Sunday, August 23, 2015

The Carmichael Show!

The Carmichael Show will debut on NBC this week. It will feature Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine and David Allan Grier.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael premieres his sitcom on NBC based off his family. The show is set to go in August for a few episodes. It's the beginning of Fall TV.

NBC is struggling for hits.

The Carmichael Show which will feature Loretta Divine and David Allan Grier will kick off the Fall season of NBC programs. It's a network that is in need of a second life.

It will be on Wednesday night. This is a trial balloon for Summer burn off for NBC. If it succeeds the trial balloon, it will continue through a determined date.

The Carmichael Show is one of the many Black sitcoms to make a presence.

black-ish is the only sitcom on the majors that features a majority Black cast.

Empire is the only drama that features a majority Black cast.

black-ish is a smash comedy featuring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne. ABC put that in the follow up to Modern Family. It was go for second season.

Fox premiered Empire in January. That show broke records. Over 17 million watched the pilot episode. The drama features Terrance Howard and Taraji P. Henson and it's a go for September.

ABC green lights Uncle Buck. It's the Black version of the 1980s classic with John Candy.

This one features Mike Epps and Nia Long. This comes in Spring 2015. It is on the bubble already.
Jerrod Carmichael and Amber Stevens West.
Also Ken Jeong's sitcom Dr. Ken will be the follow to Last Man Standing on Fridays. Jeong is entertainer and physician who executive produced the sitcom. He will do a fictionalize version of his rise to fame.

The sitcom fills the spot Cristela held. ABC cut the series out of Fall 2015. Cristela Alonzo is the first Latina to executive produce, write and star in a sitcom.

Also other sitcoms include Fresh Off The Boat. The sitcom is a go for second season. Eddie Huang, famed hip-hop chef and best selling author is executive producer of the show. The show is a semi-biographical story of Eddie's youth growing up in Orlando listening to hip-hop and mastering the art of culinary.

ABC is also bringing back The Muppets. After the failed Muppets Tonight, the ABC/Disney Execs are hoping that Kermit and Miss Piggy's return will help Tuesday nights.

When The Muppets end its season then ABC premieres The Real O'Neals. It's executive produced by LGBT activist Dan Savage and it will feature Martha Plimpton and Jay R. Ferguson.

The CW will continue the sleeper hit Jane The Virgin. The show featuring Gina Rodriguez is a go.

The comedy-drama on The CW got a little more steam after Gina picked up a Golden Globe for being the best actress in a television show. Jane The Virgin is a show that has a majority Hispanic/Latina cast.

NBC also premieres Hot & Bothered. It will feature Eva Longoria and Jencarlos Canela. The show is a fictionalized version of a telenovela. The star is trying to learn Spanish despite being a lead star. It will feature a majority Hispanic/Latina cast.

Are you going to watch these shows?

Send your feedback to me and S. Baldwin.

In the meantime, I will catch The Carmichael Show on Wednesday nights.

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