Execs Explain Why “The Carmichael Show” Was Canceled
Fans were shocked to learn last month that “The Carmichael Show” had been canceled after three seasons. This week, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke’ explained why the plug had been pulled on the NBC comedy explaining,
It was hard to find a stable audience.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt added that Carmichael had gotten more seasons than lots of their other series that had been canceled earlier on.
Superstore is getting a third season, and we cancelled six or seven of these (comedy) shows in their earlier life.
We loved the show and the cast and Jerrod from the start. It’s been a labor of love. Everyone was hoping the show would perform and grow. We saw a great stable audience slowly building with critical attention, but it remained in a challenging situation. We looked at the show with Jerrod, (and asked) what’s the long term plan? Is there a chance for real big success? Maybe it’s best to let the show end.
Are you sad to see the show go?