Black families on television were a mainstay starting in the mid-70s. And what these families did was give primetime TV a shade of eclecticism. Some shows aimed to grab a certain niche audience, others wanted everyone’s eyes and attention. There have been a plethora of these black families on TV, many of them special in their own way.

So what if the days of tuning in to The Bernie Mac Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, or The Cosby Show are long gone? We can reminisce about them right here and right now, or you can take your happy ass to Netflix and catch a few at your own pace.

So inspired by the long-awaited fourth season of “The Boondocks” premiering next week, here are 15 Black Families on Television That Changed the Game.