via press release:
NBC RENEWS HIT SUMMER COMEDY ‘THE CARMICHAEL SHOW’ FOR SECOND SEASON
Series Brings Humor to Topical Issues That Are Discussed and Debated Across the Country
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Sept. xx, 2015 – NBC has renewed its critically acclaimed and hit summer comedy “The Carmichael Show” for a second season.
Starring Jerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West and Lil Rel Howery, “The Carmichael Show” is inspired by Jerrod’s relationship with his say-anything contrarian father, his therapist-in-training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus.
The series hit its stride by focusing on hot-button issues that are part of the current national dialogue, including religion, gun control and race relations.
“We’re extremely proud of THE CARMICHAEL SHOW and Jerrod’s voice and point of view is a breath of fresh air in a comedy series,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “This show made a big impact with viewers and critics because it’s funny and relatable but also because it’s fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today. We appreciate all the hard work that has gone into this new family comedy from the producers, cast, and crew and look forward to bringing it back to the schedule later this season.”
The 9 p.m. ET edition of “The Carmichael Show” was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks in eight years and tied for the #1 summer comedy over that span in adult 18-49 rating, averaging a 1.1 rating, 4 share in 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers overall in “live plus same day” averages from Nielsen Media Research. In total viewers, the 9 p.m. “Carmichael” was the top summer comedy on ABC, CBS, NBC since 2007.
Among those giving strong reviews for “The Carmichael Show” were the Los Angeles Times (“‘The Carmichael Show’ balances pointed topicality with humor”), Newsday (“One smartly crafted comedy”), San Francisco Chronicle (“Everybody loves Jerrod on ‘The Carmichael Show’”) and Hollywood Reporter (“The cast works very well together, cohering as a discordant family unit with great ease”).
Jerrod Carmichael, Nick Stoller, Ravi Nandan and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel serve as executive producers. “The Carmichael Show” is co-produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television.