Black sitcoms

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  1. 227

    227 (1985)

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    227 is an American situation comedy that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, until May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, Mary Jenkins. It was produced by Embassy Television from 1985 to 1986 and by Embassy Communications from 1986 until 1988; then ELP Communications through Columbia Pictures Television produced the series in its final two seasons (1988–1990).


  2. 704 Hauser

    704 Hauser (1994)

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    704 Hauser is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from April to May 1994. A continuation of All in the Family (the final of several), the series is built around the concept of a black family, the Cumberbatches, moving into the former Queens home of Archie Bunker years after Bunker had sold the house located at 704 Hauser Street. The All in the Family character Joey Stivic, Archie's grandson, makes a cameo in the first episode.


  3. A Different World

    A Different World (1987)

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    A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC (from September 24, 1987 – July 9, 1993). It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison). The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities (along with the fictional Kappa Lambda Nu fraternity and Alpha Delta Rho sorority).


  4. A.N.T. Farm

    A.N.T. Farm (2011)

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    A.N.T. Farm is an American sitcom which originally aired on Disney Channel from May 6, 2011 to March 21, 2014. It first aired on May 6, 2011, as a special one-episode preview and continued as a regular series starting on June 17, 2011. After airing as the preview of the series, the pilot episode "transplANTed" later re-aired after the series finale of The Suite Life on Deck. The series was created by Dan Signer, a former writer and co-executive producer of The Suite Life on Deck and creator of the YTV series Mr. Young. In mid-November 2010, Disney Channel greenlighted the series, with production beginning in early 2011. The first promo was released during the premiere of Lemonade Mouth.


  5. Abby

    Abby (2003)

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    Abby is an American sitcom shown on UPN from January 6, 2003 to March 4, 2003. The show's original title, Abby Walker, was soon changed.


  6. All About the Andersons

    All About the Andersons (2003)

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    All About the Andersons is a situation comedy that originally aired on The WB from September 12, 2003 to February 12, 2004. It lasted one season before being canceled.


  7. All of Us

    All of Us (2003)

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    All of Us is an American sitcom that premiered on the now-defunct UPN network in the United States on September 16, 2003, where it aired for its first three seasons. On October 1, 2006, the show moved to The CW, a new network formed by the merger of UPN and The WB (whose sister company Warner Bros. Television produced this series), where it aired for one more season before being cancelled on May 14, 2007.


  8. Amen

    Amen (1986)

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    Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured predominantly black casts. Others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.


  9. Are We There Yet?

    Are We There Yet? (2010)

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  10. Arsenio

    Arsenio (1997)

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    Arsenio is an American television sitcom that aired on ABC. The series starred Arsenio Hall and Vivica A. Fox. It aired from March 5 to April 23, 1997 with a total of 7 episodes produced.


  11. Baby, I'm Back

    Baby, I'm Back (1977)

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    Baby, I'm Back is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from January to April 1978. The series stars former Sanford and Son star Demond Wilson (in his first role after that series' cancellation), Room 222 alumna Denise Nicholas, Helen Martin, and future Facts of Life co-star Kim Fields.


  12. Bagdad Cafe

    Bagdad Cafe (1990)

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    Bagdad Cafe is an American television sitcom starring Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton. The series premiered March 30, 1990 on CBS. The show is based on the 1987 Percy Adlon film Bagdad Cafe.


  13. Barbershop

    Barbershop (2005)

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    Barbershop: The Series is an American sitcom which made its debut on the Showtime cable network in August 2005. It is based upon the Mark Brown-created characters from the popular films Barbershop (2002) and Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004), and was developed for television by screenwriter John Ridley. It starred Omar Gooding as Calvin Palmer, Jr., the proprietor of an African-American barbershop on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois.


  14. Barefoot in the Park

    Barefoot in the Park (1970)

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    Barefoot in the Park is an American sitcom that aired in 1970 on ABC. Based on the Neil Simon Broadway play of the same name, the series cast members are predominantly black, making it the first American television sitcom since Amos 'n' Andy to have a predominantly black cast (Vito Scotti is the sole major white character). Barefoot in the Park had also previously been a successful 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.


  15. Benson

    Benson (1979)

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    Benson is an American television sitcom which aired from September 13, 1979, to April 19, 1986, on ABC. The series was a spin-off from the soap opera parody Soap (the title character, portrayed by Robert Guillaume, had first appeared on the earlier series as the wise-cracking yet level-headed African-American butler for the highly dysfunctional Tate family); however, Benson discarded the soap opera format of its parent show in favor of a more conventional sitcom structure. The series was created by Susan Harris, and produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions.


  16. Between Brothers

    Between Brothers (1997)

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    Between Brothers is an American television situation comedy centered on four middle-class African American men in their late twenties, living in Chicago. It premiered on September 11, 1997 on Fox, with the second season airing on UPN, until March 2, 1999. The lead characters were portrayed by A Different World actor Kadeem Hardison, Emmy Award-nominee Dondré T. Whitfield (of All My Children), In Living Color cast member Tommy Davidson, and future One on One actor Kelly Perine.


  17. Beulah

    Beulah (1950)

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    The Beulah Show is an American situation-comedy series that ran on CBS Radio from 1945 to 1954, and on ABC Television from 1950 to 1952. The show is notable for being the first sitcom to star an African American actress.


  18. Black Dynamite: The Animated Series

    Black Dynamite: The Animated Series (2011)

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    Black Dynamite is an American animated television series based on the 2009 film of the same name, although the series follows a separate continuity, with some back-references to the film. The series was announced shortly after the release of the film, the 10-minute pilot episode was released on Adult Swim Video on August 8, 2011, and the full series premiered on Cartoon Network's late night programming block, Adult Swim, on July 15, 2012. Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley reprise their film roles as Black Dynamite, Bullhorn, Cream Corn and Honeybee, respectively.


  19. Black-ish

    Black-ish (2014)

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    Black-ish is an upcoming American comedy series starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne, that is expected to debut on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on a middle-class African-American family. The series is scheduled to air on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m., starting September 24, 2014.


  20. Brothers

    Brothers (2009)

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    Brothers is a television sitcom, which ran on Fox from September 25, 2009 to December 27, 2009. It originally aired on Friday nights at 8:00 pm ET before moving to Sunday nights at 7:00 pm ET as part of the 2009 fall schedule.


  21. Buddies

    Buddies (1996)

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    Buddies is the name of a short-lived sitcom starring Dave Chappelle that aired on ABC in 1996.


  22. Bustin' Loose

    Bustin' Loose (1987)

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    Bustin' Loose is an American situation comedy that was loosely based on the 1981 film of the same name starring Richard Pryor. The series premiered in first-run syndication in 1987 and lasted for a single season.


  23. Charlie & Co.

    Charlie & Co. (1985)

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    Charlie & Co. (also known as Charlie & Company) is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1985 to May 16, 1986. Created by Allan Katz, the series stars Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight. Charlie & Co. is regarded as CBS's answer to The Cosby Show, which was a ratings success for NBC at the time. Unlike The Cosby Show, which ran for eight seasons, Charlie & Co. lasted for only one.


  24. Checking In

    Checking In (1981)

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    Checking In is an American sitcom that aired on CBS in April 1981. The series is a spin-off of The Jeffersons, which itself had spun-off from All in the Family.


  25. City Guys

    City Guys (1997)

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    City Guys is an American sitcom that aired for five seasons on NBC from September 6, 1997 to December 15, 2001. The series aired as part of the network's Saturday morning block, TNBC.


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