Network: NBC
StarringJerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier, Amber Stevens West


We’ll never forgive NBC for canceling The Carmichael Show before its time was up then replacing it with Marlon, which at times felt like the wrong kind of 180 degree turn for that time slot. How many shows could openly and honestly discuss rape, stripping sisters, assisted suicide, drug use (and abuse), and threesomes with as much hilarity as Carmichael and company? Plus, they did it with a cast featuring budding talents like Tiffany Haddish, Amber Stevens West, and Lil Rel Howery, as well as vets like David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine. The old saying might be that all good things must come to an end, but when it comes to diamonds in the sitcom rough like The Carmichael Show, that end shouldn’t be as abrupt and frustrating. —khal