The Black Shows That Revolutionized TV, from 'Julia' and 'The Jeffersons' to 'Empire'
The Jeffersons (CBS, 1975–1985)
Julia (NBC, 1968–1971)
Sanford and Son (NBC, 1972–1977)
The Cosby Show (NBC, 1984–1992)
A Different World (NBC, 1987–1993)
The Arsenio Hall Show (Fox, 1989–1994)
In Living Color (Fox, 1990–1994)
Living Single (Fox, 1993–1998)
Empire (Fox, 2015–2020)
Abbott Elementary (ABC, 2021-Present)
Series led by Black characters have left an indelible mark on TV. Good Times was the first to focus on a Black nuclear family, bringing Black art, Black pride and Black issues into America's living rooms for the first time. In honor of Black History Month, here are 10 other groundbreakers.