Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NBC Orders 6 Episodes of Untitled Comedy Created by and Starring Jerrod Carmichael

This evening NBC has handed out a six-episode series order to an untitled multi-cam comedy created by and starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael.

From Universal Television, Carmichael stars in the irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod's relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father (David Alan Grier); his therapist-in-training girlfriend (Amber West); his ever-hustling brother (Lil Rel); and his mother (Loretta Devine) who is always right with Jesus.

The pilot was written by Carmichael and Nick Stoler and directed by Scott Ellis. Carmichael, Stoler and Ravi Nandan serve as executive producers.

"We're excited to be going forward to series with Jerrod. We can't wait to see how he and his outstanding cast deliver the funny," said Jennifer Salke, NBC Entertainment President.

The comedy was the first project ordered to pilot for the 2015-16 development cycle back in November 2014. It was cast and shot under the title Go Jerrod Go but is now untitled once again.

Carmichael's comedy joins the Eva Longoria-starring comedy Telenovela as the only comedies confirmed for NBC's 2015-16 lineup. Parks and Recreation just wrapped its seven season run while decisions have not yet been made on low-rated comedies About a Boy and Marry Me as well as the yet to debut One Big Happy and Mr. Robinson. The second season of Undateable is also set to premiere next week.