Jerrod Carmihael and Amber Stevens West on "The Carmichael Show" (NBC)

Jerrod Carmihael and Amber Stevens West on “The Carmichael Show” (NBC)

*NBC was originally scheduled to air the season two premiere of “The Carmichael Show” early – on Tuesday, March 8 at 10:30 p.m. – ahead of its regular 9 p.m. Sundays timeslot beginning March 13. However, the network has made one change.

The preview date is now Wednesday, March 9 at 10 p.m., followed by a repeat episode at 10:30 p.m. The strategy of back-to-back airings was used successfully to build the audience for season 1.

“I think it worked to our advantage,” said the show’s star Jerrod Carmichael at the recent TCA Press Tour. “Ideally everyone wants the must-see spot, right? Growing a new show, I think that the marketing plan worked, and it grew an audience and allowed people to receive enough of the content to gauge whether or not they like the show.”

In the season two premiere, Cynthia (Loretta Devine) spots her Reverend cheating on his wife, prompting the family to discuss cheating and its consequences. Jerrod is shocked when this family discussion reveals that his girlfriend Maxine (Amber Stevens West) is no stranger to infidelity.

Below, West (the daughter of actor Shadoe Stevens) talks more about her background  before being cast in “The Carmichael Show”:

Watch a preview of the March 9, 10 p.m. season 2 premiere of “The Carmichael Show” below: