Jerrod Carmichael on Bringing Heart and Truth Back to the Sitcom

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Growing up, Jerrod Carmichael worshipped at the altar of NBC’s Must-See TV. Today the comedian has his own series on that network--The Carmichael Show. Even though the days of sitcom dominance are long gone at NBC, Carmichael was committed to creating an old-school show, complete with live studio audience, for a big broadcast network. Carmichael talks about the disagreement that led to a delay in announcing a third-season renewal for his show and about getting the best text message ever...from Norman Lear.

Photo: Comedian Jerrod Carmichael at KCRW.



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