NBC Comedy to Star Jerrod Carmichael, David Alan Grier, Loretta Devine

NBC Comedy Jerrod Carmichael

NBC has greenlit six episodes of a multi-cam sitcom starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael, Grey’s Anatomy Emmy winner Lorette Devine and In Living Color alum David Alan Grier.

Exec-produced by Carmichael, Neighbors director Nick Stoller and Playing House‘s Ravi Nandan, the as-yet-untitled comedy is inspired by Carmichael’s real-life relationships with his say-anything, contrarian father (to be played by Grier), his therapist-in training girlfriend Entertainment Weekly Hosts Celebration Honoring Nominees For The Screen Actors Guild Awards(Greek‘s Amber Stevens West, right), his ever-hustling brother (Friends of the People‘s Lil Rel Howery) and his mother (Devine) who is “always, always, always right with Jesus.”

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

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  1. TVNerd says:

    While I encourage diverse casting, shows just with Black actors isn’t what the people want just because Empire was a success…why not add Latinos, Asians, Middle Eastern folk, and make it truly what America is…melting pot of diverse cultures and backgrounds

    • wow says:

      Well….it’s a family show….so maybe that’s why the cast is the same race as the lead actor who was attached from the start. Just a theory… But you’re right, most of America is comprised of multiethnic, blended families with adopted children of all races. Good call.

    • Dude says:

      Jane the Virgin, Cristela and Devious Maids are primarily Latino shows and NBC has an order for Eva Longoria’s Telenovela and another series based on a telenovela. Fresh Off the Boat is primarily Asian and there’s a pilot called Dr. Ken about an Asian family. It’s not just black people that are being represented.

      • esteban says:

        Thank you! Facts.

      • TVNerd says:

        Yeah recently there’s a push for diversity but you can tell they are casting A LOT of black actors for pilots based on success of Murder, Scandal and Empire. This year has started a new era of diversity which I embrace but you can’t deny the push for dramas/comedies with Black stars.

        Both Jane and Cristela and Fresh off the Boat were new this season as was Dr. Ken and Telenovela for next fall. Before that shows generally signed White actors with supporting roles for diverse actors…Shonda Rhimes helped change that with the success of Scandal and Murder.

  2. Madison M. says:

    I’ll follow Loretta to the ends of the earth.

    • Mark says:

      Amen! I love Loretta Devine. I was hoping she’d be cast in another David E Kelly project but this will do.

      • TV Fan says:

        Pardon the pun, but she was absolutely DIVINE on Boston Public. I found every acting chioce that she made was captivating, and I remember being thrilled that she found a role worthy of her talent on Greys Anatomy (and to win an Emmy for her role was the icing on the cake).

        Like you, I will watch any project with which she is involved.

  3. Dude says:

    I’ll watch for Amber Stevens. Loved her on Greek.

  4. Will says:

    Based on this cast alone you can count me in!

  5. zack says:

    I saw this show the other night and one of the girls was wearing a racist “black lives matters” shirt..what an outrage..you know they are cop killing, city destroying, rally disrupting, black power extremists..unbelievable