It's a sad day for the Carmichael family.
On Friday, midway through the show's third season, The Carmichael Show was axed at NBC.
From comedian Jerrod Carmichael, the multi-camera sitcom gained critical acclaim for it's unique way of handling difficult social issues.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the announcement was made on the same day that the cast's contract options were set to expire.
“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," 20th Century Television released 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.”
“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," NBC Entertainment heads Bob Greenblatt and Jennifer Salke said. "We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers -- and especially Jerrod -- for three critically-acclaimed seasons.”
The finale of the series will air in August.