TV networks are finally getting the message- shows on the small screen need to reflect the times we live in. As the “sassy Black friend” is becoming a thing of the past, network dramas and sitcoms are stepping up to give us more fleshed out, three-dimensional Black characters. We’re now sexy, charismatic vampires (“The Originals”), whip-smart police detectives (“Ironside”) and highly evolved androids (“Almost Human”).
We’ve listed some of our “must-see” shows for the 2013 Fall TV Season!
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” Fox, 8:30P EST
Andre Braugher plays Ray Holt, the new captain of the 99th police precinct, and his no-nonsense ways soon clash with Det. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) whose immature ways are frowned upon. Terry Crews co-stars as Sargeant Terry Jeffords.
“Sleepy Hollow” FOX, 9PM EST
Police officer Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) is about to leave her job in the small town of Sleepy Hollow, when she comes across the newly resurrected Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison). The two team up to bring down the Headless Horseman, who just happens to be one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Orlando Jones (“Drumline”) also stars as police Captain Irving.
“The Originals” Thur. Oct. 3rd on CW, 9PM EST