Magazine article Variety

We Get Away with Murder!

Magazine article Variety

We Get Away with Murder!

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After a successful summer run, the family sitcom "The Carmichael Show," created by and starring comedian Jerrod Carmichael, returns March 13 for its second season on NBC. Its second time around, the show that has explored religion, gun control and Black Lives Matter will tackle its most controversial topic yet: Bill Cosby.

Why an episode about Bill Cosby?

It was an important topic and still is something everyone is discussing. I want the show to reflect real life as real as it possibly can. We couldn't wait on a topic that the world seemed to be talking about.

The episode is titled "Fallen Heroes." Are you aiming to put out a specific message about Cosby?

No. It's always perspective, never a message. It's not talking about the right or wrong of it - it is discussing our feelings on Bill Cosby in light of recent things. Wc kind of turn the dilemma on ourselves. Most shows want to put a bow on things, but we're not really interested in that. …

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