The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (2015)

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The fitfully funny Carmichael Show earns points for its attempts at topical humor -- even if they're often trapped in dated sitcom tropes.

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Critic Ratings: 29

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User Ratings: 59

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 26, 2015

Jerrod moves in with his girlfriend, yet he's reluctant to tell his opinionated parents about the new living arrangement, in the series premiere of this sitcom, which charts comic Jerrod Carmichael's relationships with his family and his girlfriend.

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Air date: Aug 26, 2015

A protest breaks out in the community, causing divisions in the family over social activism and complicating Jerrod's birthday celebration.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2015

Jerrod encourages his parents to lead healthier lifestyles, but his efforts backfire and cause a family debate about health, aging and death.

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Air date: Sep 2, 2015

Jerrod mentors a teen, who reveals a secret about his sexuality, leading to a family discussion about gender roles. Meanwhile, Bobby is served with divorce papers.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2015

Maxine finds a gun that belongs to Jerrod, triggering a family debate about gun control and power dynamics in relationships.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2015

The family's reverend is hit by a car, igniting passionate family discourse about religion and spirituality. In addition, Jerrod and Maxine must face deeper aspects of their relationship. The Season 1 finale.

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In Season 1 of "The Carmichael Show," Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) struggles to tell his parents he has moved in with Maxine (Amber Stevens West), his therapist-in-training girlfriend. Meanwhile, Cynthia (Loretta Devine) and Joe (David Alan Grier) refuse to change their ways despite a worrying trip to the hospital; and Maxine confronts Joe when she discovers he gave Jerrod a gun. Elsewhere, Jerrod's birthday is put on hold as Cynthia and Maxine join a Black Lives Matter protest. And when Jerrod volunteers for the Big Brother program, he finds himself unsettled by the words of his ward.

Cast & Crew

Jerrod Carmichael
Jerrod Carmichael
Loretta Devine
Cynthia Carmichael
David Alan Grier
Joe Carmichael
Lil Rel Howery
Bobby Carmichael
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Reverend Carlson
Jerrod Carmichael
Executive Producer
Nicholas Stoller
Executive Producer
Ravi Nandan
Executive Producer
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  • Oct 18, 2017
    I almost gave this an 8, but decided to save a higher rating for the other seasons, if they possibly really do get better. This isn't that funny, and I wish it wasn't a multi camera sitcom, but then sometimes that actually works for it in its favor! I really like the parts where they're all discussing something, usually an interesting topic to hear discussed by that many people in that manner. Everyone gives outstanding performances though! Episodes 2 and 3 are weak, Episode 4 is slightly better, Episode 1 may be my favorite, but I think Episodes 5 and 6 are the best! Especially five 5! I think I'd recommend this show, if people like watching a good show, that's not very funny.
  • May 20, 2016
    I really enjoy the show!! Super funny with talented actors!!
  • Jan 25, 2016
    This is a review of the pilot episode as posted on The Qtv Review (http://wp.me/p6yEUF-M): Laugh track aside... I'm not entirely mad at Carmichael. You've got to give props to anyone who manages to pull off "sex musk" multiple times in one scene. Also, I may or may not have had the "You don't vote? The fuck is wrong you?" conversation with someone who may or may not be my husband. So, at least I can relate to this show. Also, David Alan Grier hanging out, wearing a Barack "Neobama" Obama t-shirt is all anyone will ever need in this life. And seeing him defend George W. Bush while wearing it and simultaneously accidentally ending an argument with premarital relation confessions... is priceless. As is a full-grown man in a blue camo Snuggie attempting make-up sex. Last, but surely not least, I have to show my appreciation for equating voting Republican with "living in sin."
  • Aug 30, 2015
    It was pretty funny. I can see it getting better. First couple shows are always rocky.

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