NBC has announced that "Mr. Robinson" will air back-to-back episodes for three weeks beginning with its premiere, Wednesday, Aug. 5 (9-10 p.m.).
"The Carmichael Show" will follow the same strategy and air back-to-back episodes in the timeslot for its Wednesday, Aug. 26 launch.
Initially, both were supposed to air in the same hour-long-block of comedies with "Mr. Robinson" premiering at 9 pm, immediately followed by "The Carmichael Show" at 9:30 pm, on Aug. 5.
Beginning Aug. 12, "Mr. Robinson" will have the benefit of an 8-9 p.m. lead-in live episode of "America’s Got Talent," the #1 series this summer on broadcast TV, and that strategy will continue for the Aug. 26 launch of "The Carmichael Show."
On Aug. 5, a "World’s Got Talent" special will air at 8-9 p.m., featuring the most memorable acts from "Got Talent" productions from around the globe.
Both "Mr. Robinson" and "The Carmichael Show" are scheduled for 6 episodes.
In "Mr Robinson," lead singer and keyboardist of the funk band Nasty Delicious, Craig (Craig Robinson), finds himself short on cash, and takes a job as a substitute high school music teacher. Meagan Good, Amandla Stenberg, Brandon T. Jackson, Spencer Grammer, Tim Bagley and Peri Gilpin round out the cast.
Meanwhile, "The Carmichael Show" is inspired by Jerrod’s relationships with his say-anything contrarian father, therapist-in training girlfriend, ever-hustling brother and mother, who is always, always, always right with Jesus.
Amber West, Lil Rel Howery, David Alan Grier, and Loretta Devine co-star.