleghorne, Garrett Morris, Alaina Reed-Hall, Steve Bean

Votes: 11

56. Sister, Sister (1994–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.1
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Tia Landry and Tamera Campbell are twins separated at birth who learn of each other's existence and come together as teenagers.

Stars: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Jackée Harry, Tim Reid

Votes: 8,662

57. South Central (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Joan Mosley, tries to raise her two children in a troubled neighborhood after a son is killed. Andre is 17, is attracted to the wealthy Nicole and hangs with buddy Rashad. Tasha is her studious daughter and Deion her mute foster child.

Stars: Tina Lifford, Larenz Tate, Tasha Scott, Keith Mbulo

Votes: 160

58. On Our Own (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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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. To avoid being split up and put into foster care, the eldest ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Louis Harris, Jojo Smollett, Jazz Smollett, Jussie Smollett

Votes: 138

59. Me and the Boys (1994–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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.

Stars: Madge Sinclair, Steve Harvey, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Wayne Collins

Votes: 49

60. 704 Hauser (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

4.9
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Controversial show about a politically correct multi-ethnical family who moves into Archie Bunker's old house.

Stars: John Amos, Lynnie Godfrey, T.E. Russell, Maura Tierney

Votes: 53

61. Where I Live (1993– )

30 min | Comedy

8.3
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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, and involved Doug, his family (mother, father, and... See full summary »

Stars: Doug E. Doug, Flex Alexander, Shaun Baker, Lorraine Toussaint

Votes: 61

62. The Sinbad Show (1993–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

6.3
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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.

Stars: Sinbad, T.K. Carter, Erin Davis, Ray J

Votes: 329

63. Living Single (1993–1998)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander, John Henton

Votes: 3,102

64. Rhythm & Blues (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The owner (Horsford) of a black radio station hears the soulful voice of Bobby Soul (Kabler) and offers him a job on her station. But is stunned when she discovers that he is white. At ... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Kabler, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Troy Curvey Jr., Christopher Babers

Votes: 14

65. Out All Night (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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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.

Stars: Patti LaBelle, Morris Chestnut, Vivica A. Fox, Duane Martin

Votes: 107

66. Martin (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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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.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford, Carl Anthony Payne II

Votes: 5,909

67. Here and Now (1992–1993)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A.J. is a graduate student who volunteers at a youth center that helps troubled kids.

Stars: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Charles Brown, Daryl Mitchell, Rachael Crawford

Votes: 25

68. Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.4
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American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman, Marquise Wilson

Votes: 2,040

69. The Royal Family (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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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, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »

Stars: Della Reese, Mariann Aalda, Sylver Gregory, Larenz Tate

Votes: 148

70. Roc (1991–1994)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Roc Emerson, a city garbage collector, balances the pressures of work with the everyday crises of family life in an effort to do what he thinks is best for his wife and kids. Most of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Ella Joyce, Rocky Carroll, Carl Gordon

Votes: 842

71. You Take the Kids (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Michael Kirkland is a bus driver in Pittsburgh living with his wife Nell and their four children, Raymond, Lorette, Peter and Nate. Nell's mother Helen is living in the basement.

Stars: Nell Carter, Roger E. Mosley, Yasiin Bey, Caryn Ward

Votes: 5

72. True Colors (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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A newly wedded middle-class interracial blended family deals with life's issues with love and humor.

Stars: Claude Brooks, Brigid Brannagh, Adam Jeffries, Nancy Walker

Votes: 93

73. Sugar and Spice (1990– )

30 min | Comedy

5.6
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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.

Stars: Vickilyn Reynolds, Loretta Devine, Dana Hill, LaVerne Anderson

Votes: 11

74. New Attitude (1990– )

30 min

7.4
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New Attitude is an American sitcom inspired by Shelly Garrett's stage play Beauty Shop, and aired on ABC as part of its TGIF lineup.

Stars: Sheryl Lee Ralph, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Karen Bankhead, Bebe Drake

Votes: 14

75. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.9
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A streetwise, poor young man from Philadelphia is sent by his mother to live with his aunt, uncle and cousins in their Bel-Air mansion.

Stars: Will Smith, James Avery, Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali

Votes: 99,036

76. Homeroom (1989– )

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Gentle soul Darryl Harper leaves the fast paced world of advertising for teaching fourth grade which his medical student wife Vicki supports. Not so much her father Phil, who focuses on the... See full summary »

Stars: Darryl Sivad, Penny Johnson Jerald, Bill Cobbs, Billy Dee Willis

Votes: 16

77. Family Matters (1989–1998)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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Long-running Perfect Strangers (1986) spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel.

Stars: Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams, Darius McCrary

Votes: 20,319

78. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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A professor from Boston runs his late father's New Orleans restaurant.

Stars: Tim Reid, Robert Harper, Daphne Reid, Francesca P. Roberts

Votes: 286

79. A Different World (1987–1993)

60 min | Comedy

6.8
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Stars: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Darryl M. Bell

Votes: 4,511

80. Bustin' Loose (1987–1988)

Comedy

7.1
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Forchion played one of the two cops along with Sol Stein who brings Jimmie Walker to live with the kids...

Stars: Jimmie Walker, Larry O. Williams Jr., Tyren Perry, Aaron Lohr

Votes: 18

81. The Redd Foxx Show (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Add a Plot

Stars: Redd Foxx, Rosanna DeSoto, Pamela Adlon, Sinbad

Votes: 64

82. Amen (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford, Roz Ryan

Votes: 1,087

83. What's Happening Now! (1985–1988)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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"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.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Anne-Marie Johnson, Shirley Hemphill

Votes: 549

84. Charlie & Co. (1985–1986)

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Considered by many to be CBS' answer to the "Cosby Show", Charlie & Co. followed the Richmond family, headed by dad Charlie, played by funny-man Flip Wilson a blue-collar worker and his ... See full summary »

Stars: Flip Wilson, Gladys Knight, Fran Robinson, Kristoff St. John

Votes: 28

85. 227 (1985–1990)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.6
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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.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams, Alaina Reed-Hall

Votes: 1,990

86. The Cosby Show (1984–1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.4
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The goings-on in the life of a successful African American family.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Votes: 27,116

87. The New Odd Couple (1982–1983)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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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.

Stars: Ron Glass, Demond Wilson, John Schuck, Bart Braverman

Votes: 77

88. Sanford (1980–1981)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Dennis Burkley, Marguerite Ray, Clinton Derricks-Carroll

Votes: 177

89. Sanford Arms (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

5.4
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A widower with two children buys the Sanford Arms rooming house.

Stars: Teddy Wilson, Tina Andrews, John Earl, Don Bexley

Votes: 40

90. Baby... I'm Back! (1977– )

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Ray Ellis returns to his wife after seven years of abandonment, only to find she is engaged to another man.

Stars: Demond Wilson, Denise Nicholas, Kim Fields, Tony Holmes

Votes: 52

91. What's Happening!! (1976–1979)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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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.

Stars: Ernest Thomas, Haywood Nelson, Danielle Spencer, Fred Berry

Votes: 2,216

92. The Jeffersons (1975–1985)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants.

Stars: Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs, Roxie Roker

Votes: 5,671

93. Grady (1975–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles.

Stars: Whitman Mayo, Carol Cole, Joe Morton, Rosanne Katon

Votes: 54

94. That's My Mama (1974–1975)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Clifton likes being a barber in Washington, D.C., where he works in the business started by his father. He also enjoys being single, but his widowed mama Eloise has other ideas, and wants ... See full summary »

Stars: Clifton Davis, Theresa Merritt, Ted Lange, Teddy Wilson

Votes: 303

95. Good Times (1974–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.3
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A poor Afro-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Stars: Ja'net DuBois, Ralph Carter, BernNadette Stanis, Jimmie Walker

Votes: 4,506

96. Roll Out (1973–1974)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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In an attempt to cash-in on the success of M*A*S*H, this rarely funny sitcom was stuck into the line-up. Loosely based upon the film "Red Ball Express"(1952) and set during WWII, "Roll Out"... See full summary »

Stars: Stu Gilliam, Hilly Hicks, Mel Stewart, Val Bisoglio

Votes: 22

97. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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The misadventures of a cantankerous junk dealer and his frustrated son.

Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 5,905

98. Barefoot in the Park (1970–1971)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter struggle to survive their first year of matrimony in NYC.

Stars: Scoey Mitchell, Tracy Reed, Thelma Carpenter, Nipsey Russell

Votes: 31

99. My Wife and Kids (2001–2005)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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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.

Stars: Damon Wayans, Tisha Campbell-Martin, George Gore II, Parker McKenna Posey

Votes: 22,640

100. Julia (1968–1971)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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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.

Stars: Diahann Carroll, Lloyd Nolan, Marc Copage, Michael Link

Votes: 318