Black TV - Crime, Action, Drama

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1. The Corner (2000)

376 min | Crime, Drama

Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 4,094

2. Queen Sugar (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Follows the life of three siblings, who move to Louisiana to claim an inheritance from their recently departed father - an 800-acre sugarcane farm.

Stars: Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Omar J. Dorsey

Votes: 3,291

3. Underground (2016– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, History

With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with... See full summary »

Stars: Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge, Jessica De Gouw, Alano Miller

Votes: 4,369

4. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King

Votes: 105,278

5. Survivor's Remorse (2014– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama

Through a combination of God-given talent and Boston grit, Cam Calloway and Reggie Vaughn have achieved fame and fortune that neither could have imagined growing up in one of the toughest ... See full summary »

Stars: RonReaco Lee, Jessie T. Usher, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 2,013

6. Being Mary Jane (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

Stars: Gabrielle Union, Lisa Vidal, Raven Goodwin, Margaret Avery

Votes: 3,351

7. Shaka Zulu (1986)

300 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A historical account on the life of the Zulu King Shaka.

Stars: Edward Fox, Robert Powell, Trevor Howard, Fiona Fullerton

Votes: 2,623

8. Empire (2015– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.

Stars: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray

Votes: 35,891

9. The Get Down (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A ragtag group of teenagers run wild in the streets of the Bronx in the late 1970s.

Stars: Justice Smith, Shameik Moore, Herizen F. Guardiola, Skylan Brooks

Votes: 19,565

10. Luke Cage (2016–2018)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive attempting to rebuild his life in Harlem and must soon confront his past and fight a battle for the heart of his city.

Stars: Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 105,785

11. Power (I) (2014– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama

James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering to the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

Stars: Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Shane Johnson

Votes: 30,759

12. The Breaks (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music

Three friends aspire to break into the hip-hop music industry.

Stars: Afton Williamson, Tristan Mack Wilds, Antoine Harris, Sinqua Walls

Votes: 222

13. Luther (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 107,225

14. Celia (2015–2016)

53 min | Biography

She dared to challenge the status quo in a time where salsa music was only a white-male territory. For the first time, the details of an amazing life will be told through a powerful drama ... See full summary »

Stars: Carolina Gaitan, Frank Gerrish, Amanda Peter, Wayra Schreiber

Votes: 288

15. Roots (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, History

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 6,574

16. Atlanta (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.

Stars: Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz

Votes: 40,430

17. Linc's (1998–2000)

TV-MA | 30 min | Drama, Comedy

An American television series starring Steven Williams as the owner of "Linc's Bar and Grill" in Washington, D.C., and co-stars Pam Grier and Golden Brooks. The series aired on the Showtime cable network from 1998 to 2000.

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

Votes: 95

18. Shaft (1973–1974)

73 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Based on the movies of the same name, John Shaft is a two-fisted black private eye along the lines of Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe. Each week presents a different case and a different ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Roundtree, Eddie Barth, Judie Stein, Paul Burke

Votes: 232

19. The Game (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A spin-off of Girlfriends (2000) featuring a group of women who all have relationships with professional football players.

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

Votes: 3,601

20. Soul Food (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama

The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Aaron Meeks, Nicole Ari Parker

Votes: 865

21. Ballers (2015– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

A series centered around a group of football players and their families, friends, and handlers.

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller, Donovan W. Carter

Votes: 32,811

22. New York Undercover (1994–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Luna Lauren Velez

Votes: 1,815

23. Diary of a Single Mom (2009– )

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

In the center of a storm is Ocean (Monica Calhoun), a 27-year-old highly-motivated mother who manages a neighborhood apartment building and all of the problems that come along with it.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Valery M. Ortiz, Janice Lynde, Jonathan Biggs

Votes: 80

24. The Haves and the Have Nots (2013– )

Unrated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Centers on the rich Cryer and Harrington families (the haves) and the poor Young family (the have nots) whose lives intertwine when Hanna Young begins working for the Cryers.

Stars: Tika Sumpter, John Schneider, Crystal Fox, Angela Robinson

Votes: 2,508

25. Frank's Place (1987–1988)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 341

26. A Man Called Hawk (1989)

60 min | Drama, Action

This series features the character from Spencer: For Hire (1985). This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington, D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help... See full summary »

Stars: Avery Brooks, Moses Gunn, Angela Bassett, William Fichtner

Votes: 352

27. Get Christie Love! (1974–1975)
Episode: Get Christie Love! (1974)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama

A beautiful policewoman goes undercover to break up a drug ring.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Teresa Graves, Harry Guardino, Louise Sorel, Paul Stevens

Votes: 268

28. The Famous Jett Jackson (1998–2001)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After having spent years in California working as the TV action hero Silverstone, Jett Jackson decides to move the show to his hometown in hopes of pursuing a more normal life.

Stars: Lee Thompson Young, Kerry Duff, Ryan Sommers Baum, Gordon Greene

Votes: 1,538

29. Giants (2017– )

22 min | Drama

Giants chronicles the journey of three friends who share a firm commitment to living life on their own terms. But, when unable to escape conflicts of identity, sexuality and mental health -- each character reaches a sobering turning point that forces them to either give up or fight for their lives.

Stars: James Bland, Vanessa Baden, Sean Samuels, Moritz J. Williams

Votes: 84

30. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 257,376

31. Pitch (2016–2017)

60 min | Drama, Sport

A young pitcher becomes the first woman to play in the Major Leagues.

Stars: Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos, Mo McRae

Votes: 5,133

32. Top Boy (2011– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Two London drug dealers ply their lucrative trade at a public housing estate in North London.

Stars: Ashley Walters, Kane Robinson, Shone Romulus, Lee Byford

Votes: 4,265

33. The White Shadow (1978–1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Sport

A white former NBA professional retires from the pro game and gets a job as a basketball coach in a predominantly black inner-city high school.

Stars: Ken Howard, Kevin Hooks, Byron Stewart, Timothy Van Patten

Votes: 981

34. Treme (2010–2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama, Music

Life after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans try to rebuild their lives, their homes, and their unique culture in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in the USA.

Stars: Khandi Alexander, Rob Brown, Kim Dickens, Melissa Leo

Votes: 12,549

35. Star (2016–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Music, Musical

A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott

Votes: 3,464

36. 24: Legacy (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A military hero who returns to the U.S. with a whole lot of trouble following him back. With nowhere else to turn, the man asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

Stars: Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Anna Diop, Teddy Sears

Votes: 9,195

37. Cleverman (2016–2017)

50 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

In the very near future, creatures from ancient mythology must live among humans and battle for survival in a world that wants to silence, exploit and destroy them.

Stars: Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick

Votes: 2,945

38. Shots Fired (2017)

43 min | Crime, Drama

Examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town, providing an explosive autopsy of our criminal justice system.

Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton

Votes: 1,820

39. Scandal (2012–2018)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz

Votes: 63,920

40. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

An anthology series centered around America's most notorious crimes and criminals.

Stars: Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 68,528

41. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 249,338

42. Seven Seconds (2018)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Tensions run high between African American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City when a teenage African American boy is critically injured by a cop.

Stars: Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Mosley, David Lyons, Russell Hornsby

Votes: 10,536

43. Snowfall (2017– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama

A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.

Stars: Isaiah John, Amin Joseph, Michael Hyatt, Damson Idris

Votes: 6,524

44. The Chi (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

The Chi (short for Chicago) follows the lives of Emmett, Brandon, Ronnie and Kevin in the South Side neighborhood of Chicago after a fateful turn of events sends shock waves through the community but also connects them in unexpected ways.

Stars: Jason Mitchell, Jacob Latimore, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 3,090

45. Dear White People (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a group of black students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Stars: Logan Browning, Brandon P Bell, DeRon Horton, Antoinette Robertson

Votes: 18,732

46. This Is Us (2016– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A heartwarming and emotional story about a unique set of triplets, their struggles, and their wonderful parents.

Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz

Votes: 78,025

47. Black Lightning (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A crusading school principal gets back into action as the original African-American electrical superhero.

Stars: Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams

Votes: 17,004

48. Greenleaf (2016– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

The unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

Stars: Merle Dandridge, Desiree Ross, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker

Votes: 3,065



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