NBC is saying goodbye to The Carmichael Show. Deadline reports the network has cancelled the TV show after three seasons.
Loosely inspired by the life of star and co-creator Jerrod Carmichael, the comedy follows a North Carolina family that consists of Jerrod (Carmichael), his old-school dad, Joe (David Alan Grier), devout mom, Cynthia (Loretta Devine), progressive girlfriend, Maxine (Amber Stevens West), and brother Bobby (Lil Rel Howery).
NBC confirmed the cancellation of The Carmichael Show after Jerrod Carmichael announced he was leaving the sitcom to pursue other projects:
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.“
Ratings for The Carmichael Show have declined over the past couple seasons. So far, season three is averaging a rating of .78 in the 18-49 demo and 3.681 million viewers, making it one of NBC’s lower-rated series for the 2016-2017 season.
However, despite low ratings, The Carmichael Show earned significant critical praise for its examination of current social and political issues. Nevertheless, is looks like NBC is moving on. The network released a statement regarding the cancellation, thanking the cast and crew of the TV series:
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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Carmichael Show? Are you sad it’s ending?