The Carmichael Show is back for its second season and continues to tackle hard-hitting news stories.


The show first kicked off quietly back in August and was gone in a mere three weeks, but NBC must have seen a diamond in the rough for the comedy sitcom. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, the show brings back nostalgia to its viewers. With stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael at the helm, the reviews are all positive. The show has similarities to All in the Family with its focus on family life and how outside political views and racial problems affect families.

The Carmichael Show also hit hard with tackling the controversial Black Lives Matter campaign in their last season and on Sunday’s episode, Bill Cosby‘s allegations will be the main subject. The preview that aired on Wednesday focused on Jerrod wishing to take his girlfriend Maxine (Amber Stevens West) to a Cosby show but she refused. Jerrod then asks his dad, Joe (David Alan Grier) or mom, Cynthia (Loretta Devine) if they wanted to go instead.

The star-studded cast is able to bring humor to tough topics such as cheating, which was the main focus of last night’s episode. Cynthia saw a friend’s husband cheating and debated on whether to tell her friend. She eventually tells her friend what she saw, but Karen believes she made it all up because she is jealous. The family discusses how the cheater is never blamed for what he or she did. Jarrod brings up the analogy of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and points out that Bill Clinton is still celebrated as cool for what he did.

The next episode is set to air on NBC at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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