The Carmichael Show: Bill Cosby-themed episode previewed in sneak peek
The Carmichael Show has never been shy about delving into a charged or topical issue. (Check out last summer’s episodes involving gun control or the Black Lives Matter movement, for example.) But this Sunday’s episode of the NBC multi-camera comedy will likely turn a few extra heads: It explores the ripple effects of the scandal involving Bill Cosby, who has been accused of sexually assaulting more than 50 women. (Cosby has denied any wrongdoing.)
In the episode, Jerrod (co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael) surprises his girlfriend, Maxine (Amber Stevens West) with tickets to a Cosby stand-up gig, a gift to which she does not take kindly. The whole family quickly becomes entangled in a debate not just about Cosby, but about other highly controversial performers — and the difficult process of separating the art from the artist.
Click on the exclusive video above to see Jerrod explain why he thinks talent trumps morals, which makes his brother, Bobby (Lil Rey Howery), wonder if he can start listening to Chris Brown again. “Fallen Heroes” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.