2021 NAACP Image Award-Nominated TV Shows

Known as the premier multicultural awards show, the NAACP Image Awards celebrate the best of movies, TV, and literature. While this year's TV and streaming nominations lean toward older audiences, there are plenty of great shows for the whole family to enjoy. From fan-favorite reality TV to irreverent animated comedies to feel-good sitcoms, this list has something for everyone. Tune in March 27, 2021, to find out which of these nominees take home the trophies. Looking for more great content featuring BIPOC voices? Check out the 2021 NAACP Image Award-Nominated Films or Movies with Inspiring Black Girls and Women.

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Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices TV Poster Image
Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special TV Poster Image
Superb Sesame special teaches anti-racism to preschoolers.
Network: PBS Kids, HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Doc McStuffins TV Poster Image
Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.
Network: Disney Junior
(2012)
(2012)
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Craig of the Creek TV Poster Image
Adventure, affirming messages stand out in appealing series.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2018)
(2018)
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts TV Poster Image
Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Raven's Home TV Poster Image
Energetic sequel offers well-rounded laughs for families.
Network: Disney Channel
(2017)
(2017)
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power TV Poster Image
Likable '80s reboot has strong hero, diverse characters.
Network: Netflix
(2018)
(2018)
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We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest Movie Poster Image
Docu about kids living MLK's legacy gives all the feels.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Voices of Fire TV Poster Image
Charming choir competition series has positive messages.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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America's Funniest Home Videos TV Poster Image
One person's humiliation is another's chuckle.
Network: ABC, Syndicated
(2005)
(1989)
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Family Reunion TV Poster Image
Heartwarming but uneven sitcom about family relationships.
Network: Netflix
(2019)
(2019)
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Black-ish TV Poster Image
Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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Celebrity Family Feud TV Poster Image
Star-studded spin on classic a bit iffy for kids.
Network: NBC
(2008)
(2008)
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Hamilton Movie Poster Image
Filmed Broadway smash has mature content, positive messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Little America TV Poster Image
Beautifully authentic anthology of immigrant stories.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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The Neighborhood TV Poster Image
Regressive racial attitudes and bad jokes mar family sitcom.
Network: CBS
(2018)
(2018)
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All Rise TV Poster Image
Earnest courtroom melodrama has good intentions, violence.
Network: CBS
(2019)
(2019)
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Black Is King Movie Poster Image
Stunning musical has strong message of empowerment.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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Central Park TV Poster Image
Fun animated musical comedy is both sweet and edgy.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Little Voice TV Poster Image
Substance abuse, language, in sweet fable about stardom.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Mapleworth Murders TV Poster Image
Pleasant, funny murder mystery parody feels dated.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
(2020)
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The Oprah Conversation TV Poster Image
Oprah has honest conversations with influential people.
Network: Apple TV+
(2020)
(2020)
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Shark Tank TV Poster Image
Money-driven reality show will intrigue the business minded.
Network: ABC
(2009)
(2009)
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Star Trek: Lower Decks TV Poster Image
Adult humor, gory violence in animated Trek series.
Network: Paramount+
(2020)
(2020)
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Sylvie's Love Movie Poster Image
Melodramatic, old-fashioned romance has sex, mature themes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2020)
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9-1-1 TV Poster Image
Harrowing rescue series has trauma and drama.
Network: Fox
(2018)
(2018)
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Bob Hearts Abishola TV Poster Image
Sweet sitcom examines immigrant life, love with nuance.
Network: CBS
(2019)
(2019)
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine TV Poster Image
Lighthearted cop comedy serves up laughs and diversity.
Network: Fox
(2013)
(2013)
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CripTales TV Poster Image
Stellar groundbreaking monologues shed light on disability.
Network: BBC America
(2020)
(2020)
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah TV Poster Image
Funny, satirical news softer than Stewart, best for teens.
Network: Comedy Central
(2015)
(2015)
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The Good Fight TV Poster Image
Smart female-led spin-off features strong language, themes.
Network: CBS
(2017)
(2017)
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Never Have I Ever TV Poster Image
Drinking, language, sex talk in fresh, charming teen series.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Saturday Night Live TV Poster Image
Legendary late-night show funny for teens and up.
Network: NBC
(2005)
(1975)
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Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker TV Poster Image
Solid drama highlights the life of legendary entrepreneur.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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This Is Us TV Poster Image
Adult-oriented dramedy puts a fresh spin on family ties.
Network: NBC
(2016)
(2016)
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Woke TV Poster Image
Great premise, OK comedy about race and life; some language.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
(2020)
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Big Mouth TV Poster Image
Raunchy but sweet animated comedy has sex jokes galore.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Cherish the Day TV Poster Image
Romantically flat series has swearing, drinking, sexy stuff.
Network: OWN
(2020)
(2020)
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Greenleaf TV Poster Image
Oprah's church-themed drama is soapy but dark.
Network: OWN
(2016)
(2016)
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Grown-ish TV Poster Image
Black-ish kid goes to college in great, edgy show.
Network: Freeform
(2017)
(2018)
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How to Get Away with Murder TV Poster Image
Tense legal procedural is steamy with some violence.
Network: ABC
(2014)
(2014)
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In the Long Run TV Poster Image
Subtly charming and timely immigration comedy has drinking.
Network: Starz
(2019)
(2019)
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Little Fires Everywhere TV Poster Image
Race and class issues erupt in thoughtful, mature drama.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
(2020)
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Mrs. America TV Poster Image
Great cast, smart pacing make this historical series swing.
Network: Hulu
(2020)
(2020)
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Ramy TV Poster Image
Language, sex in comedy about balancing faith, modern life.
Network: Hulu
(2019)
(2019)
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Red Table Talk TV Poster Image
Three generations share candid insights on mature themes.
Network: Facebook Watch
(2019)
(2018)
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RuPaul's Drag Race TV Poster Image
Drag queen contest is campy, fun, has positive messages.
Network: Logo, VH1
(2009)
(2009)
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Small Axe TV Poster Image
Miniseries celebrates Black British culture; adult themes.
Network: Amazon Prime Video
(2020)
(2020)
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Star Trek: Picard TV Poster Image
Return of beloved sci-fi captain has adventure, violence.
Network: Paramount+
(2020)
(2020)
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United Shades of America TV Poster Image
Documentary series spotlights marginalized communities.
Network: CNN
(2020)
(2016)
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#BlackAF TV Poster Image
Provocative, cheeky comedy has strong language.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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Bridgerton TV Poster Image
Sex, nudity, smoking in sumptuous, diverse period drama.
Network: Netflix
(2020)
(2020)
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The Chi TV Poster Image
Well-written South Chicago-themed drama isn't for kids.
Network: Showtime
(2018)
(2018)
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Fargo TV Poster Image
Dark drama brings violence to generations in troubled town.
Network: FX
(2014)
(2014)
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#FreeRayshawn TV Poster Image
Violent, tense drama focuses on police corruption, racism.
Network: Quibi
(2020)
(2020)
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I May Destroy You TV Poster Image
Mature content in powerful portrait of rape's aftermath.
Network: HBO
(2020)
(2020)
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Insecure TV Poster Image
Raunchy, funny comedy explores stereotypes, black culture.
Network: HBO
(2016)
(2016)
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The Shop TV Poster Image
LeBron James leads candid convos in a barbershop setting.
Network: HBO
(2018)
(2018)
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Archer TV Poster Image
Animated spy spoof will amuse older viewers; not for kids.
Network: FX
(2010)
(2010)
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Black Monday TV Poster Image
Strong performances buoy uneven, mature Wall Street comedy.
Network: Showtime
(2019)
(2019)
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The Last O.G. TV Poster Image
Ex-con rebuilds his life in crude yet oddly sweet comedy.
Network: TBS
(2018)
(2018)
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Lovecraft Country TV Poster Image
Mature horror series has both mythical and human monsters.
Network: HBO Max
(2020)
(2020)
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Westworld TV Poster Image
Thoughtfully creepy sci-fi has lots of sex and violence.
Network: HBO
(2016)
(2016)
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The Good Lord Bird TV Poster Image
Powerful Civil War-era comedy-drama has violence, racism.
Network: Showtime
(2020)
(2020)
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Power Book II: Ghost TV Poster Image
Dramatic spin-off filled with plot twists, mature content.
Network: Starz
(2020)
(2020)
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