The Carmichael Show episode guide

Porn Addiction

Porn Addiction

Season 2

Airdate: March 25, 2017

A shocked Cynthia discovers her family watches pornography.

Maxine's Dad

Maxine's Dad

Season 2

Airdate: March 18, 2017

Maxine's wealthy father arrives for her graduation, spinning into motion a debate about independence, family dynamics and whether or not love can be bought.

Man's World

Man's World

Season 2

Airdate: March 11, 2017

Maxine challenges Jerrod's attitude about gender roles, leading the Carmichael men to prove their masculinity by fixing the roof. Meanwhile, Maxine sets out to show that a woman can change a tire without a man's help.

Facebook Friends

Facebook Friends

Season 2

Airdate: March 11, 2017

Joe joins Facebook, but Cynthia is upset when he receives a friend request from his high-school girlfriend. All this leads the family to explore social media and its impact on relationships.

The Blues

The Blues

Season 2

Airdate: December 10, 2016

The family members confront the possibility that Cynthia may be suffering from depression and in need of therapy.

Ex-Con

Ex-Con

Season 2

Airdate: December 3, 2016

The prison system is discussed by the family when Jerrod's childhood friend is released from jail after 10 years. Also, Jerrod must face how much his life has changed, and an idealistic viewpoint clashes with realist attitudes.

New Neighbors

New Neighbors

Season 2

Airdate: December 3, 2016

Jerrod and Maxine clash over his parents' conduct when a Muslim couple move in next door. Problems escalate when his parents witness their new neighbors receiving a mysterious package and they set out to investigate.

President Trump

President Trump

Season 2

Airdate: November 7, 2016

After meeting Donald Trump, Joe decides he wants to vote for him, much to Maxine's dismay; Jerrod attends a Trump rally with Joe.

Gentrifying Bobby

Gentrifying Bobby

Season 2

Airdate: November 7, 2016

As rent hikes threaten to force Nekeisha out of her neighborhood, Jerrod and Bobby discover they are on opposite sides of the issue of gentrification.

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

Season 2

Airdate: October 17, 2016

Maxine and Jerrod have a bedroom mishap and rush out to obtain a Plan B pill, but an approaching storm forces them to take shelter in Joe and Cynthia's basement.

The Funeral

The Funeral

Season 2

Airdate: October 10, 2016

Joe's father dies, prompting the family to debate the most appropriate way to handle the funeral, particularly in light of Joe's complicated relationship with him.

Fallen Heroes

Fallen Heroes

Season 2

Airdate: October 3, 2016

Maxine rejects Jerrod's invite to a Bill Cosby concert, so Jerrod offers the tickets to his parents for an anniversary gift, triggering a debate on whether one should attend Cosby's show.

Everybody Cheats

Everybody Cheats

Season 2

Airdate: September 26, 2016

Cheating and consequences are discussed by the family when Cynthia sees her friend's husband with another woman. Before long, a shocking truth about Maxine emerges. The Season 2 opener.

Gold Diggers

Gold Diggers

Season 1

Airdate: August 26, 2017

In the finale, Bobby brings home his new girlfriend, sparking a debate about the effects of money. The talk uncovers something about Maxine's financial situation that Jerrod never knew and doesn't know if he can handle.

Three Year Anniversary

Three Year Anniversary

Season 1

Airdate: August 26, 2017

The family discovers the unique way that Jerrod and Maxine celebrated their dating anniversary, and their disapproval forces Jerrod and Maxine to scrutinize how they might not be able to meet one another's expectations.

Low Expectations

Low Expectations

Season 1

Airdate: August 19, 2017

When Bobby suffers an on-the-job injury that spurs him to want to go to college, Maxine defends his decision to the disapproving Carmichaels but struggles herself once he declares what career he'd like to pursue.

Intervention

Intervention

Season 1

Airdate: August 12, 2017

Bobby and Nekeisha clash over how much she's been drinking, sparking a family intervention that turns into a debate about how to best handle life stress.

Morris

Morris

Season 1

Airdate: August 5, 2017

Bobby tells Jerrod about a mysterious Facebook message he received, leading to the revelation of a decades-old family secret.

Shoot-Up-Able

Shoot-Up-Able

Season 1

Airdate: August 5, 2017

When Jerrod survives a tragedy, he fights against being coddled by his family and being labeled a victim, but things become more difficult when he's forced to tell a police officer exactly what he saw.

Lesbian Wedding

Lesbian Wedding

Season 1

Airdate: July 29, 2017

A family debate about beauty and superficiality ensues when Maxine offers to set Bobby up with a friend whom the family deems unattractive.

Grandma Francis

Grandma Francis

Season 1

Airdate: July 29, 2017

A boys' trip finds Joe and his sons visiting Joe's mother, but the getaway takes a serious turn when she presents them with an impossible dilemma.

Support The Troops

Support The Troops

Season 1

Airdate: July 22, 2017

Jerrod gets into a fight with a soldier in front of Joe and Bobby. Joe tries to make it up to the soldier, but complications result.

Yes Means Yes

Yes Means Yes

Season 1

Airdate: July 22, 2017

A family debate about consent ensues after Maxine's friend posts about her sexual assault on social media. Before long, the debate sends Bobby into a spiral. The Season 3 opener.

Guns

Guns

Season 1

Airdate: September 16, 2015

Maxine finds a gun that belongs to Jerrod, triggering a family debate about gun control and power dynamics in relationships.

Prayer

Prayer

Season 1

Airdate: September 16, 2015

The family's reverend is hit by a car, igniting passionate family discourse about religion and spirituality. In addition, Jerrod and Maxine must face deeper aspects of their relationship. The Season 1 finale.

Gender

Gender

Season 1

Airdate: September 2, 2015

Jerrod mentors a teen, who reveals a secret about his sexuality, leading to a family discussion about gender roles. Meanwhile, Bobby is served with divorce papers.

Kale

Kale

Season 1

Airdate: September 2, 2015

Jerrod encourages his parents to lead healthier lifestyles, but his efforts backfire and cause a family debate about health, aging and death.

Protest

Protest

Season 1

Airdate: August 26, 2015

A protest breaks out in the community, causing divisions in the family over social activism and complicating Jarrod's birthday celebration.

Pilot

Pilot

Season 1

Airdate: August 26, 2015

Jerrod is nervous to tell his parents he is moving with his girlfriend, but his girlfriend wants to be honest.

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