Good neighbors are hard to come by. It's one thing to live next door to someone, but to get close enough to them that you essentially become a family is another. This is a common theme that is revisited in Black television sitcoms.

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Before his shameful fall from grace, Bill Cosby redefined the role of Black fathers on television.

Cosby's portrayal of Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show was groundbreaking. Cliff's occupation as a doctor was a refreshing departure from blue-collared blowhards like Fred Sanford and entrepreneurs with a Napoleon complex like George Jefferson.

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TV Lists

7 Black TV Shows You Forgot Existed

For every "Martin" or "Fresh Prince" there's another Black show that's been lost to time.

The Cast of "On Our Own"

The '90s were the golden era for Black television shows in primetime. The success of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, Living Single, and others dominated the ratings and made stars out of their casts.

They would show the world that Black people weren't a monolith and had various stories that needed to be seen by a mainstream audience.

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