One of the great surprises of the summer television season was The Carmichael Show, a six-episode sitcom that NBC burned off in three weeks. The series was confident right out the gate, and quickly established its own unique voice. Fortunately, NBC agreed and renewed the program for a second season.
Throughout The Carmichael Show‘s short run, the comedy tackled police brutality, gender identity, religion, guns, and more. It was both refreshing and familiar — the series it was most compared to is Norman Lear’s All in the Family. It was also not exactly the sort of sitcom you’d see on NBC, but it definitely resonated with viewers and critics — Flavorwire is no exception — and certainly deserved more episodes.
About the renewal, Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment said, “This show made a big impact with viewers and critics because it’s funny and relatable but also because it’s fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today.” No further details about the series was announced but presumably the sitcom will get a full season order — or anything more than just six episodes.
Mr. Robinson, NBC’s other, and less inspired, summer sitcom, was canceled.