‘The Carmichael Show‘ will return for season 3! The comedy will return with 13 new episodes after extended discussions between NBC and 20th Century Fox Television, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Sources tell the outlet that 20th initially sought a full 22-episode season-three order and held steadfast for 13 while NBC initially balked at both numbers. Network brass eventually agreed following Sunday’s press call, during which multiple industry watchers questioned NBC execs why the future of the show would even be a question.
The series was created by Nicholas Stoller, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher, and Willie Hunter. It premiered in 2015, on NBC. It starrs Carmichael and follows a fictional version of his family, set in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In addition to Jerrod Carmichael, the cast includes Amber Stevens West as Maxine, Jerrod’s girlfriend; Lil Rel Howery as Robert “Bobby” Carmichael, Jerrod’s brother; Tiffany Haddish as Nekeisha Williams-Carmichael, Bobby’s wife (from whom he’s separated); Loretta Devine as Cynthia Carmichael, Joe’s wife and the mother of Jerrod and Bobby and David Alan Grier as Joe Carmichael, Cynthia’s husband and Jerrod and Bobby’s father.
Season 3 of The Carmichael Show is happening, and it’s thanks to all of you.
— Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) May 15, 2016
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