From Jerrod Carmichael, the sitcom revolves around his relationships with his contrarian father, therapist-in training girlfriend, ever-hustling brother, and loud and proud Christian mother. The cast includes Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, David Alan Grier, Lil Rel Howery, and Loretta Devine.
NBC has already renewed The Carmichael Show for a third season, which is expected to premiere sometime this year. During this month’s Television Critics Association press tour, Carmichael said he thinks the new episodes will be timely whenever they air:
We ideally like to be as tight and close to air, because it shifts and [our episodes are] very much a breathing thing. But we try to find truths that aren’t [solely timely] because…even if we were airing the week after we wrote it, we would still want it to last longer. So we try to find these truths that will sustain longer than anything. So I don’t think it really will affect anything as far as the writing or the thought process behind it.”
Later, executive producer Danielle Sanchez-Witzel detailed some of the issues season three will be tackling:
We are dealing with body image and kind of how we judge each other and what is right and wrong with regards to that—how we perceive women in this country from a body image issue. We are talking about rules within the black community, which I think ends up feeling very universal because we all feel, whatever your community is, that there are certain expectations put on you; and if you don’t live up to them, then you don’t fit in here…and kind of the importance of being an individual within the community.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Carmichael Show? Are you excited for season three?