Things are going well for The Carmichael Show, as Jerrod Carmichael’s sitcom was recently picked up for a third season. But according to Carmichael himself, it hasn’t all been smooth sailing.
Finally, a decision has been made: The Carmichael Show will get to tackle tough topics and laugh it up for at least one more season.
In a renewal that came down to the wire, NBC has ordered a third season of Jerrod Carmichael’s multi-camera family comedy. Season 3 will number 13 total episodes.
Mr. Trump, The Carmichael Show is ready to analyze you from all angles — and for all kinds of laughs.
It’s time to meet Maxine’s dad, but he’s a familiar face.
Adam Arkin will guest-star on The Carmichael Show as Grant North, who is a formal, exacting, self-made man, and Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) makes it his mission to impress his girlfriend’s father, EW has learned. Grant drops into town to attend the graduation of Maxine (Amber Stevens West) and winds up in a painfully honest conversation with her, prompting Jerrod to go head-to-head with him to fix the relationship.
The Carmichael Show, the frank and funny quasi-autobiographical sitcom starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael, can be all talk and no action. It loves the sound of its voices — feisty, witty, opinionated voices, hashing out the issues of our day in long scenes of well-acted, well-written conversation. It can sometimes be as kinetically challenged as a presidential debate, but the vision and emotional resonance is considerable. So are the influences.
The Carmichael Show has never been shy about delving into a charged or topical issue. (Check out last summer’s episodes involving gun control or the Black Lives Matter movement, for example.) But this Sunday’s episode of the NBC multi-camera comedy will likely turn a few extra heads: It explores the ripple effects of the scandal involving Bill Cosby, who has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 50 women. (Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.)
The “very special episode” got a very special update late last month, as black-ish impressed with a resonant installment in which Anthony Anderson’s Dre and Tracee Ellis Ross’ Bow sat their kids down for a frank talk about police brutality and race relations.
NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show has proven it’s not afraid to tackle complex, topical subjects. In its six-episode run last summer, the critically praised multi-camera comedy – loosely based on the life of 28-year-old comedian Jerrod Carmichael – riffed on everything ranging from the Black Lives Matter movement to gun control to transgender acceptance.
But for the show’s second season set to launch this spring, Carmichael is pushing one of the hottest buttons in Hollywood: He has written an episode about Bill Cosby.
Some good and bad news for a pair of NBC comedies. First, the good: The Carmichael Show has been picked up for a second season, the network announced Monday.
Jerrod Carmichael is a very funny comedian. You might recognize him from the Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors, or a number of smaller alt-comedy projects, or even the stand-up stage. But John Mulaney is also a very funny comedian… and his show wasn’t very funny.
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