Sunday night’s episode, entitled ‘Fallen Heroes,’ addressed the current circumstances surrounding the beloved comedian-turned-alleged-sexual-assaulter, but in a creative and funny way. Co-creator, executive producer, and star Jerrod Carmichael told The Hollywood Reporter when asked about his motivations behind the episode, “I just think that this show should both live in the real world and that it should treat audiences like adult and I think topics like these do both.”
Showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel said, “Every day we’re making choices and having to live in this grey world and that was certainly the inspiration for Cosby at least. To be able to tell a story about why that’s hard.”
The Carmichael Show airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
Emmy-winning Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage is heading to Saturday Night Live.
The actor, known for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, has been announced as the SNL host for the April 2 episode, making it his first time hosting the sketch comedy show. Dinklage will be joined by musical guest Gwen Stefani, who’s preparing to release her third solo album, This Is What the Truth Feels Like.
Dinklage’s SNL appearance comes only a few weeks before Game of Thrones’ sixth season premieres on HBO.
In its second weekend at the box office, Disney’s Zootopia continued to rule, raking in $50 million over the weekend.
The J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie 10 Cloverfield Lane opened in second place, collecting $25.2 million, while Deadpool rounded up the top 3 with $10.8 million.