Why was The Carmichael Show cancelled? Recently, NBC boss Jennifer Salke explained why the network axed the TV show after three seasons, Deadline reports.
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).
Despite significant critical praise, NBC decided to end The Carmichael Show in June. At this summer’s TCA press conference, Salke discussed the network’s decision:
We loved the show and the cast and Jerrod from the start. It’s been a labor of love. Everyone was hoping the show would perform and grow. We saw a great stable audience slowly building with critical attention, but it remained in a challenging situation. We looked at the show with Jerrod, (and asked) what’s the long term plan? Is there a chance for real big success? Maybe it’s best to let the show end.”
What do you think? Did you watch The Carmichael Show? Do you think NBC was right to cancel the comedy?
This was a very funny show. I guess we will never know why it was canceled.
I’ll never understand the corporate mentality. How can NBC say ” they saw a great growing audience with critical attention” and then decide the show didn’t have a chance for long term success is ludicrous. I thought the message of each episode was clear and topical. The humorous dialog was great. I think NBC might be wise to give it at least one more season to see if that growing audience with critical attention will blossom.
I think the show mirrored much of today’s society. But with many, that’s not good enough. It seems that we have to misrepresent ourselves and our culture to maintain a family t.v. slot.
I enjoyed watching and laughing with my family as we watched us. I hope NBC would reconsider and renew this show for another season. Thanks