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

age 3+

Virtual book club for preschoolers spotlights Black authors.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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The Power of We: A Sesame Street Special

age 3+

Superb Sesame special teaches anti-racism to preschoolers.

Network: PBS Kids, HBO Max (2020)
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Doc McStuffins

age 4+

Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.

Network: Disney Junior (2012)
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Craig of the Creek

age 6+

Adventure, affirming messages stand out in appealing series.

Network: Cartoon Network (2018)
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Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

age 7+

Themes of perseverance, friendship dominate dystopian tale.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Raven's Home

age 8+

Energetic sequel offers well-rounded laughs for families.

Network: Disney Channel (2017)
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She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

age 8+

Likable '80s reboot has strong hero, diverse characters.

Network: Netflix (2018)
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We Are the Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest

age 8+

Docu about kids living MLK's legacy gives all the feels.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Voices of Fire

age 9+

Charming choir competition series has positive messages.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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America's Funniest Home Videos

age 10+

One person's humiliation is another's chuckle.

Network: ABC, Syndicated (1989)
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Family Reunion

age 10+

Heartwarming but uneven sitcom about family relationships.

Network: Netflix (2019)
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Black-ish

age 11+

Race is tackled gently in fresh family friendly sitcom.

Network: ABC (2014)
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Celebrity Family Feud

age 11+

Star-studded spin on classic a bit iffy for kids.

Network: NBC (2008)
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Hamilton

age 11+

Filmed Broadway smash has mature content, positive messages.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Little America

age 12+

Beautifully authentic anthology of immigrant stories.

Network: Apple TV+ (2020)
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The Neighborhood

age 12+

Regressive racial attitudes and bad jokes mar family sitcom.

Network: CBS (2018)
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All Rise

age 13+

Earnest courtroom melodrama has good intentions, violence.

Network: CBS (2019)
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Black Is King

age 13+

Stunning musical has strong message of empowerment.

On DVD/Streaming (Release Year: 2020)
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Central Park

age 13+

Fun animated musical comedy is both sweet and edgy.

Network: Apple TV+ (2020)
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Little Voice

age 13+

Substance abuse, language, in sweet fable about stardom.

Network: Apple TV+ (2020)
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