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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…

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“The Carmichael Show” has returned for Season 3 on NBC and its premiere episode didn’t disappoint from the perspective of highlighting a heavy topic that hits home and sprinkling in some timely one-liners. Maxine’s (Amber Stevens West) friend is sexually assaulted. When she delivers the news to her circle, Jerrod et al, they take a…

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It’s uncanny how much Amber Stevens West favors the Knowles girls. While her gift is not performing on global stages like Beyoncé or deejaying like Solange, it’s a recurring compliment that she acknowledges. West takes the call for this interview as she’s leaving LAX and headed home after a trip to San Francisco. Within 10…

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Chicago-born comedian Lil Rel Howery is currently taking the world by storm. Based on his grind, humble attitude and hunger, this should be expected. Howery has managed to stand tall among an extremely talented and funny pool of young Chicago comics. He currently stars in the NBC sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” starring Loretta Divine, David…

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It looks to be a tale of two fates for freshmen NBC comedies “Mr. Robinson” and “The Carmichael Show,” as the network announced earlier this week that it was canceling “Robinson” and renewing “Carmichael” for a second season. Both series had a test run of six episodes but while “The Carmichael Show” flourished, “Robinson” floundered even after undergoing a number of…

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(Photo credit: Kayana Szymczak for Picture Group) Lil Rel’s introduction to the national comedy scene began with his first appearance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” which led to a slew of major appearances, including Comedy Central’s “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey,” Martin Lawrence’s “1st Amendment” on Starz, and HBO’s “Diddy’s Bad Boys…

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