NBC Show Plans To Air Uncensored N-Word
An upcoming NBC episode is planning to air the uncensored n-word during the sitcom “The Carmichael Show,” Variety magazine reports.
During an NBC press event in Beverly Hills, Calif., the star and creator of the show comedian Jerrod Carmichael told reporters that not saying it is “childish.”
“‘N-word’ is childish. … Say it,” Carmichael told the press. “We know what we’re talking about. We’re not speaking to children.” (RELATED: Tucker Carlson’s New Show Has Epic Ratings Premiere, Beats CNN And MSNBC Combined)
Viewers will hear the word “like six times” during the show, Carmichael said.
The actress who plays Carmichael’s on-screen mother on the show, Loretta Devine, noted that while the word has been aired in the past during such shows as “All in the Family” and “Sanford and Son,” that was “before political correctness.”
This will not be the first time the series has handled a controversial issue. Over the past two seasons, it dealt with Bill Cosby’s scandal, Black Lives Matter and police brutality.
“You can’t be afraid of talking about things like that,” Carmichael said of the Cosby episode.
Season three of the series is scheduled to air May 31 at 9 p.m. along with a parental advisory.