With the success of shows like Empire, Blackish, and How to get away with Murder, networks are pushing for more diversity in the 2015 pilot season. Networks like ABC and Fox, have had success this pilot season adding diverse shows to its line up, and now NBC is hoping to duplicate the same success with The Carmichael Show.
From the comedy of Jerrod Carmichael and Nick Stoller (“Neighbors”) comes an irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod’s relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in-training girlfriend, his ever-hustling brother and his mother who is always, always, always right with Jesus.
Taking the next step and moving in together, Jerrod and his girlfriend, Maxine (Amber West), are your average young couple trying to make it in the city. They’re smart, motivated and looking to build a fulfilling life together. The only thing standing in their way is family. Between Jerrod‘s larger-than-life brother, Bobby (Lil Rel Howery), and his smothering and passionate parents (David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine), Jerrod and Maxine are put to the test navigating the boundaries of romance, family and sanity.
Jerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine and Amber Stevens star on the irreverent sitcom inspired by Jerrod‘s family and friends. Coming this summer to NBC.
The Carmichael Show, premieres Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 9:30 p.m.
-Victoria B. (@unabashedlytori)