Is there a future for Downward Dog and The Carmichael Show? Deadline reports the cast contracts for both the ABC and NBC TV series expire soon.
A new ABC sitcom, Downward Dog premiered in May. The comedy centers on Nan (Allison Tolman) and is narrated by her philosophically inclined and rather forlorn dog, Martin (voiced by Sam Hodges). The cast also includes Lucas Neff, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Barry Rothbart, Siovhan Christensen, Ayden Mayeri, and Andrew Gorell.
The Carmichael Show is currently in its third season on NBC. The sitcom loosely inspired by star and co-creator Jerrod Carmichael’s family life and also features Amber Stevens West, David Alan Grier, Lil Rel Howery, and Loretta Devine.
According to Deadline, the cast’s contracts for both series expire on June 30th and so far neither have been renewed for another season. Does this mean both are cancelled? It’s unclear. Ratings for Downward Dog have been okay. So far, season one is averaging a .80 rating in the 18-49 demo and 4.016 million viewers.
Meanwhile, ratings for The Carmichael Show have been steady for the past few seasons. Currently, season three is averaging a .80 rating in the 18-49 demo and 3.668 million viewers. However, even with stable ratings, it’s unclear if NBC will renew The Carmichael Show for a fourth season or if ABC will give Downward Dog a second chance. Either way, the networks and the studios only have a few days to decide.
What do you think? Do you watch Downward Dog and/or The Carmichael Show? Do you hope the shows are renewed?