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The Carmichael Show: Season 1 (2015)




Critic Consensus: 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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Comic Jerrod Carmichael's relationships with his family and his girlfriend are charted in this sitcom. The opinionated North Carolina family members include Carmichael's old-school father and religious mother, and they navigate various hot-button topics, including police protests, guns and religion.


Loretta Devine
as Cynthia Carmichael
David Alan Grier
as Joe Carmichael
LilRel Howery
as Bobby Carmichael
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One hesitates to criticize the in-your-face comedy of the new sitcom The Carmichael Show when NBC has graciously scheduled it so that the smallest possible audience will watch it. Still, the show is mediocre.

August 26, 2015 | Full Review…

This is one crazy-paced show, and one smartly crafted comedy.

August 26, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It all makes for a pleasant surprise.

August 26, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Carmichael manages to take hackneyed situations and turn them into something unexpected and fresh.

August 25, 2015 | Full Review…

For all there is to like about Carmichael, that added bit of substance, at least out of the box, feels elusive.

August 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Carmichael is fearless in his material (the writing on the show is shared with co-creator Nicholas Stoller and others) and loves to cast a skeptical eye on conventional wisdom.

August 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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