|The Carmichael Show is cancelled. NBC pulls the plug on the critically acclaimed sitcom after show's star Jerrod Carimichael quit the show over the network censoring episodes.|
Jerrod Carmichael is a famed comedian who values his "no holds barred" take on the American culture. His show, The Carmichael Show pushed the buttons. It was one of the best shows in American television.
Jerrod confirms that the show is coming to an end. He voiced frustrations with the way NBC and 21st Century Fox handled the show. The long delay to renew for a fourth season and the show being censored were strong factors.
The Carmichael Show starred him, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine. Amber Stevens West, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil' Rel Howery.
There was a controversial episode involving a White guy saying NIGGER. They went there after calls for the network executives wanted it to be censored.
One episode was pulled. It dealt with mass shootings and the cast venting anger at Donald J. Trump.
It aired around the time of the mass shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA). Scalise was a pro-gun, pro-Confederate, pro-segregationist lawmaker who is the Majority Whip of the United States. He was gravely injured after a terrorist opened fire on him and numerous Republicans who were practicing at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia for a charity game at Nationals Park.
NBC said that was too much for primetime.
Jerrod said, "It's over!"
NBC cancels the sitcom after he exited the show over the network's decision to pull two episodes. The show was good. I mean it was really talking about the things you often hear in the Black community.
The show is midway through its third season. Jerrod quit the show because he voiced frustration with the way NBC executives were trying to put aside episodes because they were controversial.
Jerrod said that he thanks the network and people who helped the show achieve its greatness, however, he said that "it's about being real" and NBC ain't on his level.
"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 a statement.
21st Century Fox media said publicly, "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. We thank and salute the cast, crew and producers --- and especially Jerrod -- for three critically-acclaimed seasons."
The series finale will air in mid-August.
For African Americans in television it's hard to succeed. Right now the only shows that run on the BIG FIVE are Black-ish, Empire, Star and The Carmichael Show.
The BIG FIVE are CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and The CW.
Marlon Wayans and Essence Atkins will star in the sitcom Marlon on NBC. It was supposed to follow-up The Carmichael Show.
Really disappointed that network executives ruin great television. In a politically tense world, minorities of all backgrounds are under attack from a systematic group called the alt-right. This White supremacist movement is spreading and it's destroying Whites and all people of color.
They brought heroin into the suburbs and its killing White low and middle income Americans. The police are shooting unarmed people of color. They're getting away with murder. This is state sponsored killings. We're banning people from entering based on their religion. We are trying to deny a human being's right to use the restroom, join the military or have the legal right to marry a person who is the same gender.
We are living in times where I am more nervous for myself and my son.
This country is going to hell.
Mind you that Hawaii Five-0 is going to be fading out soon.
We reported that Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park quit the show after they were denied better pay for their roles on the Friday night police drama.