Black Women Are Making a Strong Showing on TV This Fall: A Guide

Black women are taking over TV this fall! Primetime spots Monday through Thursday are filled with talented Black women starring in hit dramas and comedies.

Minority Report, staring Meagan Good, follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen.
Minority Report premieres Monday, September 21 at 9/8c on Fox.

The Scream Queens series, staring KeKe Palmer, revolves around a college campus which is rocked by a series of murders and is set in a sorority house.

Scream Queens premieres Tuesday, September 22 at 8/7c on Fox.

Gabrielle Union stars as Mary Jane Paul, a wildly successful TV reporter who is searching for love in all the wrong places.

Being Mary Jane season 3 premiers Tuesday, October 20 at 9/8c on BET.

Empire, starring Taraji P. Henson, follows a father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies bu the reappearance of Cookie, his ex-wife, complicates things.

Empire season 2 premiers Wednesday September 23 at 9/8c on Fox. 

Blackish, starring Tracee Ellis Ross, follows two parents as they set out to establish a sense of cultural identity for their family that honors their past while embracing the future.

Blackish season 2 premiers Wednesday September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on ABC.

Sleepy Hollow, staring Nicole Beharie, follows Ichabod Crane who is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Sleepy Hollow season 3 airs Thursday, October 1 at 9/8c on Fox.

Scandal, staring Kerry Washington, follows Olivia Pope as she dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite by keeping those secrets under wraps.

Scandal season 5 premieres Thursday, September 24 at 9/8c on ABC.

How to Get Away with Murder, starring Viola Davis, follows Professor Annalise Keating whose law students find themselves involved in a murder plot that will rock the entire university.

How to Get Away With Murder season 2 premieres Thursday, September 24 at 10/9c on ABC.