Black television drama series

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  1. 413 Hope St.

    413 Hope St. (1997)

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    413 Hope St. is an American drama series which aired on the Fox network in the fall of 1997. The series was co-created by actor/comedian Damon Wayans, who made a stark departure from his usual comedic work.


  2. A Man Called Hawk

    A Man Called Hawk (1989)

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    A Man Called Hawk is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between January 1989 and May 1989. The series is a spin-off of the crime drama series Spenser: For Hire, and features the character Hawk, who first appeared in the 1976 novel Promised Land, the fourth in the series of Spenser novels by mystery writer Robert B. Parker.


  3. A Woman Called Moses

    A Woman Called Moses (1978)

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    A Woman Called Moses is a television miniseries based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped African American slave who helped to organize the Underground Railroad, and who led dozens of African Americans from enslavement in the Southern United States to freedom in the Northern states and Canada. Narrated by Orson Welles, the production was broadcast on the NBC television network on December 11 and 12 1978.


  4. Afro Samurai

    Afro Samurai (2007)

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    Afro Samurai (アフロサムライ Afuro Samurai), also written AFRO SAMURAI, is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki. It was originally serialized irregularly in the avant-garde dōjinshi manga magazine Nou Nou Hau from September 1999 to May 2000. Inspired by Takashi Okazaki's love of soul and hip hop music and American media, Afro Samurai follows the life of Afro Samurai who witnessed his father (owner of the No. 1 headband) being killed by a gunslinger, Justice (owner of the No. 2 headband) while he was a child. As an adult, Afro sets off to avenge his father's death and kill Justice.


  5. Any Day Now

    Any Day Now (1998)

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    Any Day Now is an American drama series that aired on the Lifetime network from 1998 to 2002. The show stars Annie Potts and Lorraine Toussaint, who are best friends despite the difference in their races.


  6. Black Panther

    Black Panther (2009)

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    Black Panther is an American cartoon series by Marvel Animation in partnership with BET, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. It was the first animated television series produced by BET since Hey Monie!. Each of the six episodes of the series was 20 minutes in length.


  7. Blade: The Series

    Blade: The Series (2006)

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    Blade: The Series is a 2006 American live-action television program based on the Marvel Comics character and film series. It premiered on Spike on June 28, 2006. Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones starred in the title role, along with Jill Wagner as Krista Starr, Neil Jackson as Marcus Van Sciver, Jessica Gower as Chase, and Nelson Lee as Shen.


  8. Boston Public

    Boston Public (2000)

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    Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. Set in Boston, the series centers on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school in the Boston Public Schools district. It features a large ensemble cast and focuses on the work and private lives of the various teachers, students, and administrators at the school. It aired from October 2000 to January 2004. Its slogan was "Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity."


  9. Brewster Place

    Brewster Place (1990)

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    Brewster Place is a short lived American drama series which aired on ABC in May 1990. The series was a spinoff of the 1989 miniseries The Women of Brewster Place, which was based upon Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name. The series starred talk show host Oprah Winfrey, who also served as co-executive producer.


  10. Children of the Dust

    Children of the Dust (1995)

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    Children of the Dust is an American Western television miniseries, based on Clancy Carlile's novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast led by Academy Award winning actor Sidney Poitier, Children of the Dust was originally broadcast by CBS on February 26 and 28, 1995.


  11. Cidade dos Homens

    Cidade dos Homens (2002)

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    City of Men (Portuguese: Cidade dos Homens) is a Brazilian television programme created by Kátia Lund and Fernando Meirelles, the directors of the film City of God. The series was watched by 35 million viewers in Brazil and was released internationally on DVD shortly after the film. In 2007, a feature length film based on the series (produced by Fox and TV Globo) was released.


  12. City of Angels

    City of Angels (2000)

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    City of Angels is an American medical drama television series which ran for two seasons on CBS during the 2000 calendar year. It was network television's first medical drama with a predominantly African American cast.


  13. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)

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    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is an American police procedural drama that aired on CBS. The show debuted in 2011 as a spin-off from the successful Criminal Minds, which had premiered in 2005. This edition's profiling team also worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) in Quantico, Virginia. In an April 2010 episode of Criminal Minds ("The Fight"), during the show's fifth season, the original team met the new team and worked with them to find a San Francisco serial killer. This episode served as the new series' backdoor pilot.


  14. 'Da Kink in My Hair

    'Da Kink in My Hair (2007)

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    'da Kink in My Hair is a Canadian television sitcom. Based on the play of the same name by Trey Anthony, the story was adapted into a television show currently airing on Global and centered on a hair salon in the heart of Toronto's Caribbean Canadian community, Eglington West. It debuted on Global on October 14, 2007 and the final episode aired on May 14, 2009.


  15. Dangerous Minds

    Dangerous Minds (1996)

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    Dangerous Minds is an American drama television series that aired on ABC network between September 1996 and March 1997. The series is based on the motion picture film, Dangerous Minds. Annie Potts stars in the lead role originated by Michelle Pfeiffer.


  16. Day Break

    Day Break (2006)

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    Day Break is a television program for which one 13-episode season was produced. The series starred Taye Diggs as Detective Brett Hopper, who is framed for the murder of Assistant District Attorney Alberto Garza. Due to a time loop, Hopper lives the same day over and over. The series revolves around his attempt to solve the mystery of the murder, and find out who is behind the conspiracy to frame him.


  17. Detroit 1-8-7

    Detroit 1-8-7 (2010)

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    Detroit 1-8-7 is an American police procedural drama series about the Detroit Police Department's leading homicide unit, created by Jason Richman for ABC. It features an ensemble cast of actors including Michael Imperioli and James McDaniel. The series originally ran on ABC from September 21, 2010 to March 20, 2011.


  18. Fastlane

    Fastlane (2002)

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    Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped airing on G4. Fastlane also aired on TVOne sometime around 2006.


  19. For Better or Worse

    For Better or Worse (2011)

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    Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse is an American comedy-drama series created and produced by playwright/director/producer Tyler Perry. The series is based on Perry's 2007 film Why Did I Get Married? and its 2010 sequel Why Did I Get Married Too?. It premiered on TBS on November 25, 2011. Led by the comical, over-the-top antics of Marcus and Angela Williams, the ensemble follows three couples: Marcus and Angela, Joseph and Leslie, and Richard and Keisha who are at various stages of their relationships as they go through the ups-and-downs of married life and dating.


  20. Fortune Dane

    Fortune Dane (1986)

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    Fortune Dane is an 1986 television series starring Carl Weathers as the title character. The series aired on ABC.


  21. Frank's Place

    Frank's Place (1987)

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    Frank's Place is an American comedy-drama series which aired on CBS for 22 episodes during the 1987-1988 television season. The series was created by Hugh Wilson and executive produced by Wilson and series star (and fellow WKRP in Cincinnati alumnus) Tim Reid.


  22. Gabriel's Fire

    Gabriel's Fire (1990)

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    Gabriel's Fire is an American television series that ran on ABC in the USA in 19901991. A revamped version of the series, entitled Pros and Cons, aired briefly the following season.


  23. Generations

    Generations (1989)

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    Generations is an American soap opera that aired on NBC from March 27, 1989, to January 25, 1991. The show was groundbreaking in that it was the first soap opera to feature from its inception an African-American family.


  24. Get Christie Love!

    Get Christie Love! (1974)

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    Get Christie Love! is a 1974 made-for-television film starring Teresa Graves as an undercover female police detective who is determined to overthrow a drug ring. This film is based on Dorothy Uhnak's crime-thriller novel, The Ledger. However, the main character "Christie Opara" -- a white, New York Police detective—was dropped completely and "Christie Love" is who emerged.


  25. Gideon Oliver

    Gideon Oliver (1989)

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    Gideon Oliver is a prime time television series that ran on the ABC television network between February 1989 and May 1989 as part of the ABC Mystery Movie rotation, along with B.L. Stryker, Kojak and Columbo. On the air for only five episodes, the series starred Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr., and was created by Dick Wolf. The title character first appeared in the novel series by mystery writer Aaron Elkins.


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