'The Carmichael Show' Tackles the Right to Die (Exclusive Video)

'The Jeffersons' star Marla Gibbs returns as David Alan Grier's TV mother.
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The Carmichael Show is about to take on one of its toughest topics yet.

And that's saying a lot considering the long list of sensitive subjects (gun control, religion, gender issues, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, depression, Islamophobia) the NBC sitcom has already tackled.

Wednesday's new episode centers on the right-to-die movement when Joe's mother (returning guest star Marla Gibbs) asks Joe (David Alan Grier), Jerrod (star and co-creator Jerrod Carmichael) and Bobby (Lil Rel Howery) to help end her life when they go visit her. 

How does one do that? With fresh-baked cookies, naturally, as evidenced in The Hollywood Reporter's exclusive video from the episode, titled "Grandma Francis."

"OK, let's talk a game plan for how we gonna kill me," she tells the boys. However, her proposition quickly causes an intense divide within the group about how, or whether, to assist Grandma Francis in ending her life.

Although it might sound hard to watch, as per usual, the team behind the third-year multicam promises to make the pill go down as smoothly as possible (pun intended.)

"People want to talk about this stuff, but also I think people want to laugh about this stuff," showrunner Danielle Sanchez-Witzel told THR earlier this year. "Laughing about it is much more of a release to me than crying about it."

 

The Carmichael Show airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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