It’s quite possible The Carmichael Show on NBC will be cancelled, despite its popularity and critical acclaim. Per Deadline‘s Nellie Andreeva, The Carmichael Show TV series, which debuted last summer and is currently in its second season, is not far from the chopping block.
The Carmichael Show hails from 20th Century Fox TV with Universal TV, so it’s not a completely inside job for NBC-Uni. Per Deadline, …”the size of the order may be among the sticking points. (The Carmichael Show‘s first season consisted of 6 episodes, the second of 13.)”
Here is more, from Deadline:
Based [off] ratings alone, one could make a case for cancelation. But there have been a number of broadcast series that have been kept on the air despite low ratings because of the prestige they bring to their networks — CBS’ The Good Wife ran for 7 seasons, and ABC’s American Crime was just renewed for a third season.
Without The Carmichael Show, NBC would be bringing only one existing comedy series back, newbie Superstore. And the experiment of bringing edge and topicality to the stodgy [multi-cam] format will be over. The Carmichael Show has been lauded for its takes on sensitive and controversial topics. Its fans include comedy great Norman Lear, to whose classic, All In the Family, The Carmichael Show often gets compared[…]
There is still little time, and an 11th-hour renewal agreement could conceivably be reached (or the pickup decision pushed until after the upfronts). It was only seven months ago that NBC brass said at the renewal that they were “extremely proud” of the show, calling it “funny”, “relatable” and “fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Carmichael Show on NBC? Do you think it should be cancelled, or renewed for a third season?