I just finished up another quiz on black TV shows, and I noticed that over 80% of the I looked up are now canceled or defunct. Currently, we have 'The Game' and 'Divorce Court' and 'Judge Joe Brown.' I never got a chance to see 'The Wire' but I heard it was good. I heard it is also canceled. I read that part of the reasons there is less black shows is because of the the merger of UPN and the WB into the CW network. WB and the UPN had a lotta black shows, but as usual they weren't without their criticism from black folks The UPN was dubbed 'Us People's Network' and the WB was dubbed 'We Brothers' or something like that for their penchant of jive and comedy shows. But I enjoyed many of those shows. Now many networks are not considering all or predominately black shows because many of the mainstream shows have diversified and includes a lot of black characters. But to me, they are still 'white shows' with a couple of darker faces thrown in. The top rated shows 'Gossip Girl' and 'Smallville' and 'The Vampire Diaries' have no black faces on the regular, and very few during the season. I enjoy 'The Game' although I haven't watched it in months. But I still miss a lot of old shows like New York Undercover (which I think jumped shark when they added Anthony Lapaglia), Living Single, Soul Train and a few others. Some were stupid and over the top, or just seem to be a vehicle for white folks to play in - such as The Wayans Brother Show or the Hughley. They weren't that funny and I consider them eceptions. So do you think black shows are still needed? Or do the mainstream shows suffice with enough or more black people?