NBC Cancels ‘The Carmichael Show’ After Jerrod Carmichael Quits
Jerrod Carmichael got sick and tired of NBC dragging their feet on renewing “The Carmichael Show” for another season, so he quit the show.
Subsequently, NBC officially announced season 3 of the beloved comedy will be it’s last.
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
“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,” he said.
Just like last May, we heard renewal negotiation between NBC and 20th TV had been difficult, with the two sides far apart and talks going slowly. With no clear indications from the network one way or the other, I hear 20th TV quietly sent out feelers to other networks to gauge potential interest in case NBC opted to cancel the show.
“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 20th Century Fox TV presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman today in a statement. “We are thankful to the brilliant Jerrod Carmichael and his talented cast, and to showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzell, 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.”
Jerrod and NBC have had a history of bumping heads when it comes to “The Carmichael Show,” and it’s become evident that he’s tired of the tomfoolery.
Dang it, man! I love this show!