NBC has made its first selection for its comedy offerings for the 2015-16 season. And the honor goes to Jerrod Carmichael. NBC has ordered a six-episode series of the new Carmichael comedy, which is inspired by the life of the stand-up comedian, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Carmichael first developed his show for NBC’s last pilot season but it didn’t take. Now NBC has decided to try again with the semi-autobiographical comedy. NBC reshot the pilot this season, which was first being developed as Go Jerrod Go, but the new version is untitled. And this time around it is more centered around the Jerrod’s family.
The sitcom explores Jerrod’s relationships with his father (David Alan Grier), his soon-to-be therapist girlfriend (Amber West), his hustler brother (Lil Rel Howery), and his religious mother (Loretta Devine).
“We’re excited to be going forward to series with Jerrod. We can’t wait to see how he and his outstanding cast deliver the funny,” NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke said.
Last season, the comedy was filmed as a low-budget presentation and just missed being ordered for future episodes.
Source: Madame Noire.