Did Jerrod Carmichael Just Come Out in His HBO Special Home Videos?

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael got very personal in his latest HBO special on Sunday, candidly revealing during a discussion on sexuality that he has had relationships with men. During Home Videos — the first of two specials in which Carmichael will have informal, intimate conversations with his family — Carmichael returned home to North Carolina, where […]

Ratings: Carmichael Show Flat With Series Finale, Big Brother Eyes Highs

Leading out of an America’s Got Talent clip show, The Carmichael Show‘s double-episode series finale on Wednesday night started off with 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.8 rating, up a tenth in the demo week-to-week. The second half-hour, however, slipped to 2.5 mil (its second-smallest audience ever) and a 0.7 rating. TVLine readers gave […]

Carmichael Show Series Finale Recap: Did the NBC Comedy Go Out on Top?

The Carmichael Show was cancelled back in June, forcing Wednesday’s double-header to serve as a makeshift series finale for the critically acclaimed comedy. THE BIG THREE | The hour kicks off with Jerrod and Maxine at a restaurant, celebrating their three-year anniversary. The topic of marriage comes up, and Maxine says that she doesn’t want a big wedding; she’d […]

What’s on TV: ‘The Carmichael Show’ and ‘Orphan Black’ finales

This week we’re saying goodbye to several notable shows. BBC America’s Orphan Black tops the list with its series finale Saturday night, but we’ll also take a look at series enders for The Carmichael Show, Turn and Doubt. There are also season finales for shows including I’m Dying Up Here, World of Dance, Claws and […]

Quotes of the Week: Carmichael Show, Pretty Little Liars, GLOW, Saul and More

Now that summer is officially here, there’s only one logical activity: Stay inside, crank the air conditioning and peruse TVLine’s Quotes of the Week. This time around, we’ve got a patriotic monologue on Fargo, brutal career advice from the Daytime Divas, common ground found on Orphan Black and a well-placed F-bomb courtesy of Twin Peaks‘ […]

Carmichael Show Debates Significance of the N-Word In Buzzed-About Ep

Leave it to The Carmichael Show to outdo the sheer awkwardness of its Bill Cosby discussion. In Wednesday’s episode, Cynthia’s birthday is nearly ruined after Jerrod’s white friend refers to him as “my n–ga.” The half hour begins with a conversation about things black people should and shouldn’t be allowed to say. The back-and-forth is sparked […]

Jerrod Carmichael Says NBC Did a “Disservice to All of Us” in Not Airing a Mass Shooting-Oriented Episode of ‘The Carmichael Show’

Despite being a sitcom, The Carmichael Show isn’t afraid to tackle major and often harrowing political issues. They’ve taken on police brutality, and will soon air an episode in which the N-word is spoken, un-bleeped, six times, with a disclaimer beforehand. NBC, unfortunately and unsurprisingly, is a bit more finicky. Last night, an episode of […]

Ratings: Carmichael Show Returns Steady, F Word Fuels Fox's Nightly Win

NBC’s The Carmichael Show opened Season 3 on Wednesday with 4.3 million total viewers and a 0.9 demo rating, matching its Season 2 average and sharply improving on the final four episodes of that run; TVLine readers gave the episode an average grade of “B+.” A second episode ticked down to 3.5 mil and a […]

Carmichael Show Premiere Tackles Rape, Consent and President Trump

When The Carmichael Show last aired over a year ago, Jerrod and his family were split among presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. In Wednesday’s Season 3 premiere, Trump, now president, is once again at the center of a discussion — this time about rape culture and the importance of consent. RELATEDPeak TV Treasure: […]