Last weekend we interviewed comedian and actor Lil Rel Howery on the red carpet of the 2017 BET Awards, and over the past week, we had no idea of how many things would have happened since then!
First, a couple of days after the interview, we discovered the news that The Carmichael Show on NBC would not be renewed. That may not come to a surprise to some, but according to our sources over at NBC, the cancellation came as a shock to tons of staffers because of how well the show did. The folks who weren’t surprised are the resident local “industry insiders” because we were told that as long as the network took to officially renew the show, they expected as much. This might be one of the reasons why the news of star Jerrod Carmichael quitting the show surfaced later on the same day didn’t shock those “insiders”. Who knows?
Later in the same week, we heard that comedian Howery, the co-star of the show and the surprise star of the hit film Get Out has definitely made some moves. As he told us on the red carpet, he has some projects coming out, including some new movies (see the video below). We also discovered from our sources that he’s joining the new season of HBO’s Insecure. We aren’t sure what his new role will be, but we do know for certain that he will be along for the ride with Issa Rae and the cast.
Stay tuned for more news as this develops!