That Was Quick: Shows With Black Leads That Weren’t Given A Chance Before They Were Canceled

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The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

The Jill Scott-led HBO comedy, based on the books by Alexander McCall Smith, was a charming show about Mma Ramotswe, her detective agency, and the foibles of the folks in her life. It gave a positive look at modern Botswana and was entertaining, but HBO decided not to move forward with a second season due to low ratings after all seven episodes aired in 2009.

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