Jerrod Carmichael announced that he isn’t coming back for a fourth season of The Carmichael Show in a press statement yesterday, and NBC released a statement announcing the cancellation of the series. In his statement, Carmichael said he is excited to move on to other projects.
“For three seasons (okay 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends,” he said. “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.”
Season three is currently airing, but once this 13 episode season ends in August, the series will as well.
The show had good ratings, and critical acclaim for its willingness to take on difficult current issues head on, but news outlets had reported that negotiations for a fourth season were rocky. According to THR, NBC is focusing more on shows produced in-house, which may have something to do with the difficult negotiations for the series which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV.
Despite any contention, everyone involved in the show released statements about how proud they were of the series- Carmichael, the Presidents of 20th Century Fox TV, and NBC’s Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt all referenced how proud they were of the way show tackled cultural, social and political issues.
The show was a breakout series for Carmichael as well as rising stars Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery, and comedic icons Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier.