In a scene from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, actor Letitia Wright portrays Shuri and wears a sheer, white veil on her head, large, cylindrical white earrings, a white gown, and a white rope necklace.; In a scene from the animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, a young girl wears a teal and yellow helmet, large goggles with pink lenses, a yellow romper, red gloves, black pants, and teal elbow and knee pads. She gestures to a green chalkboard that has the city’s electrical plan written on it in chalk.; In a scene from Abbott Elementary, actor Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara stands in a school’s library and wears a black blouse, a red cardigan, and a pearl necklace.

Everything to Watch During Black History Month 2023

By Andie Hagemann

All month long—and beyond—we’re celebrating Black culture across The Walt Disney Company. As part of that celebration, an amazing lineup of content is available through all Disney’s streaming services and airing on Disney’s linear networks. From all new episodes of hit series (including Abbott Elementary, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Eureka!, and grown-ish) to can’t-miss movies, specials, and more, we’ve compiled the ultimate viewing guide.

In a scene from Abbott Elementary, actor Janelle James as Ava Coleman sits at a wooden desk in front of a dry erase white board. She wears a navy sweater with a tan collar, a silver choker, and a lanyard with an ID card. Elementary school students sit at desks facing James and wear light blue polo shirts.


Class is in session! Abbott Elementary is back with all-new, hilarious episodes this month, starting with a Valentine’s Day-themed episode airing Wednesday, February 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The Abbott teachers are feeling the love and discussing their relationships and romantic plans for the holiday. Janine (Quinta Brunson) finds out one of her students has a crush on her and when turning to a colleague for advice, she inadvertently learns a secret about another teacher. Elsewhere, Ava (Janelle James) sits in on a Black History class taught by Jacob (Chris Perfetti) after receiving a complaint. New episodes of Abbott Elementary air on Wednesdays. Tyler James Williams, Lisa Ann Walter, William Stanford Davis, and Sheryl Lee Ralph also star in the series. Watch episodes on Hulu and on demand the day following their premieres.

The entire first season of The Wonder Years is available to stream on Hulu and Disney+. Inspired by the beloved award-winning 1980s and ’90s series of the same name, the reimagined original coming-of-age comedy narrated by Don Cheadle tells the story of the Williams family during the late 1960s, all through the point of view of imaginative 12-year-old Dean (Elisha “EJ” Williams). With the wisdom of his adult years, Dean’s hopeful and humorous recollections of his past spotlight the ups and downs of growing up in a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, and the friendship, laughter and lessons along the way. The Wonder Years also stars Dulé Hill, Saycon Sengbloh, Laura Kariuki, Amari O’Neil, Julian Lerner, and Milan Ray.

Starring Niecy Nash-Betts, The Rookie: Feds debuts an all-new episode on Tuesday, February 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. During a recent murder investigation of an investment banker, who was also declared murdered six years ago, the unit follows a suspicious trail that leads to new evidence on both cases. Meanwhile, relationships are put to the test as Fortune considers her future with Carter, and Brendon pushes his limits with Antoinette. The series also stars James Lesure, Britt Robertson, Felix Solis, Kevin Zegers, Frankie Faison, Michelle Nuñez, and Devika Bhise. Season 1 of The Rookie: Feds is now airing on ABC and is intended for only mature audiences. Watch episodes on Hulu and on demand the next day.

Save the date because Grey’s Anatomy returns Thursday, February 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. In the all-new episode directed by Debbie Allen, Grey Sloan Memorial prepares to say farewell to Meredith (Disney Legend Ellen Pompeo). As the doctors plan a goodbye surprise, Nick (Scott Speedman) confronts her about their relationship status. Elsewhere, the interns compete to scrub in on groundbreaking partial heart transplant procedure with Maggie (Kelly McCreary) and Winston (Anthony Hill), and Richard (James Pickens Jr.) asks Teddy (Kim Raver) an important question. Grey’s Anatomy also stars Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd, Caterina Scorsone, Camilla Luddington, Jake Borelli, Chris Carmack, Alexis Floyd, Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, and Niko Terho. Watch episodes on Hulu and on demand.

The key art for Black in Vegas includes an outline of the contiguous United States of America with the series’ logo resembling a marquee and a silver microphone.

ABC News

On Wednesday, February 1, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, ABC News’ Soul of a Nation returns with a one-hour special, Black in Vegas, exploring the history of Black entertainers in Las Vegas and celebrating those who are now ruling the historic strip. The primetime special details the countless household names who have made Las Vegas their home, including Usher, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Marsha Warfield, George Wallace, Eddie Griffin, and other top artists.

Black in Vegas looks at the timeline of historical events that paved the way for today’s generation, such as the 1971 federal consent decree that forced hotels and casinos to give Black workers the opportunity to be in front-of-the-house positions. Near the same time, entertainers like Frank Sinatra helped kick down barriers for Black performers in Sin City by demanding that his collaborators, such as band leader Quincy Jones and fellow performer Sammy Davis Jr., should stay at the same hotel as him. Today, Black entertainers are now headlining or performing in a variety of shows on the strip, including Cirque du Soleil’s Mad Apple, Magic Mike Live, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Chippendales, and their own residencies.

The special features exclusive interviews with acclaimed performers as well as never-before-seen video and an interview with Sammy Davis Jr. about performing in Las Vegas. The special also gives inside perspective from cultural commentators and workers in leadership positions at hotels and theaters on what it’s like to make a living on the strip and highlights some of the artists who will perform there this year. Soul of a Nation Presents: Black in Vegas will be available to stream the next day on Hulu.

ABC News’ Black History Month coverage also includes dedicated programming and segments throughout the month. Throughout February, Good Morning America will celebrate Black History Month with dedicated profiles, segments, and series. The planned coverage includes a three-part series highlighting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), segments honoring a Black healthcare community hero, an artist pushing for social change, Black influencers and trendsetters, Black women in sports, the Harlem Renaissance, and more. The Deals and Steals segment will feature products from Black-owned businesses.

World News Tonight with David Muir will dedicate the month of February to Black History Month, celebrating those across the country who are making a difference in their communities within its America Strong and Made in America segments. Nightline will air special content and features surrounding Black History Month throughout February. This Week with George Stephanopoulos will celebrate Black History Month with interviews featuring prominent political Black leaders and dedicated segments focused on issues that directly impact the Black community. GMA3: What You Need to Know will highlight Black stories throughout the month, notably profiling WGPR, the first Black-owned and operated television station in America.

The View will kick off a month-long celebration of Black History Month on air and across its social platforms. The program will honor unknown African American pioneers, trailblazers, innovators, and thought leaders. The show will spotlight these hidden figures who have made a significant impact on American life in politics, social justice, the arts, science, sports, and business with its Black History Month FYI series, airing several days each week in February.

ABC News Live will go beyond the headlines to find unique content to bring to viewers during Black History Month. Every Wednesday, the new series Culture Conversations will bring viewers into the discussion between two greats. Additionally, dayside programming will have two live segments each week featuring Black stories, and Prime with Linsey Davis will air impactful interviews and segments themed to Black History Month. Topics will be wide ranging and include conversations with prominent Black leaders in industries such as dance, food, sports, music, and more.

ABC News’ flagship daily news podcast Start Here will run a series of segments examining how, more than a year after backlash to Black History programs swept through schools, these policies are affecting students at the elementary, high school, and college levels. ABC Audio’s Life Out Loud with LZ Granderson, its podcast focused on LGBTQ+ issues, will kick off Black History Month with a special episode featuring journalist and author Jemele Hill as its guest. ABC News Radio will include special reports during its hourly newscasts and will also have weekly segments on its newsmagazine Perspective. ABC Audio’s entertainment division will provide weekly written, audio, and video content on all platforms for distribution to radio station affiliates, including This Day in Black History pieces.

In a scene from the animated series Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, four adults and a young girl stand in front of an apartment stoop, and they all move their arms like a wave.

Disney Channel

Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (voiced by Diamond White) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur (voiced by Fred Tatasciore). After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger. The series premieres Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and Wednesday, February 15, on Disney+. The star-studded voice cast also includes Alfre Woodard, Libe Barer, Sasheer Zamata, Jermaine Fowler, Gary Anthony Williams, and Laurence Fishburne.

Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur will also feature the voices of guest stars including Pamela Adlon, Alison Brie, Andy Cohen, Daveed Diggs, Luis Guzmán, Maya Hawke, Jennifer Hudson, June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Cobie Smulders, Wesley Snipes, Michael Cimino, Indya Moore, and Craig Robinson, to name a few.

In a scene from Eureka!, Roxy, an adult woman, and Eureka, a young girl, dance in a kitchen. The woman wears an orange dress with a red headband. The girl wears a teal T-shirt and a pink skirt. A large wooden bowl sits on the kitchen countertop next to them.

Disney Junior

Disney Junior’s NAACP Image Award-nominated series Eureka! returns with new episodes premiering throughout the month of February on Disney Junior. Set in the fantastical prehistoric world of Rocky Falls, Eureka! follows the story of Eureka, a young girl inventor who is way ahead of her time. She designs inventions and contraptions in the hopes of making the world a better place and moving her prehistoric community into a more modern era. The series stars Ruth Righi as Eureka, Renée Elise Goldsberry and Lil Rel Howery as Eureka's parents, Roxy and Rollo, and Javier Muñoz as her teacher, Ohm.

In a scene from the animated series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, Penny, a teenage girl, and Suga Mama, an elderly woman, wear matching gray sweatsuits and stand in a track stadium.


The entire second season of the Disney+ Original series The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder premieres February 1, exclusively on Disney+. Building off the standout success of the series’ debut, Season 2 continues to tell entertaining and laugh-out-loud stories while highlighting culturally specific experiences of the Black community and addressing universal topics. Various storyline topics this season include self-worth, interracial dating, and Juneteenth.

From Disney Branded Television, the series features the voices of Kyla Pratt, Paula Jai Parker, Tommy Davidson, JoMarie Payton, Karen Malina White, Alisa Reyes, Soleil Moon Frye, E.J. Johnson, Cedric the Entertainer, and Keke Palmer.

Season 2 also includes guest appearances by Gabrielle Union, Chance the Rapper, Normani, Leslie Odom Jr., Disney Legend Anthony Anderson, Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Holly Robinson Peete, Maury Povich, Storm Reid, Courtney B. Vance, and Liana Mendoza.

In a scene from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, actor Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda sits at the center in a large throne. She wears a silver dress and a headpiece. She is surrounded by two Dora Milaje warriors wearing red and gold armor and tunics.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever makes its streamer debut February 1 on Disney+. In the highly anticipated sequel, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli.

Discover a full range of titles on Disney+ via the Celebrate Black Stories hub. Titles include black-ish, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, Hamilton, Black Is King, Cheaper by the Dozen, Rise, Sneakerella, Turning the Tables with Robin Roberts, Soul, Strange World, Raven’s Home, and so much more!

The key art for ESPN+ Original series Why Not Us: Southern Dance includes one dancer wearing a blue leotard with gold sequins against a light blue background and gold confetti raining down.


All eight episodes of the ESPN+ Original series Why Not Us: Southern Dance are available to binge on the streaming service. The Why Not Us series highlights the ethos of being a student and student-athlete at an HBCU. The series spotlights the importance of these remarkable schools that have done more with less.

For more than 50 years, the Dancing Dolls from Southern University have set the standard for collegiate dance lines nationwide. Powered by the booming sounds of the school’s marching band, the Human Jukebox, the Dancing Dolls push the envelope with every performance, creating unique choreography stemming from their diverse dance backgrounds. Beyond the field, the Dolls are role models in their communities and represent what it means to be strong Black women, pushing the culture with their talent and artistry.

Explore additional content on ESPN+ via the Black History Always hub. Titles include The Captain, Breakaway, 144, On & Coppin, Big Papi’s Places, You Don’t Know Bo, Ahmad Inside, and so much more!

In a scene from grown-ish, actor Marcus Scribner as Junior sits in a cardinal hammock on green grass and wears a green, button-down shirt.


The hit series grown-ish is set to air new episodes all month long on Wednesdays (February 1, 8, 15, and 22) at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Freeform and the next day on Hulu. grown-ish follows Andre Johnson Jr., aka Junior (Marcus Scribner), as he finishes his first year at Cal U, transitioning from Zoey’s little brother to big man on campus. The series also stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson, Diggy Simmons, and Daniella Perkins.


FX’s Kindred, the television series adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s book of the same name, is centered on Dana (Mallori Johnson) a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has uprooted her life of familial obligation and relocated to Los Angeles, ready to claim a future that, for once, feels all her own. But, before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th-century plantation with which she and her family are surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood, in this genre-breaking exploration of the ties that bind.

Kindred also stars Micah Stock, Ryan Kwanten, Gayle Rankin, Austin Smith, David Alexander Kaplan, Sophina Brown, and Sheria Irving. All episodes are available to stream on Hulu and intended for only mature audiences.

All four seasons of the acclaimed FX series Atlanta are available to binge on Hulu. The series stars Donald Glover, Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz. Atlanta is intended for only mature audiences.

FX will also honor and celebrate Black History Month with relevant films such as Hidden Figures along with films with Black directors including Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Waiting to Exhale, and Widows.

In a scene from The 1619 Project, host and creator Nikole Hannah-Jones sits in a chair and wears a black, long-sleeved shirt. 


The six-part limited docuseries The 1619 Project is an expansion of The 1619 Project created by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times Magazine. The series releases new episodes on Thursdays on Hulu.

Hosted by Hannah-Jones, series seeks to reframe the country’s history by placing the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of our national narrative. The episodes―“Democracy,” “Race,” “Music,” “Capitalism,” “Fear,” and “Justice”―are adapted from essays from The New York Times No. 1 bestselling book The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, and examine how the legacy of slavery shapes different aspects of contemporary American life.

The third and final season of Wu-Tang: An American Saga launches Wednesday, February 15, with three episodes and new episodes dropping weekly. Off the release of their debut album and their continued rise to fame, we follow the Wu-Tang Clan over the course of their five-year plan as they face and overcome different challenges. While each of the members goes on a separate journey to figure out where they fit in the music world, RZA struggles to stay on top of things in order to fulfill the promise he made to his Wu brothers. As money, fame, ego, and business threaten to tear the group apart, they must find a way to come together and cement their legacy.

The series stars Ashton Sanders, Shameik Moore, Siddiq Saunderson, Julian Elijah Martinez, Marcus Callender, Zolee Griggs, T.J. Atoms, Dave East, Johnell Young, Uyoata Udi, and Damani Sease.

Onyx Collective will stream its first narrative feature film, Bruiser, on Friday, February 24, on Hulu. In Bruiser, 14-year-old Darious (Jalyn Hall) explores the boundaries of his manhood through tumultuous interactions with Malcolm (Shamier Anderson), his strict but loving father, and Porter (Trevante Rhodes), a charismatic drifter. When Darious learns Porter’s true identity, he is thrust into a conflict between the two men that may rip his family apart and threaten his safety.

Discover additional Hulu content via the Black Stories hub. Titles include Summer of Soul (...or when the revolution could not be televised), mixed-ish, Pose, Genius: Aretha, The Bold Type, Little Fires Everywhere, Aftershock, and so much more!

In a scene from The Hair Tales, actor and Disney Legend Tracee Ellis Ross sits in a chair next to Michaela angela Davis. Ross wears an orange blouse and smiles.

Onyx Collective

All episodes of Onyx Collective’s first scripted series, Reasonable Doubt, are available to binge on Hulu. In Reasonable Doubt, you’ll judge Jax Stewart for her questionable ethics and wild interpretations of the law... until you’re the one in trouble. Then you’ll see her for what she is: the most brilliant and fearless defense attorney in Los Angeles who bucks the justice system at every chance she gets. The series stars Emayatzy Corinealdi, McKinley Freeman, Tim Jo, Angela Grovey, Thaddeus J. Mixson, Aderinsola Olabode, and Michael Ealy.

Executive produced by Disney Legends Oprah Winfrey and Tracee Ellis Ross, along with Michaela angela Davis, The Hair Tales leads the audience through a revelatory journey connecting the personal tales of phenomenal Black women to broader societal and historic themes. The stories shared in the series offer an honest and layered look into the complex culture of Black hair and, ultimately, Black women’s identity, beauty, cultural and social contributions, and humanity.

Guests featured include the Winfrey, Issa Rae, Chlöe Bailey, Chika, Ayanna Pressley, and Marsai Martin, alongside brilliant scholars, industry and cultural leaders, hair professionals, and influential contributors including Esi Eggleston Bracey, Dr. Noliwe Rooks, Mickalene Thomas, and Meshell Ndegeocello, to name a few.

National Geographic

On Disney+ stream Breaking 2, Critter Fixers: Country Vets, World of Flavor with Big Moe Carson, Pop Goes the Vet with Dr. Joya, and so much more through the streamer’s Celebrate Black Stories hub.