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15 Shows With Black Stars We Can't Wait To See Dominate TV This Fall

TV is finally being broadcast in color!

 Black stars are taking over TV this fall and we can't wait.  

Discussions surrounding diversity in the media have finally reached a critical mass, and it's still evident that not everyone in the industry knows what diversity really means (we're looking at you Matt Damon). But more importantly, black and brown people are finally being represented in a variety of genres from sci-fi to comedy in new and returning series.

These diverse shows and the actors that star in them are also getting the award recognition they deserve including the Emmy-nominated performance of Taraji P. Henson as the wildly entertaining Cookie Lyon on "Empire" and Emmy-winner Viola Davis's dynamic portrayal of Annalise Keating on "How To Get Away With Murder." 

Here are 15 shows with black cast-members that we can't wait to see dominate this fall.

  • 15 "Black-ish"
    The hilarious family-oriented show, "Black-ish," will premiere September 23 on ABC. The comedic series, now in its second sea
    Bob D'Amico
    The hilarious family-oriented show, "Black-ish," will premiere September 23 on ABC. The comedic series, now in its second season, features an all-black cast and is anchored by entertainment legends Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and Laurence Fishburne.
  • 14 "How To Get Away With Murder"
    All hail Shonda Rhimes! Her newest addition to the ABC lineup is the incredibly suspenseful "How To Get Away W
    Bob D’Amico
    All hail Shonda Rhimes! Her newest addition to the ABC lineup is the incredibly suspenseful "How To Get Away With Murder." Tune in to watch Emmy winner Viola Davis as Annalise Keating September 24.
  • 13 "Grey's Anatomy"
    Going strong at Season 12, "Grey's Anatomy" hasn't lost any of the qualities that made audiences fall in love with the o
    Richard Cartwright
    Going strong at Season 12, "Grey's Anatomy" hasn't lost any of the qualities that made audiences fall in love with the original cast and characters. The medical drama, which has been ahead of its time in having an incredibly diverse cast since season 1, comes back to ABC on September 24. 
  • 12 "Scandal"
    This smart and intriguing political drama will be back September 24 on ABC. "Scandal" has always kept audiences at the edge o
    Craig Sjodin
    This smart and intriguing political drama will be back September 24 on ABC. "Scandal" has always kept audiences at the edge of their seat, and Kerry Washington is perfection as the ultimate fixer Olivia Pope.
  • 11 "Empire"
    When "Empire" debuted on Fox last year, the drama-filled show took audiences on a ride on an emotional rollerc
    James Dimmock
    When "Empire" debuted on Fox last year, the drama-filled show took audiences on a ride on an emotional rollercoaster with powerhouse patriarch Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, fueding with the equally, if not more formidable, Cookie, played by Taraji P Henson. The show returns for its second season September 23.
  • 10 "Minority Report"
    Meagan Good stars as a cop in this futuristic mystery plot in "Minority Report," a new show based on the 2002 film of th
    Justin Stephens
    Meagan Good stars as a cop in this futuristic mystery plot in "Minority Report," a new show based on the 2002 film of the same name. It premieres on Fox September 21.
  • 9 "Rosewood"
    Morris Chestnut is the charmingly brilliant crime scene medical examiner in the cop dramedy "Rosewood." The series premieres
    Justin Stephens
    Morris Chestnut is the charmingly brilliant crime scene medical examiner in the cop dramedy "Rosewood." The series premieres September 23 on Fox.
  • 8 "Gotham"
    Fans of "Gotham" may be disappointed that Jada Pinkett-Smith's character is not returning for Season 2, but Jessica Luca
    Mark Seliger
    Fans of "Gotham" may be disappointed that Jada Pinkett-Smith's character is not returning for Season 2, but Jessica Lucas will be playing the new villain Tigress. The action series based in the world of Batman is back September 23 on Fox.
  • 7 "Sleepy Hollow"
    The paranormal detective thriller, "Sleep Hollow," starring Nicole Beharie, is slated to return for Season 3 to Fox on Octobe
    Tina Rowden
    The paranormal detective thriller, "Sleep Hollow," starring Nicole Beharie, is slated to return for Season 3 to Fox on October 1.
  • 6 "American Horror Story Hotel"
    Angela Bassett has been a part of "American Horror Story" for three seasons now. The creepily entertaining Emmy-winning
    Frank Ockenfels
    Angela Bassett has been a part of "American Horror Story" for three seasons now. The creepily entertaining Emmy-winning anthology series will return to FX on October 7.
  • 5 "Truth Be Told"
    Tone Bell and Bresha Webb both star in this new diverse series about two couple that keep it real in the hilarious couples co
    NBCUniversal
    Tone Bell and Bresha Webb both star in this new diverse series about two couple that keep it real in the hilarious couples comedy "Truth Be Told," which is set to premiere for its first season October 16 on NBC.
  • 4 "Chicago Med"
    This new medical drama set in NBC's Chicago franchise series has a diverse ensemble cast that features Yaya DaCosta and S. Ep
    NBCUniversal
    This new medical drama set in NBC's Chicago franchise series has a diverse ensemble cast that features Yaya DaCosta and S. Epatha Merkerson. Season 1 of "Chicago Med" premieres November 17.
  • 3 "The Player"
    Wesley Snipes plays a mysterious kingpin in "The Player," a high-stakes action series about gambling on crime. The show promi
    NBCUniversal
    Wesley Snipes plays a mysterious kingpin in "The Player," a high-stakes action series about gambling on crime. The show promises to be filled with suspense, and begins its first season September 24 on NBC.
  • 2 "The Flash"
    Candace Patton portrays the love interest to the show's titular character on "The Flash." The epic superhero series
    Diyah Pera
    Candace Patton portrays the love interest to the show's titular character on "The Flash." The epic superhero series comes back to the CW this fall on October 6.
  • 1 "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
    Trevor Noah has big shoes to fill as Jon Stewart's replacement as "The Daily Show" host. Noah joins fellow black corresponden
    Peter Yang
    Trevor Noah has big shoes to fill as Jon Stewart's replacement as "The Daily Show" host. Noah joins fellow black correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jessica Williams at the satirical news show. The stand up comic debuts in his new role September 28 on Comedy Central.

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