While a host of some of our favorite shows got the ax last week, there’s some good news for The Carmichael Show. The hit NBC comedy series has been renewed for a third season. According to Deadline, the comedy has been picked up for a 13-episode season bringing another round of laughter.
The show, which was created by and stars comedian Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine and David Alan Grier, tackles trending social issues and current events through the perspective of the Carmichael family.
Deadline reports that Season 1 ranked as the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks in eight years and tied for the No. 1 summer comedy over that span in adults 18-49. Season 2 brought even higher ratings and stronger reviews.
HipHollyood caught up with Carmicheal before the Season 2 premiere in March, and got the scoop on some of the issues the show would cover like Bill Cosby and Black Lives Matter. We guess it worked!
And speaking of work, Laverne Cox is definitely putting in some on the small screen. The Orange Is The New Black stand-out is set to c0-star in the new drama CBS Doubt, and will be making history doing so.
The show will be the first broadcast series featuring a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor. Doubt centers on Sadie play by Katherine Heigl, a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients, who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Cox, will play Cameron Wirth, a transgender attorney at the firm.
But that’s not all Cox will be doing this fall. She’ll also star in a remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, coming to Fox. Hit the flip for a first look of her as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.