This week we saw two mass shootings take place across the country. The Carmichael Show has become a place where societies most discussed issues are put to the forefront but recently the series decided to hold off on the issue of mass shootings. Originally the series was suppose to air a new episode on mass shootings coincedently but with the recent mass shootings actual taking place on Wednesday; they decided not to air the episode.
An episode of The Carmichael Show that dealt with a mass shooting was supposed to air Wednesday night, but NBC opted to swap in a different episode after shootings in Virginia and California left several people dead and hospitalized. A Republican Congressional baseball team practice in Virginia was interrupted by gunfire, leaving four — including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was in critical condition Wednesday evening — and the suspect dead. Meanwhile, a UPS employee in San Francisco killed three people, then himself, at a delivery facility; two more were injured. The critically admired Carmichael Show routinely examines and debates topics like gun control, transgender acceptance, sexual assault, and the right to die. The episode in question, titled “Shoot Up-able,” chronicles the emotional fallout of a deadly mall shooting, which Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) witnessed.