Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Carmichael Show Makes The Cut!

NBC gives critically acclaimed sitcom a third season. The Carmichael Show is a very good comedy. 

The NBC comedy featuring Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier will be on for a third season. After three weeks of patience and a lot of talk behind the scenes, NBC announces that the comedy is a go for season three. They preordered a 13-episode season.

The issue was how NBC was going to order 10 episodes instead of 20th Century Fox TV's request for a full 13 episode season.

The Carmichael Show is extremely good. But it's not a ratings draw according to NBC. The critically acclaimed sitcom was on the bubble. Tonight I am happy to announce that The Carmichael Show will return in the fall.

Inspired by the life and comedy of stand-up comic Carmichael, The Carmichael Show follows Jerrod and his opinionated Southern family as they reluctantly deal with modern-day America knocking at their front door. Nothing is off limits, including religion, sex, politics, mental health and gender identity. David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West, Rel Howery and Tiffany Haddish co-star. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel is the showrunner.

But the price was heavy for every other show that was featured on the struggling network.

Eva Longoria's sitcom Telenovela, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, Crowded, Game of Silence, Heartbeat, Heroes Reborn, The Mysteries of Laura, The Player, Truth Be Told, Undateable and You, Me and the Apocalypse were canceled.

America Ferrera's sitcom Superstore survives for a season two.

CBS also announced the CW will pickup Supergirl for Season 2. The show was costly to CBS and the move to the CW will give the show more flexibility. Supergirl will join Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. The CW kept most of their shows and I am very happy about the network keeping Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, iZombie and Jane The Virgin. These shows were critically acclaimed and were on the bubble.

Even though the critics praised the musical dramedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, the ratings weren't good.

Rachel Bloom, the series star and producer won a Golden Globe for her role on the show and the CW gave her an opportunity to keep the show viable for a second season.

ABC canceled The Muppets. The reboot of the lovable characters didn't muster enough support.

Nashville was a shocking announcement. The musical drama was prepped for a season five but ABC decided that it's curtains. Fans are hoping that Netflix or Hulu will work out a deal.

The Mindy Project survived a breathe of life. When Fox canceled the show, fan outcry drove a petition to get it on Hulu. So far, it's on Hulu and will likely be in syndication soon.

I will give my honest take on the U.S. 2016-17 TV season in August.

I will be watching The Carmichael Show. Will you?

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