Newswire: NBC cancels The Carmichael Show
NBC has canceled The Carmichael Show. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the network announced the decision earlier this afternoon, shortly after star, co-creator, and namesake Jerrod Carmichael released a statement saying that he was leaving the series. Today was also the day that the options for the show’s cast—which also includes David Alan Grier, Amber Stevens West, and Loretta Devine—were set to expire.
NBC praised the series in its statement, with NBC Entertainment’s Bob Greenblatt writing, “We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers—and especially Jerrod—for three critically-acclaimed seasons.” Carmichael was equally laudatory, writing warmly about his time on the series, but noting that it’s time “to go make other things that I love.”
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 …