After three seasons on NBC, The Carmichael Show is coming to an end.
The news was first confirmed Jerrod Carmichael today in a statement to Deadline, who said he was exiting the show.
“For three seasons (okay 2.5), I got to make a show that I love with my friends. 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,” he said.
After Carmichael’s statement, news from the network and studio were both released, saying the show was coming to an end. Options were set to expire for the cast.
The show, which pushed the edge with it’s biting social commentary — from Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, to Donald Trump, to the n-word — was critically acclaimed in each of its seasons. However, it never attained a strong viewership.
“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. 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 20th Century Fox TV presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman in a statement.
The show is s inspired by Jerrod Carmichael’s relationships with his say-anything contrarian father, therapist-in training girlfriend, ever-hustling brother and mother, who is always, always, always right with Jesus. Amber Stevens West, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, David Alan Grier, and Loretta Devine co-star.
The series finale will air in August.