The Emmys snubbed Atlanta in its major categories in 2018, Blackish didn’t receive any nods at the Golden Globes for 2019, and Queen Sugar still isn’t getting the kind of recognition it should. But there was undoubtedly some black excellence on your television screens this year. From LeToya Luckett’s conniving ways on Greenleaf to Shamon Brown Jr.’s wiser-than-his-years words for his teenage friends in The Chi, The Root looks at 10 of the best performances and moments from black television in 2018.

10. Grown-ish pays homage to A Different World.

As Grown-ish gears up for its second season, premiering on Jan. 2, 2019 on Freeform, the network released a perfect ad to promote the show. No, Queen Aretha isn’t belting out the theme song from The Cosby Show spinoff, and no, Zoey (Yara Shahidi) doesn’t go to a historically black college. However, with Chloe x Halle singing Grown-ish’s theme song “Grown” and Zoey and her friends studying, protesting, taking selfies, and sippin’ out of red cups, this homage to A Different World is a sweet tribute to one of the best sitcoms of all time.