Just a week before the Fall 2015 TV season officially kicks off, NBC has awarded a second-season to summer sitcom rookie The Carmichael Show.
The show stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael, who also created it alongside Nick Stoller. They executive produce with Ravi Nandan. Mike Royce, Mike Scully also wrote initial episodes. Co-stars include David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish.
It's official. Season 2 of The Carmichael Show.
— Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) September 14, 2015
The episodes averaged 4.7 million total same-day viewers weekly, airing back-to-back episodes on Wednesday nights between America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing.
NBC canceled this summer’s other rookie sitcom effort, Mr. Robinson starring Craig Robinson.
“We’re extremely proud of The Carmichael Show and Jerrod’s voice and point of view is a breath of fresh air in a comedy series,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said. “This show made a big impact with viewers and critics because it’s funny and relatable but also because it’s fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today. We appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this new family comedy from the producers, cast, and crew and look forward to bringing it back to the schedule later this season.”
No word on when that might be, although David Alan Grier is plenty busy already prepping for his role in NBC’s upcoming live production of The Wiz.
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