Friday, June 30, 2017

NBC Cancels 'The Carmichael Show' After 3 Seasons

NBC has cancelled its original comedy series The Carmichael Show after three seasons, it was announced today. The show will end after 32 episodes in August 2017.

"The Carmichael Show was such a wonderful show that we choose to focus today not on its loss but on the three incredible seasons we had the pleasure to produce," said Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman, Presidents, 20th Century Fox Television. "We are thankful to the brilliant Jerrod Carmichael and his talented cast, and to showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, our fantastic writers and devoted production team. It's a rarity that a comedy series tackles the social and political issues of the day in such a clever and hilariously funny way. This show was special, and we will miss it."

"We are enormously proud of The Carmichael Show and Jerrod's talent and vision to do a classic family sitcom that also taps into issues and relevant stories from the real world," said Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Slake, Heads of NBC Entertainment. "We thank and salute the cast, crew and producers - and especially Jerrod - for three critically acclaimed seasons."

Carmichael added, "For three seasons (OK 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends. It's something I've wanted to do since I was 13. Now, I'm excited to go make other things that I love. Thank you to every person who worked on or watched The Carmichael Show."

In addition to Carmichael, the comedy starred Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier.

Carmichael co-created the series with Nicholas Stoller, Ari Katcher and Willie Hunter. Executive producers included Carmichael, Stoller, Ravi Nandan and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. 20th Century Fox Television, Universal Television, Stoller Global Solutions and Lunch Bag Snail Productions produced.