×

NBC Cancels ‘Mr. Robinson,’ Renews ‘Carmichael Show’

NBC has cancelled Craig Robinson’s “Mr. Robinson” and renewed fellow freshman comedy “The Carmichael Show” for a second season.

Both shows debuted this summer with six episodes.

Mr. Robinson” was developed in 2013 by Universal Television and underwent recastings and a move from single- to multi-camera. Showrunners Mark and Robb Cullen took over the series from “The Office’s” Owen Ellickson and Greg Daniels. It joins NBC’s fellow cancelled summer comedy “Welcome to Sweden.”

“Carmichael,” a Universal and 20th Century Fox Television co-production, is based on comedian Jerrod Carmichael’s real-life relationships. Unlike “Mr. Robinson,” the series has enjoyed critical support and strong ratings. “Carmichael’s” premiere was the most-watched summer comedy on broadcast in eight years, drawing 4.8 million total viewers, and tied for the No. 1 summer comedy over that span among viewers in the 18-49 demographic.

Carmichael, Nick Stoller, A24’s Ravi Nandan and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel exec produce the multi-camera series, which also stars David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Amber Stevens West and Lil Rel Howery.

“We’re extremely proud of ‘The Carmichael Show’ and Jerrod’s voice and point of view is a breath of fresh air in a comedy series,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “This show made a big impact with viewers and critics because it’s funny and relatable, but also because it’s fearless about discussing issues that are significant in the world today.”

More TV

  • Amazon Reveals Title, Judges of Heidi

    Amazon Reveals Title, Judges for Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn Fashion Series

    Amazon has revealed its upcoming fashion competition series, hosted by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, will be titled “Making The Cut.” The streamer also announced that the judges and guest judges for the series will include Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Carine Roitfeld and Joseph Altuzarra. The series is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video [...]

  • NRA TV

    NRA Scuttles Original Production for Streaming-Video Site

    The NRA will shut down production of new content for its streaming-video NRATV outlet, The New York Times reports. The report said the gun-rights lobbying organization may continue to run older content on the broadband outlet, but it will no longer feature Dana Loesch and other regular hosts in live programming. The demise of programming [...]

  • monty-python-are-fifty-in-2019

    Previously Unreleased Monty Python Audio to Get Airing for Troupe's 50th Anniversary

    Michael Palin will exec-produce series of radio specials containing never-before-released audio from Monty Python as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the iconic comedy troupe. They will play on the BBC in the U.K. and then go out in the U.S. Palin and his fellow Pythons – John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry [...]

  • TV News Hopes NBC's Democrat Debate

    TV News Hopes NBC's Democrat Debate Spurs More Than a Political Windfall

    NBC News is gearing up to cover two sprawling Democratic debates. But the trappings around them may remind viewers of another network staple: “Sunday Night Football.” NBCUniversal will televise debates among the Democratic candidates for U.S. presidency over two nights and across three different TV networks, as well as via host of digital venues, including [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content