It’s a wrap for the “Carmichael” crew.
On Friday, comedian Jerrod Carmichael revealed that while he’s loved his time with his television family, it’s time to move on to bigger and better things.
“For three seasons (OK, 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends,” he said in a statement to Deadline. “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 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,” added 20th Century Fox TV presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman said 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.”
Said NBC’s chairman Bob Greenblatt and president Jennifer Salke: “We are enormously proud of ‘The Carmichael Show’ and Jerrod’s talent and vision to do a classic family sitcom that also taps into issues and relevant stories from the real world. We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers — and especially Jerrod — for three critically acclaimed seasons.”
Coincidentally, the news fell on the same day that execs were due to decide whether they’d be renewing the family comedy, multiple outlets reported. Of course, following the 30-year-old’s exit, the network had no choice but to cut the cord.
Fortunately for fans of the series, it is currently in the middle of its third season, meaning there’s plenty of time to get your fix. “The Carmichael Show” airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.