The Carmichael Show will not be returning for a fourth season. Deadline confirmed the news earlier today, after creator and star Jerrod Carmichael prematurely revealed he was exiting the show as cast options were set to expire at the end of today.
Carmichael released a statement, saying:
“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.“
The show, which starred Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier, Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, and Lil Rel Howery, did an amazing job tackling touchy and relevant topics of today and somehow adding a comedic effect to them. It was critically acclaimed, and it’s a shame to see it leave NBC’s roster.
“The Carmichael Show was such a wonderful show that we choose to focus today not on its loss but on the three incredible seasons we had the pleasure to produce,” said 20th Century Fox TV Presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman today in a statement. “We are thankful to the brilliant Jerrod Carmichael and his talented cast, and to showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzell, our fantastic writers and devoted production team. It’s a rarity that a comedy series tackles the social and political issues of the day in such a clever and hilariously funny way. This show was special, and we will miss it.”