Network: NBC
Starring: Jerrod Carmichael, Amber Stevens West, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish

After a short, six-episode first season run, NBC was wise to give Jerrod Carmichael a second season of The Carmichael Show, a sitcom that harkens back to All in the Family and is woke enough to be a beacon of truth in Trump’s America. Always one to stay topical, Carmichael had his second season delve into everything from Bill Cosby’s sex scandal to cheating, prejudice, and more with an ounce of humor for every two ounces of real talk. With a hilarious cast that includes the timeless David Alan Grier and the captivating Tiffany Haddish, who I hope gets a little more to do in season three, this is the kind of smart, unapologetic show that will have a lot of impact on a major network over the next four years. Don’t know about you, but we’re here for it. —khal