On Monday¬†The Root will give readers the chance to vote for the greatest black TV shows of all time. For the next three weeks, readers will choose from a roster of shows‚ÄĒfrom comedies to dramas, old and new‚ÄĒthat captured the collective experiences of being black in America.¬†The top 50 shows that readers choose will be announced in early October.

In this video, watch as The Root staff debate which shows should be included on the ballot.