New Black TV Shows to Watch in 2021 and Beyond
New Black TV Shows in October 2021
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October 1, 2021
DOCUMENTARY: My Name is Pauli Murray (Amazon Prime Video): Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat, Pauli Murray fights for social justice. A non-binary Black lawyer, activist, poet, and priest, Murray influences both Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Thurgood Marshall.
DOCUMENTARY: Vince Carter: Legacy (Crackle): Explores the fantastic highs and unsettling lows of 8-time All-Star and slam dunk champion, Vince Carter, as he looks back on his record-breaking 22-season professional basketball career.
October 3, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: On My Block Season 4 (Netflix): "On My Block" follows a quartet of bright, street-savvy friends who are navigating their way through high school, including all the of the triumph, pain and newness they experience along the way. Lifelong friendships are tested as Monse, Ruby, Jamal and Cesar confront the challenges of adolescence and life in their predominantly Hispanic and black neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy series.
October 4, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Black Ink Crew: Chicago Season 7 (VH1): The "Black Ink Crew" franchise blows into the Windy City, where a passionate, ambitious group of artists hopes to find success at 9Mag, a tattoo mecca for hip-hop elites, celebrities and athletes. Owner Ryan created 9Mag as a legacy to his late sister and niece, and the shop represents a daily reminder of his past struggles and of a bright future... if he plays his cards right.
October 7, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition Season 16 (WE tv): Unique relationship techniques for reality star couples in a boot camp that pushes them to their limits. They move into one house to work with marriage counsellors on their relationships. Is what they have worth fighting for or is it all over?
October 10, 2021
October 13, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Batwoman Season 3 (The CW): Batwoman seeks justice for Gotham City.
October 15, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Ready to Love Season 4 (OWN): An unscripted dating series from a male perspective is coming to the screens. "Ready to Love" features successful black men and women in their 30s and 40s as they go through the steps of courtship. These men and women are looking for everlasting love. The men bring their observations and experiences to the forefront as they search for true love. Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles hosts the show.
October 19, 2021
SERIES PREMIERE: Queens (ABC): Estranged and out of touch, four women in their 40s reunite for a chance to recapture their fame and regain the swagger they had as the Nasty Bitches—their ‘90s group that made them legends in the hip-hop world.
October 24, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: Insecure Season 5 (HBO): Best friends Issa and Molly belong to the same social background and face similar experiences. They always strive to find solutions to their problems by facing them together.
October 25, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: All American Season 4 (The CW): Spencer James is a rising football player who makes the shift to an affluent Beverly Hills school on his coach's advice. He struggles to find his footing as the new team is threatened by his arrival.
REBOOT PREMIERE: 4400 (The CW): In an instant, at least 4,400 overlooked, undervalued, or otherwise marginalized people who had vanished without a trace over the past century are returned to Detroit, having not aged a day and with no memory of what happened to them.
October 26, 2021
SEASON PREMIERE: The Last O.G. Season 4 (TBS): Spending 15 years in prison didn't transform Tray, but everything else sure seemed to change. After he is released on good behavior, he returns to his newly affluent Brooklyn neighborhood and is shocked to find out how much different the world is.
October 29, 2021
SERIES PREMIERE: Colin in Black & White (Netflix): An exploration of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's high school years and experiences that led him to become an activist.
SERIES PREMIERE: Swagger (Apple TV+): Basketball players and their families and coaches get swept up into the youth-sports economy, walking a fine line between dreams and ambition, opportunism and corruption.