By Njera Perkins
Sad news today that this seemingly popular show won’t be returning for a fourth season. After three seasons on NBC, the network decided to pull the plug on The Carmichael Show after the star and creator of the show, Jerrod Carmichael, exited the series.
NBC and 20th Century Fox TV delivered the statement this afternoon stating that the show’s creator decided it was time to move on to other endevours. In his statement to Deadline, Carmichael stated “For three seasons (okay 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.“
Despite the statement issued, other sources say there’s more to this story. Reportedly, the show didn’t bring in the desired numbers, pulling a weak 0.7 rating this summer since it’s premiere. Carmichael has also been critical of the network’s censorship for certain issues such as their mass shooting episode that was postponed in which he called it “criminal.” Either way, it looks like the end of the show this summer was predicted.
The show was known for tackling hot button issues that most shows wouldn’t. From racism, sexual assault to police violence, Black Lives Matter, and the Bill Cosby scandal, The Carmichael Show stood out by addressing those uncomfortable conversations that should be happening in every home across America.
We don’t know what Carmichael’s next move will be after this, but perhaps he’ll pull a deal with a network and find a new home for his comedy. The show will wrap us it’s third season later this summer.