The current run for “The Carmichael Show” will be its last.
The NBC sitcom that stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael won’t return after airing the final episode of its third season on Aug. 9.
“‘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 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.”
The studio continued, “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.”
The news is announced on the same day that the cast members’ contracts were set to expire.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt and president Jennifer Salke applauded the show’s team for its success.
“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,” the pair said in a statement. “We thank and salute the cast, crew, and producers — and especially Jerrod — for three critically-acclaimed seasons.”
The comedy launched in August 2015 and starred Carmichael in a fictionalized look at his family. Set in North Carolina, the show also starred Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier.
“The Carmichael Show” often earned praise for tackling difficult issues, including use of the N-word and the ethics behind continuing to enjoy Bill Cosby’s comedy career.
This week’s episode, which centered on a mass shooting, was initially supposed to air two weeks ago, but NBC delayed it when four people, including Rep. Steve Scalise, were shot in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14.
During a recent appearance on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show, Carmichael called it “criminal” that the episode was pulled, saying that holding the episode “does a disservice to the viewer.”