NBC has made some tweaks to its prime-time plans, including delaying the start of the new series “The Carmichael Show.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, the program will now premiere Aug. 26, instead of its previously planned Aug. 5 rollout.
The show stars stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael, who is also the creator of the series.
“The rookie entry was slated to follow fellow first-year sitcom ‘Mr. Robinson,’ which premieres Aug. 5 at 9 p.m. Instead, NBC will air back-to-back episodes of ‘Mr. Robinson,’ starring ‘Office’ alum Craig Robinson, at 9 p.m. for three weeks, and then air three weeks of back-to-back episodes of ‘The Carmichael Show’ in the same time slot,” THR reports.
Both shows have six-episode orders for their initial seasons. The strategy appears designed to give both shows the maximum benefit of leading out from strong performer “America’s Got Talent.”