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Ever since it debuted back in 2015, The Carmichael Show has been a smart comedy starring a hilarious cast and airing episodes that did not hold back from pushing boundaries. NBC has had a pretty good thing going with the two and a half seasons that have aired so far, with the advantage that there's really nothing else like The Carmichael Show on television. Sadly for fans, NBC won't be moving forward with another season. The Carmichael Show will be done for good after the end of Season 3, which is currently airing.
We got our first hints that there might not be a future for The Carmichael Show when star and executive producer Jerrod Carmichael released a statement that revealed he would be moving on from the series. At the time, it seemed like he was simply leaving the show, and the rest of the cast would be left to try and salvage the stories without him at the center. Now, we know differently. Shortly after Carmichael made his announcement, NBC announced that The Carmichael Show would officially come to a permanent end after Season 3.
Neither NBC nor Jerrod Carmichael have released details about why the show has gotten the axe, but the odds are good that it has everything to do with contracts. Deadline reports that cast options were set to expire in a matter of hours, and negotiations between NBC and 20th Century Fox were going slowly, with neither side apparently willing to compromise enough to close a deal. Rumor has it that 20th Century Fox has already tried to gauge interest from other outlets for possibly bringing The Carmichael Show back on another network. If that's the case, it seems that the studio was out of luck, as Jerrod Carmichael has made the big announcement.
Of course, fans still have some Carmichael Show left before it comes to an end for good. Season 3 was originally produced and intended to air in midseason, but it was pushed back to a late May premiere. The delay means that only six episodes of the 13-episode Season 3 have aired so far, so there's still plenty of laughs left. We can only hope that the finale doesn't end on some kind of cliffhanger that will never be resolved. Cliffhangers are all well and good for shows that are guaranteed to come back and provide closure; it would be a bummer if we didn't get a solid ending to the series.
We'll have to wait and see. You can catch the rest of The Carmichael Show Season 3 on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. Our 2017 Netflix premiere guide and summer TV premiere schedule can give you a look at all your other options for small screen action in the coming weeks. Swing by our rundowns of network and cable/streaming renewals and cancellations to discover what other projects got the axe in the 2016-2017 TV season.