The Carmichael Show to Air Episode Featuring Uncensored N-Word

Vlada Gelman

Hold the bleeps: NBC’s The Carmichael Show will broadcast the racial slur “n—-r” in its entirety during an upcoming Season 3 episode.

“‘N-word’ is childish… say it!” star/executive producer Jerrod Carmichael told reporters during NBC Universal’s summer press day on Monday. “We know what we’re talking about. We’re not speaking to children.”

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He added that the word is heard unedited “like, six times” during the half-hour, which will run with a parental advisory warning. Carmichael stars as himself in the acclaimed NBC sitcom, which centers on a fictionalized version of his North Carolina family and features TV veterans David Alan Grier and Loretta Devine as his parents. Previous episodes have tackled hot-button issues like police shootings and Black Lives Matter protests.

The N-word previously aired on broadcast television during All in the Family‘s run on CBS in the ’70s — but that was “before political correctness,” Devine noted.

The Carmichael Show Season 3 premieres Wednesday, May 31 at 9/8c on NBC.

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