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NBC Orders Jerrod Carmichael Comedy to Series

Let the series orders begin.

NBC has handed a six-episode order to the “Untitled Jerrod Carmichael Comedy,” Variety has learned.

The multicam scripted project from Jerrod Carmichael is inspired by the comedian’s real-life relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father, his therapist-in training girlfriend, his hustling brother and his mother who is always right with Jesus.

Carmichael will exec produce and star as himself in the sitcom. He penned the pilot script with Nick Stoller (“Neighbors,” “Sex Tape”), who will also serve as an exec producer.

“We’re excited to be going forward to series with Jerrod,” said Jennifer Salke, NBC entertainment president. We can’t wait to see how he and his outstanding cast deliver the funny.”

The cast is rounded out by David Alan Grier, as Jerrod’s father, Joe; Loretta Devine, as his mother, Cynthia; Amber Stevens West, as his girlfriend, Maxine; and Lil Rel Howery, as his brother, Bobby.

Ravi Nandan will also serve exec produce. Universal Television is the studio.

The series marks the first new order for the cycle. Eva Longoria’s “Telenovela” comedy was handed a 13-episode order, as was Jennifer Lopez’s cop drama “Shades of Blue,” which will likely premiere during the 2015-16 season.

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