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In 'The Carmichael Show,' Jerrod Carmichael takes on today's issues

In 'The Carmichael Show,' Jerrod Carmichael takes on today's issues

When Jerrod Carmichael was 13, he told his brother about dreams of having a television show. He wanted a sitcom on NBC and it to air on the then-coveted spot of Thursday nights.

Fifteen years later, two out of three of those wishes have come true.

After a recent day of rehearsals on the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Century City for "The Carmichael Show," the 28-year-old comedian scanned a list of production emails on his phone as he sat in a barber chair, getting a trim. Carmichael was preparing to shoot an episode the next day for his own show, on NBC.

The one hitch: It airs Sundays, not Thursdays, although nowadays Sunday is considered the more...

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