Lil Rel Says ‘The Carmichael Show’ ‘Was The Best Comedy On Television’
Comedian and actor, Lil Rel Howery is giving big props to NBC’s former series The Carmichael Show. In fact, he dubbed it as the “best comedy” on the small screen saying,
“Say what you want but at one time this was the best comedy on television…What a cast!!!!”
The series premiered on Aug. 26, 2015, and had a three-season run until it was canceled in 2017. It starred Lil Rel (“Get Out,” “Rel“), David Alan Grier (“Queen Sugar,” “In Living Color“), Loretta Devine (“Crash,” “Black-ish“), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “The Last O.G.”), Amber Stevens West (“Happy Together“), and the creator of the show, Jerrod Carmichael, whom the show was based on.
The Carmichael Show followed the life of comedian Jerrod Carmichael as he navigated his way through life with his girlfriend, a therapist in training, in addition to his overly opinionated family.
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Though fans of the show agreed with Lil Rel as to the quality of the show, in 2017, the series execs explained why it had been canceled. Then-NBC Entertainment President Lisa Salke, who has since been replaced by co-presidents, Lisa Katz and Tracy Pakosta, made a statement about the cancellation saying,
It was hard to find a stable audience.
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.
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