If you haven't heard the news, Yaya Dacosta has landed a spot on Chicago MD, the latest Chicago Fire spin off, and Paula Patton is comign to ABC. Fresh off her starring role as Whitney Houston in the Lifetime bio, Dacosta is the latest addition to join African-American prime time divas Kerry Washington, Viola Davis and Angela Bassett. Inspired by all the Black women we're seeing lead primetime shows, here's who we think would make a great comeback to the small screen.
Jill Marie Jones
Best Known For: "Girlfriends" Last Seen: "Sleepy Hollow" Why We Love Her:With Jones, it’s always Lights! Cameras! Action! Results!
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Best Known For: "Jamie Foxx Show" Last Seen: "Grimm" Why We Love Her: The former model was a go-to beauty of the 90’s , whose matchless grace recalled the starlets of old Hollywood.
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Best Known For: "The Cosby Show"/"A Different World" Last Seen: "Drunk History" Why We Love Her?: She exposed a generation to HBCUs.
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Best Known For: "That’s So Raven" Last Seen: "Empire" Why We Love Her: The girl can crack a joke.
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Tia and Tamera Mowry
(L to R) Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry-Hardict
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Best Known For: "The Cosby Show" Last Seen: "Psych" Why We Love Her: Effortless class coupled with a timeless eloquence.
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Sheryl Lee Ralph
Best Known For:Dream Girls/"Moesha" Last Seen: "Instant Mom" Why We Love Her: Her kind yet, regal air is rivaled by few.
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Best Known For: "Moesha," "The Parkers" Last Seen: "Hollywood Divas" Why We Love Her: Her accessible brand of comedy brings smiles to all within reach.
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Best Known For: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Last Seen: "House of Payne" Why We Love Her: The vivacious actress brings life to every role.