Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show

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Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show
Directed byAri Katcher
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producers
ProducerMaya Seidler
Running time30 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseMarch 29, 2024 (2024-03-29) –

Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show is an American comedy television documentary series, directed by Ari Katcher. It follows Jerrod Carmichael, as he navigates friends, family, and strangers, in his quest for love, sex, and connection.

It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 10, 2024.[1][2] It premiered on March 29, 2024, on HBO.[3]


Jerrod Carmichael navigates friends, family, and strangers, in his quest for love, sex, and connection.


No.TitleDirected byOriginal air date
1"Emmys"Ari KatcherMarch 29, 2024 (2024-03-29)
As his experiment in radical honesty begins, Jerrod confronts his crush, avoids his mother, and scrambles to find a date to the Emmys. His crush is revealed to be rapper Tyler, the Creator. He invites Tyler to be his date for the Emmy Awards but gets rejected. He then has a conversation with Tyler about their friendship. He ends up bringing his friend Anonymous to the Emmys, and he ends up winning for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Rothaniel, his comedy special.
2"Mike"Ari KatcherApril 5, 2024 (2024-04-05)
Jerrod introduces his boyfriend Michael. Michael is a writer, getting his master's degree at the University of Iowa. Michael seems to spend weekends in New York with Jerrod. On one of the weekdays when Michael is back in Iowa, Jerrod calls over a Grindr hookup. His friend and fellow standup Jamar Neighbors sees this and both mention it in their respective routines on stage. Jerrod reads up on sex addiction, and some of it begins to resonate and goes therapy shopping. Michael attends one of these therapy sessions after learning about the recent hookup and they have a discussion about monogamy. Then, Michael leaves town again and Jerrod gets on Grindr.
3"Friendship"Ari KatcherApril 12, 2024 (2024-04-12)
4"Road Trip"Ari KatcherApril 19, 2024 (2024-04-19)
5"Jamar"Ari KatcherApril 26, 2024 (2024-04-26)
6"Homecoming"Ari KatcherMay 3, 2024 (2024-05-03)
7"Opening"Ari KatcherMay 10, 2024 (2024-05-10)
8"Cynthia"Ari KatcherMay 17, 2024 (2024-05-17)


In February 2023, it was announced HBO had ordered a documentary series revolving around Jerrod Carmichael, with Ari Katcher set to direct.[4]


Critical reception

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 100% of 10 critics' reviews are positive.[5] On Metacritic, the series holds a weighted average score of 82 out of 100, based on 10 critics.[6]


  1. ^ "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show". South by Southwest. Archived from the original on February 26, 2024. Retrieved February 26, 2024.
  2. ^ Complex, Valerie (January 10, 2024). "SXSW Lineup Sets 'The Fall Guy', '3 Body Problem' Among Fest's 2024 World Premieres As First Titles Revealed". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on January 12, 2024. Retrieved February 26, 2024.
  3. ^ "What's New On Max This March". Warner Bros. Discovery. Archived from the original on February 26, 2024. Retrieved February 26, 2024.
  4. ^ Campione, Katie (February 1, 2023). "Jerrod Carmichael Comedy Documentary Series Ordered At HBO". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on February 1, 2023. Retrieved February 26, 2024.
  5. ^ "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 29, 2024.
  6. ^ "Jerrod Carmichael Reality Show: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved March 29, 2024.

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