After a great first run, NBC has decided to move forward with The Carmichael Show featuring Jerrod Carmichael, Lil Rel, Tiffany Haddish, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, and Amber Stevens. The series which focuses on family life of the show’s characters received some impressive ratings along with Mr. Robinson but it seems that positive feedback from critics has helped it land a new season. Does that mean we can expect Whoopi Goldberg in an episode or two?
NBC has renewed The Carmichael Show for a second season, while opting against a second season of Mr. Robinson. This is the second consecutive summer the network has launched new comedy series, both times leading to a renewal, following last year’s pickup if Undateable….According to NBC, The 9 PM edition of The Carmichael Show (1.1 rating in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers in Live+Same Day) was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks in eight years and tied for the No. 1 summer comedy over that span in adults 18-49. (Carmichael, created by and starring Jerrod Carmichael, also posted a Week 2 ratings increase, while Mr. Robinson slid after an encouraging debut.) “We’re extremely proud of The Carmichael Show, and Jerrod’s voice and point of view is a breath of fresh air in a comedy series,” said Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “This show made a big impact with viewers and critics because it’s funny and relatable but also because it’s fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today.”