List of Black-cast TV Shows Then & Now
Black-Cast TV Shows
Like most adults and children when they come home from work or school, search through the TV channels, looking for the shows they enjoy watching. I remember me and my siblings coming home from school searching the television channels back in the day, for mainly black-cast TV shows. We would search through channels that we could relate to, with people who look like us. We would find The Cosby Show it was a very entertaining TV show to watch. We also watched TV shows that were considered non-black-cast shows like 90210 and Melrose Place. But the topic today is, you know, see above.
Black TV shows everyone watched then and now:
- Soul Train
- Yo MTV Raps
- BET (Black Entertainment Television) with Donnie Simpson
- Arsenio Hall Show
- Comic View
- South Central Sitcom
- The Parkers
- Mo'Nique Show
- The Jamie Foxx Show
- Oprah Winfrey
- In Living Colors
- Living Single
- The Montel Williams Show
- Wayne Brady
- Tyra Show
- Top Model
- The Monique Show
- Everybody Hates Chris
- Uncle Buck
- The Bernie Mac Show
- The Carmichaels
I miss watching the show Malcolm and Eddie (starring Malcolm Jamar Warner, and Eddie Griffin) it was comedic and sexy. But a new show that I watch is Family Crews starring Terry Crews; it's a family show as well as funny. My children miss watching That's So Raven, a comedy on Disney Channel. Also they like The Cleveland Show; for some reason, guess it's funny also. I haven't seen the show Are We There Yet - starring Ice Cube, but I look forward to watching it soon.
Black TV Show Classics
People that are African American or not, remember watching "black TV shows," in the late 70's and mid 80's. It brought families closer together by watching the same TV shows at the same time. My mom would cook popcorn for us all to eat, as we get ready to watch our favorite shows.
Most of the black TV shows I remember watching way back in the day; you may remember some of these shows as well:
- The Jefferson's
- Good Times
- Amen, (Clifton Davis)
- Sanford and Son
- 227 (Marla Gibbs)
- What’s Happening?
- What’s Happening Now?
- Different Strokes
♥ Well, these all may not be technically "black TV shows," but they are my opinion of black shows. ♥
The cartoons my siblings and I watched as children, in the late 70's were; The Jackson Five and Fat Albert. Yes people I do like other shows that are not considered black shows, but I want to stay on the topic. And there are some black-cast TV shows that I won't watch because of its rate of immorality.
Benefits of Watching TV
Television opens up another world, whether through watching documentaries, drama series, or comedies. Laughter is good for us; Laughter is the best medicine. It has been found to increase circulation, lower blood pressure, and more. Watching a good comedy on TV can be a great way to find something to laugh about. Television can be educational with cable channels like Discover, National Geographic, and the History Channel; watching television can be as educational as going to school.
Physical Exercise While Watching Television
Also doing physical exercise while watching television can be entertaining, when doing any exercises it can get boring. Maybe that's the reason why there are televisions in some of the fitness centers.
Family bonding while watching television can lead to some good conversations. Talking about something that happened in a TV show will lead to conversation of real life topics. This is one of the best benefits to watching television with your family.
Adventure; most children are not able to go see the rain forest or see an animal like at the zoo, but they can on TV as much as they want. Many shows and movies allow viewers to see animals, society, and other people’s culture. Personally, I can totally agree that some shows for children are educational; For instance, shows like "School House Rock," Sesame Street, PBS Kids, Barney, and others. These shows have been very helpful for education, imagination, entertainment, and interacting with young infants and children.
Back to the main topic; there are shows that I watched that were black shows that I'm not happy to say that I watched, like The Flavor of Love. If you liked some of the shows that were mentioned above, leave your feedback as; Voted up, Useful, Awesome, or Interesting. Thank you.
© Sabrina A. K.
Black Cast Television Shows
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