So Hard to Say Goodbye–To Good TV: 11 Black Shows We Wish Were Never Canceled

November 16, 2012 ‐ By Cecily Michelle

TV is not the same. Everywhere you turn, there are a bunch senseless drama-filled shows featuring wild, loud and out-of-control characters, particularly African American women. What happened to quality television, you ask? Shows that kept our interest with more than just he-said-she-said, hair-pulling and scripted nonsense? Take a look at these 11 shows that many consider classics and most-likely wish were still alive and rolling.

The Cosby Show

Probably the most cherished African American sitcom to ever hit TV, “The Cosby Show” was the epitome of black love, family and positivity. The fashions were colorful and fresh, and the storylines never got stale. Who didn’t wish Heathcliff Huxtable and Clair were their parents (or for at least the weekend)?  Still garnering praise and reverence nearly 30 years later, it will forever be considered a classic.

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  • I agree ALL of

  • jojo

    if a series had a FINALE it wasnt cancelled

  • Suchalady

    This list is so perfect it makes me sad. TV today is such garbage.

  • IllyPhilly

    These shows were fab and it seems to be nothing on quite like them anymore.

  • Stacy L

    Martin will NEVER get old.. I was watching it on TV one last night and laughed like it wasn’t a damn near 20 yr old show.. (it was the DMV episode too) *call me Almond!!!!!!*

    • IllyPhilly

      You so almondy!!! Dead!! Was just watching the episode when Gina and Martin were trying to hold off on s3x and he was on it!

  • Crazy how Living Single was the black “Friends” before “Friends” was even on the air, yet, they were so slept on! Smh… I loved all of these shows! I was more mad about Tisha not doing any scenes with Martin at the end than the show actually being cancelled though.

    • real rap

      when tisha hit him with that sexual harassment claim i knew the show was a wrap.

  • thatonegirl

    *Tear, at Girlfriends and Living Single. If we can get a Sex in the City movie why can’t we get a Girlfriends movie. I need closure,lol.

    • Abby_Wabby

      SO do I chile….

  • Jen

    Yessss I miss girlfriends so much! That was my show. Gotta go on YouTube just to watch it