After three seasons on NBC, “The Carmichael Show” has been officially canceled.
“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 Salke, the Chairman and President of NBC Entertainment, in a statement to Deadline.
“We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers — and especially Jerrod — for three critically-acclaimed seasons.”
“‘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. “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.”
The cancelation comes soon after Jerrod Carmichael, the show’s creator and star, released a statement through his publicist saying, “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’.”
“The Carmichael Show” had been in renewal limbo, with its cast contracts about to expire at the end of the day Friday.
Jerrod Carmichael used the family sitcom to tackle issues of political and social relevance, including racism, police violence, and the use of the n-word. An episode in June, about gun violence, was bumped from the network’s schedule after a man shot at Republican lawmakers at a baseball practice in Virginia.
“The Carmichael Show” is currently airing its third season, with its series finale set to air in August.