NBC and creator/star Jerrod Carmichael just confirmed "The Carmichael Show" won't be returning for a fourth season. Season 3 is currently still airing, having premiered on May 31, and just last week the dramedy showed the mass shooting episode it had held for two weeks.
The network revealed the cancellation news not long after Carmichael announced that he was exiting the series, and cast options were scheduled to expire at the end of today (June 30).
Jerrod Carmichael released a statement via Deadline:
"For three seasons (okay 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends. It's something I've wanted to do since I was 13. Now, I'm excited to go make other things that I love. Thank you to every person who worked on or watched The Carmichael Show."
"The Carmichael Show" started with six episodes in Season 1, which aired in 2015, then returned with 13 episodes in Season 2, and 13 more ordered for Season 3.
20th Century Fox TV presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman also released a statement:
"The Carmichael Show was such a wonderful show that we choose to focus today not on its loss but on the three incredible seasons we had the pleasure to produce. We are thankful to the brilliant Jerrod Carmichael and his talented cast, and to showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzell, our fantastic writers and devoted production team. It's a rarity that a comedy series tackles the social and political issues of the day in such a clever and hilariously funny way. This show was special, and we will miss it."
The timely, hot-button comedy has been averaging over 3 million viewers a week, with the most recent June 28 Episode 6 earning 3.49 million viewers and a 0.7/3 rating/share in the adults 18-49 demographic.
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